Nationwide Children's News Releases

Apr 12, 2022

Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Welcomes Lynn Rosenthal to its Ohio Advisory Board

COLUMBUS – The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio (CDF-Ohio) is proud to announce that Lynn Rosenthal, the President of The Center for Family Safety and Healing (TCFSH) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will join its Ohio Advisory Board. Ms. Rosenthal brings to the board her voice as a nationally known champion for the prevention of family violence.

 

Mar 28, 2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Once Again Earns Highest Ranking from Human Rights Campaign for Inclusive Care and Employment Practices

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again earned the “LGBTQ+ Health Care Equality Leader” (HEI) designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) for its successful commitment to being both an inclusive health care provider and employer.

Mar 23, 2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Selected as Clinical Coordinating Center in Large National Clinical Trial Sponsored by National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been selected for funding as the Clinical Coordinating Center for the multicenter randomized trial: “Percutaneous intervention versus observational trial of arterial ductus in lower gestational age infants (PIVOTAL)”.

Catherine Krawczeski, MD, Named Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Mar 15, 2022

Catherine Krawczeski, MD, Named Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Catherine Dent Krawczeski, MD, has been named Physician-in-Chief and Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Krawczeski will also serve as Chair of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, pending approval from The Ohio State University Board of Trustees. Dr. Krawczeski will begin this new role in Summer 2022.

Mar 09, 2022

Early Phase Gene Therapy Study for SMARD1/CMT2S Disease Now Enrolling

Nationwide Children's Hospital has launched a new Phase I/IIa gene replacement clinical study to evaluate the safety of a gene therapy for IGHMBP2-related diseases, specifically spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD1) and Charcot Marie Tooth disease type 2S (CMT2S). SMARD1 and CMT2S are rare inherited conditions that are both caused by mutations in the IGHMBP2 gene, of which more than 60 have been found to date. SMARD1 is the most severe form of these diseases and causes muscle weakness and respiratory failure in infancy.

Mar 01, 2022

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Formally Assumes Ownership of Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital

After working collaboratively for more than two years to provide high quality health care to children and their families throughout the region, today Nationwide Children’s Hospital formally assumed ownership of Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital, marking the conclusion of a months-long transition plan that culminates in the debut of Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Toledo.

Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE, Named President of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Feb 25, 2022

Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE, Named President of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Beginning March 1, 2022, Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE, will become the third president of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Durbin joined Nationwide Children's in 2018 as its first chief scientific officer.

Feb 22, 2022

The Great Collide: The Impact of Children’s Mental Health On the Workforce

The pediatric and adolescent mental health crisis –brought to new attention and made more urgent by the stresses of the pandemic – is now showing to have direct and dramatic implications in the workplace. On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, recently conducted a first-of-its-kind national study in spring 2021, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, to specifically evaluate the impact of children’s mental health on parents' work performance and, in turn, on companies’ success.

Feb 11, 2022

Nationwide Children's Hospital Ranked #1 Hospital in Ohio and in Top 10 among Hospitals in U.S. on Forbes List of “America’s Best Employers”

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes. Joining 35 hospitals and health systems named to the national list of 500 top large employers (companies with more than 5,000 U.S.-based employees), Nationwide Children’s is the top ranked hospital in Ohio and 9th among all hospitals in the United States.

Feb 10, 2022

Epilepsy Centers in United States Expand in Size and Specialized Testing Services with Accreditation

New research from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has found that as a result of the increased number of accredited epilepsy centers in the United States, drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) patients have easier access to specialized testing and services. The report, which describes level 3 and level 4 epilepsy centers that were accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) from 2012 to 2019, published this week in Neurology.