Nationwide Children's News Releases

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.

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.

Dec 02, 2020

Building Resiliency in Children as the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues through the Holidays

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Seasons of change can be difficult to navigate emotionally, not only for adults, but also for children. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly impacted children’s mental health, and as families start planning for the holidays that may look very different this

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.

Andelyn Biosciences Breaks Ground for New Commercial-Scale Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility
Nov 23, 2020

Andelyn Biosciences Breaks Ground for New Commercial-Scale Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

Andelyn Biosciences, an affiliate company of Nationwide Children’s Hospital that manufactures gene therapy products for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, has broken ground on its new site located at 1250 Arthur E. Adams Dr. in The Ohio State University’s Innovation District. Opening in 2022, it will be central Ohio’s first commercial-scale Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) production facility devoted to gene therapies.

Nov 16, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Offers Many Ways to Give to Patients During the Holiday Season

There are many opportunities for the local community and supporters of Nationwide Children’s Hospital around the country to give back to patients during the holiday season.