Nationwide Children's News Releases

Jan 21, 2020

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Joins Four Other Top Research Institutions in Joint Initiative Focused on Single Ventricle Heart Defects

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today that it is the recipient of a $1 million Innovation Fund, endowed by the nonprofit foundation: Additional Ventures. In receiving this funding, AWRI will join four other research institutions in a large-scale coordinated research effort centered on identifying new avenues to functionally cure patients with single ventricle heart defects (SVDs).

Jan 20, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Earns National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence Designation

As part of the division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, the Pancreas Center at Nationwide Children’s provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care for infants, children and teens suffering from diseases of the pancreas.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Plans for Andelyn Biosciences
Jan 13, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Plans for Andelyn Biosciences

Central Ohio’s first commercial-scale gene therapy Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) clinical manufacturing facility slated for 2023.

Lee Ann Wallace, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, Named Chief Nursing Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Jan 06, 2020

Lee Ann Wallace, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, Named Chief Nursing Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Following a national search, Lee Ann Wallace, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, current vice president of Neonatal Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been selected senior vice president and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) effective March 20.

Dec 17, 2019

Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announce Affiliation

Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce an innovative affiliation to enhance pediatric health care services for children and their families in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

Dec 12, 2019

Triple Medication Combination Could be Life-changing for Majority of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A Phase III clinical trial shows that elexacaftor added to ivacaftor and tezacaftor improves lung function and quality of life in cystic fibrosis patients with the most common genetic mutation, F508del.

Dec 09, 2019

Study Shows Three-Day Intensive Crisis Intervention is Associated with Reduced Suicidality in Adolescents

When an adolescent is acutely suicidal and cannot safely remain in the community, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is the traditional intervention. But a lack of appropriate facilities across the United States, combined with an increasing demand for inpatient psychiatric services, means many young people who are at critical risk often cannot get the help they need.

While Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage
Dec 09, 2019

While Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding eye exposures associated with household cleaning products from 2000 through 2016 and found a decrease in the number of exposures during this period. However, the number of these exposures among young children remains high.

Record-setting charitable donation of $2,305,854 announced for 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
Dec 06, 2019

Record-setting charitable donation of $2,305,854 announced for 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

Tournament officials announced today that the 13th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, concluded August 18, 2019, at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $2,437,194 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $2,305,854 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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.