Dec 07, 2023
Nationwide Children’s - Toledo, Mercy Health and ProMedica are partnering to address the social, economic and environmental factors that impact the health of children and families in the Toledo community. Each system has invested in social determinants of health individually but during recent months agreed to work together to have a stronger impact on addressing these critical issues that affect childhood and overall community health. Working collaboratively with community organizations, these local hospital systems will improve housing affordability and quality, support lead remediation and reduce lead exposure for families in northwest Ohio.
Dec 06, 2023
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – For most children and adults, a case of the flu can be uncomfortable but manageable, with typical symptoms and recovery. Unfortunately, influenza can be severe and cause life-threatening complications.
Dec 01, 2023
The Worthington Companies Foundation and The McConnell Foundation Donate $7.5 Million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Advance the Most Promising Research Breakthroughs
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced a generous gift of $7.5 million from The Worthington Companies Foundation and The McConnell Foundation to create The Worthington Companies Pediatric Research Fund.
Nov 28, 2023
In the United States, health care inequities based on racial and ethnic sociodemographics are pervasive and persistent. Research has shown the systems that deliver health care have both contributed to and maintain these disparities. Quality improvement programs and health policy innovations have led to modest improvements in equity, but research on which approaches work best and how to scale promising programs is limited.
Nov 21, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Center for Family Safety and Healing (TCFSH) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has announced the appointment of Melissa Graves as its president, effective March 4, 2024.
Nov 16, 2023
Study Shows Amount and Days of Opioids Prescribed at Discharge Decreased After 2017 Ohio Prescription Opioid Cap Law
In a new study, published in PLOS One, researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Center for Pediatric Trauma Research, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Orthopedics, and Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital compared the amount of opioid analgesics prescribed to children following enactment of the Ohio Opioid Cap Law with historical controls.
Nov 14, 2023
Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “Light Up the Lawn, Light Up a Life” Makes Sparkling Return for Year Two
Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “Light Up the Lawn, Light Up a Life” Campaign will return for its second year starting today, November 14. "Light Up the Lawn, Light Up a Life” is designed to brighten the holidays for children hospitalized at Nationwide Children’s, their families and the health care heroes caring for them.
Oct 30, 2023
Fall Festival in Linden Neighborhood gives families a chance to celebrate with Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital will celebrate fall and neighborhood wellness with the Linden community during a free Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families Fall Festival on Saturday, November 4.
Oct 26, 2023
The Center for Family Safety and Healing and Black Girl Rising Hold Conference to Combat Digital Dating Abuse
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – According to a study published in JAMAPediatrics, the average amount of time U.S. teenagers spent on social media nearly doubled over the course of the pandemic. Unfortunately, this increase places youth at a higher risk for unsafe online connections.
Oct 23, 2023
Researchers at Nationwide Children’s have been working on a novel solution to prevent NEC. They have developed a novel probiotic system that harnesses the durability of biofilms to improve the administration of probiotics to patients. It has been licensed to Scioto Biosciences. Their latest study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, describes the use of a biofilm formulation of Limosilactobacillus reuteri (Lr) to prevent NEC in a piglet model.