Nationwide Children's News Releases

Patty McClimon Named to Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders to Watch List
Feb 16, 2021

Patty McClimon Named to Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders to Watch List

Patty McClimon, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021’s Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare. This award program recognizes women in leadership roles, spotlighting their administrative and professional accomplishments.

Jan 29, 2021

Lauren Bakaletz Named 2021 Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research

Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was named the 2021 Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research.

Jan 27, 2021

Study Shows When Housing Quality is Poor, Children Suffer

Housing instability and homelessness are widely understood to have an impact on health, and certain housing problems have been linked to specific childhood health conditions, such as mold with asthma.

Dec 17, 2020

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Measles Vaccination Rates?

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that more families are putting off their children’s preventive care visits, causing pediatric providers to worry about missed vaccines.

Dec 17, 2020

2020 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces record-setting $2,670,000 charitable donation

Tournament officials announced today that the 14th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, concluded August 23, 2020, at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $2,670,000 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $2,500,000 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dec 16, 2020

45th Playing of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Sets Charitable Giving Record Amidst Global Pandemic

Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today that the 45th playing of the prestigious invitational, concluded July 19, 2020, raised a record-setting $3,100,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital through an alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. It is the first time the Tournament’s yearly charitable giving total has topped $3 million. Since its inception in 1976, the Memorial has eclipsed $38 million in donations to central Ohio charities, with nearly $26 million going to Nationwide Children’s.

Despite Decrease in Recent Years, Rate of Sledding-Related Injuries Still Concerning
Dec 16, 2020

Despite Decrease in Recent Years, Rate of Sledding-Related Injuries Still Concerning

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that 220,488 patients were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to sledding from 2008 through 2017. Nearly 70% of these patients were children age 19 years and younger. Compared to adults, children were almost seven times as likely to be treated in an emergency department for a sledding-related injury.

Dec 10, 2020

Alliance Data Commits Multi-Year, $2 Million Gift to Support Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Vital Signs Initiative

The funds will be used to support the hospital’s Pediatric Vital Signs program, a first-of-its-kind community-based initiative designed to meaningfully measure and improve the health of all children, both patients and non-patients, in Franklin County. 

Dec 03, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Acquire Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital

TOLEDO, OH - As an extension of their current collaborative partnership, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will acquire Mercy Health — Children's Hospital effective January 1, 2022.

New Study Finds Association Between Types of Cellphone Laws  and How Often Teens Talk on the Phone While Driving
Dec 02, 2020

New Study Finds Association Between Types of Cellphone Laws and How Often Teens Talk on the Phone While Driving

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed the association between cellphone laws and the prevalence of talking on a phone while driving among teen drivers by using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveys from 2013 through 2019.