Nationwide Children's Events & Announcements

Sound the Alarm: Researchers Determine More Effective Ways to Awaken Children and Their Families During a House Fire
Oct 12, 2020

Sound the Alarm: Researchers Determine More Effective Ways to Awaken Children and Their Families During a House Fire

When residential fires happen at night while families are sleeping, deaths are more likely to occur. Smoke alarms are important for preventing these deaths, yet research has shown that many pre-teenage children don’t wake up to traditional high-frequency tone alarms. Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducted a series of studies to identify smoke alarm signals that would more effectively awaken children and other members of the household in the event of a fire.

Oct 06, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded the 2020 Hearst Health Prize

Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health today announced Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the winner of the 2020 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health. Nationwide Children’s was awarded this prize for its Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families (HNHF) initiative and its mission to improve outcomes for children and families by creating healthy, opportunity-rich communities.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Big Lots Announce 2020 Recipient of Big Lot’s Behavioral Health Scholarship
Sep 23, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Big Lots Announce 2020 Recipient of Big Lot’s Behavioral Health Scholarship

Susanne Nyaga, a graduate student at Howard University, is the 2020 recipient of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Scholarship the Columbus, Ohio-based retail company and Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today. 

Sep 21, 2020

Big Lots Engages Customers with On Our Sleeves® Movement; Supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Efforts to Break the Stigma Surrounding Children’s Mental Health

Big Lots announced today the launch of its annual fall point-of-sale campaign that will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Now through Sunday, October 25, customers can donate $1, $2, $5, or more at checkout. One hundred percent of the dollars raised go toward making sure every community in America has access to free educational resources for parents and families to promote mental wellness and break stigmas.

Sep 10, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $2.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Expand Teen Health Programs in Columbus City Schools

The Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded Nationwide Children’s Hospital a $2.5 million grant to support and expand its school-based adolescent healthcare services within Columbus City Schools (CCS).

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index
Sep 02, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” (HEI) designation, announced the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). Nationwide Children’s joins 10 other health care providers in the state of Ohio on the esteemed list.

Aug 27, 2020

Patient-Centered, Age-Appropriate Contraception Counseling Helps Health Care Providers Educate Adolescents About Contraceptive Methods

Preventing unplanned pregnancies in adolescents with effective and easy-to-use contraception is key to ensuring that adolescents do not become parents before they are ready. Adolescents view their health care providers as trusted sources of medical information. Thus, providers are tasked with providing adolescent patients with comprehensive, age-appropriate and nonjudgmental contraception counseling.

Aug 21, 2020

Nationwide Awards Scholarship to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion

Nationwide, the founding partner of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (NCHC) golf tournament, surprised Zaven and his family with a $10,000 college scholarship this morning. The presentation was made prior to the first round of play at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals event at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio. The proceeds from the tournament benefit pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Since the tournament’s inception in 2007, nearly $14 million has been raised for the hospita

Despite Decreases in Recent Years, New Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High
Aug 10, 2020

Despite Decreases in Recent Years, New Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding ATV-related head and neck injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2014 involving patients younger than 18 years of age, and found an average of more than 11,000 children and teens treated for nonfatal ATV-related head and neck injuries annually – that’s approximately 31 children and teens injured each day.

Aug 03, 2020

Maryam Fouladi, MD, Named Co-Executive Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program

Dr. Fouladi will continue her extensive work on brain stem gliomas (DIPG) at Nationwide Children’s alongside Jeffrey Leonard, MD, co-executive director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program and chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s.