Nationwide Children's News Releases

Dec 05, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts Annual Holiday Toy Drive with Special Appearance by Harlem Globetrotter and Columbus Native Zeus McClurkin

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will collect new toys and gift cards for patients during its annual holiday toy drive.

44th Playing of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Sets Charitable Giving Record
Dec 05, 2019

44th Playing of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Sets Charitable Giving Record

Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today that the 44th playing of the prestigious invitational, concluded June 2, 2019, raised a total of $2.65 million for charitable organizations in central Ohio, including a record-setting $2,200,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital through an alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

Dec 04, 2019

Tim Hortons Raises More than $32,000 in Support of On Our Sleeves™

From Sept. 16-22, participating Tim Hortons restaurants and their associates raised $32,964.72, a record- breaking effort, in support of the On Our Sleeves movement.

Dec 04, 2019

Redirecting the Natural Immune Response to Disrupt Bacterial Biofilms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Most bacterial species prefer to live in biofilms, where they are protected from antibiotic treatments and can lead to chronic and recurrent diseases in humans.

Dr. Jonathan Finlay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Neuro-Oncology
Dec 03, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Finlay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Neuro-Oncology

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Jonathan Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, program director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has become the first pediatric specialist to receive the Society for Neuro-Oncology’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which may be awarded to anyone connected to

Nov 26, 2019

Study Finds Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Increase in Marijuana Exposures

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December 2017, which totaled an average of 3,743 exposures each year, or approximately 10 calls every day.

Nov 25, 2019

Study Finds Increase in Pediatric Eye Injuries from Nonpowder Firearms

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated nonpowder firearm injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) among children younger than 18 years from 1990 through 2016. It found an overall decrease in the rate of nonpowder firearm injuries during the study period, but an increasing rate of eye injuries related to nonpowder firearms.

Nov 21, 2019

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 help patients during the holiday season.

Nov 19, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Recognized as Blackdoctor.org 2019 Top Hospital for Diversity

Featured hospitals represent all regions of the United States and each hospital on this distinguished list delivers quality care at the highest level, while promoting equity and inclusion in their operations, programs services and staffing.

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws
Nov 19, 2019

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws.