Nationwide Children's Events & Announcements

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.

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.

Dec 05, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts Annual Holiday Toy Drive with Special Appearance by Harlem Globetrotter and Columbus Native Zeus McClurkin

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will collect new toys and gift cards for patients during its annual holiday toy drive.

Dec 04, 2019

Tim Hortons Raises More than $32,000 in Support of On Our Sleeves™

From Sept. 16-22, participating Tim Hortons restaurants and their associates raised $32,964.72, a record- breaking effort, in support of the On Our Sleeves movement.

Dr. Jonathan Finlay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Neuro-Oncology
Dec 03, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Finlay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Neuro-Oncology

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Jonathan Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, program director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has become the first pediatric specialist to receive the Society for Neuro-Oncology’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which may be awarded to anyone connected to

Nov 26, 2019

Study Finds Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Increase in Marijuana Exposures

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December 2017, which totaled an average of 3,743 exposures each year, or approximately 10 calls every day.