Nationwide Children's News Releases

Feb 27, 2024

Registration now open for the On Our Sleeves 5K for Children’s Mental Health on May 4 at Field

The On Our Sleeves 5K for Children’s Mental Health will be held for the first time at the 2023 MLS Cup Champion Columbus Crew’s Field on Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. The race, hosted by the Columbus Crew with lead support by founding partners Big Lots and Nationwide, is a community run and walk to grow awareness, break stigmas, and raise funds for The On Our Sleeves® Movement For Children’s Mental Health.

Feb 22, 2024

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and United Way of Central Ohio Partner to Provide Free Tax Preparation to Help Ohioans Maximize Tax Credits

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – In 2023, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its volunteers helped return $1.2 million in refunds to Ohio families and helped many of those families access tax credits they didn’t know they could receive.

Feb 16, 2024

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Recognized on Forbes List of ‘America’s Best Employers’

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital once again has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes.

Feb 15, 2024

Midwest Pediatric Device Consortium Launches to Accelerate Innovation in Pediatrics

Columbus, OH—February 15, 2024 —Today, the Midwest Pediatric Device Consortium (MPDC), a new consortium led by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Cincinnati Children’s, and Cleveland Clinic Children’s launched to utilize the resources of the

Feb 12, 2024

Study Finds Adolescents with Concussion May Benefit from More Activity Earlier

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that when it comes to concussion recovery, activity type matters. In a study published today in British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that limiting screen time and returning to school early following a concussion may speed up recovery.

Jan 22, 2024

New Study Finds Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet Exposure Burden among Young Children Remains; Increase in Exposures among Older Children, Teens, and Adults

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 and the Central Ohio Poison Center investigated trends in calls to poison centers across the country for exposures to liquid laundry detergent packets. The study investigators identified declines in the number, rate and severity of liquid laundry detergent packet exposures among children younger than 6 years. However, the exposure burden remained high. Additionally, exposures have increased among older children, teens and adults.

Jerry Mendell, MD, Announced as King Faisal Prize Laureate in Medicine
Jan 18, 2024

Jerry Mendell, MD, Announced as King Faisal Prize Laureate in Medicine

Jerry Mendell, MD, senior advisor in the Center for Gene Therapy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is this year’s recipient of the King Faisal Prize for Medicine for his contributions toward the screening, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and limb girdle muscular dystrophy.

Jan 09, 2024

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Redesignated with American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition®

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® has awarded Nationwide Children’s Hospital its fifth consecutive Magnet Designation. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations worldwide for their commitment to nursing excellence and innovation. There are just over 600 Magnet designated hospitals in the world, with less than 1% having achieved this honor five or more times.

Jan 08, 2024

Tickets for Butterfly Guild’s Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For its 66th annual production, Butterfly Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will take place on March 1, 2 & 3, 2024 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre located at 34 W. Broad St.

Dec 20, 2023

Central Ohio’s First Proton Therapy Center Opens to Treat Children and Adults

Today Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) celebrated the opening of the proton therapy center, the first treatment facility in central Ohio offering this highly targeted form of radiation therapy for treatment of complex tumors that cannot be removed through surgery.