Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Honorable Mention in 2011 RACE for Results

May 31, 2011

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was one of four hospitals to receive recognition for successful improvement projects by the Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA). The Neonatal Services Team’s entry in the Waste Reduction Category, ‘Neonatal Care Collaborative to Decrease Length of Stay’ received Honorable Mention for their efforts in decreasing length of stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

CHCA has implemented RACE for Results in order to recognize the medical institutions that demonstrate clinical, financial or operational improvement. The annual competition is only open to CHCA Owner Hospitals that demonstrate these responsibilities for at least six months. Winners are selected by a panel of hospital peers and international health care experts.

“We are honored to receive such a great award and commend our Neonatal Services leadership and staff for their efforts in reducing length of stay for our most delicate patients,” said Rich Brilli, MD, FAAP, FCCM, chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Reducing length of stay is just one of the many ways Nationwide Children’s is working to ensure the best outcomes and experience for every child we treat.”

“This is an interesting project approaching a problem many face from an alternative view with very good results that were spread and sustained,” said panel judge, Peter Lachman, MD, FRCP, consultant pediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Trust, London, England.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at