Nationwide Childrens Hospital Honors 2011 Career Contribution Award Recipients

September 12, 2011

Nationwide Children’s Hospital staff and friends gathered Wednesday, September 7, to honor four recipients of the 2011 Career Contribution Awards. The special distinction is awarded by Nationwide Children’s medical staff to a select few of its most highly respected peers. The award is given to those who, in the eyes of their fellow physicians, have exemplified themselves through a lifetime commitment to maintaining the highest quality of health care service and helping Nationwide Children’s build a trademark reputation as a local, regional and national leader in pediatrics.

The 2011 recipients are as follows:

John Terrance Davis, MD, FACS – Cardiothoracic Surgery
John Terrance Davis, MD, FACS, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a professor of Clinical Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Davis received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his residency. He is certified in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Davis is the associate chief medical officer and the co-medical director for patient safety at Nationwide Children’s. Dr. Davis originated and developed the world’s most successful surgical treatment for Jeune’s Syndrome. He has been with Nationwide Children’s since 1991.

William W. Long, MD, FAAP – General Pediatrics
William W. Long, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Long is board certified in Pediatrics and is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Long received his medical degree from West Virginia University, and completed his residency at Nationwide Children’s. He has been with Nationwide Children’s since 1992.

Richard E. McClead, MD, MHA – Neonatology
Richard E. McClead, MD, MHA, is a neonatologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a professor and vice chairman for Quality in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. McClead received his medical degree from Ohio State University, and completed his residency and fellowship at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. In 1997, Dr. McClead received a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. His interest in health care administration has led to an active role in quality improvement initiatives at Nationwide Children’s and his current role as the medical director for Quality Improvement Service. He has been with Nationwide Children’s since 1979.

Olivia W. Thomas, MD – Ambulatory Pediatrics
Olivia W. Thomas, MD, is the chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a clinical professor of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, and completed her residency at Nationwide Children’s. Her clinical interests include improving access to care for uninsured and underinsured children, improving asthma care for all children, health literacy, obesity prevention and family violence prevention. She has been with Nationwide Children’s since 1979.

NOTE TO EDITOR:
Dr. Davis is a resident of 43221
Dr. Long is a resident of 43147
Dr. McClead is a resident of 43230
Dr. Thomas is a resident of 43232

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 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 1.4 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 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 NationwideChildrens.org.