Nationwide Children's News Releases

Stopping Progression of Tissue Injury after Button Battery Ingestion
Sep 05, 2019

Stopping Progression of Tissue Injury after Button Battery Ingestion

Button battery injuries in children have been increasingly severe, resulting in devastating injuries and even death. Button batteries damage esophageal tissue through isothermic hydrolysis reactions, resulting in alkaline caustic injury, which leads to tissue necrosis. Prompt removal of the battery is critical to minimizing damage. However, when children swallow a button battery, the injury can progress even after it is removed.

Aug 19, 2019

Audition Registration Opens September 1 for Butterfly Guild’s Showing of Mamma Mia!

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care programs, Butterfly Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Mamma Mia! February 28-March 1, 2020 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre.

Aug 15, 2019

Screening for Cervical Spine Risk Factors Could Reduce CT Scans by Half

Study finds identifiable risk factors ED staff can use for evaluation, avoiding over 100,000 unnecessary scans annually.

The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation is Sept. 14
Aug 08, 2019

The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation is Sept. 14

The Butterfly Run presented by the Big Lots Foundation is Sept. 14 at Alum Creek Park North, 221 West Main Street, Westerville, Ohio, and is a family-fitness event created to help bring awareness to childhood behavioral and mental health.

Aug 08, 2019

Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, Appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective August 1.

Premature Infant Heads to Home State after Spending More Than a Year in Unique NICU for Babies with Lung Disease
Aug 05, 2019

Premature Infant Heads to Home State after Spending More Than a Year in Unique NICU for Babies with Lung Disease

New data released in 2017 shows a ventilation protocol developed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, coupled with the treatment of the whole child, are improving severe BPD survival rates to 99%, while the national average is 80%.

Cystic Fibrosis Research and Development Program Awarded $2 Million Grant From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Aug 02, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research and Development Program Awarded $2 Million Grant From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

A team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine recently was awarded a $2 million grant over four years to continue development of the Cure CF Columbus Research and Development Program (C3 RDP).

TDJF, Nationwide Children’s ‘Sock It to Childhood Cancer’
Aug 01, 2019

TDJF, Nationwide Children’s ‘Sock It to Childhood Cancer’

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, The Dale Jr. Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have teamed up to ‘Sock It to Childhood Cancer.’

Aug 01, 2019

Columbus Duck Race benefitting Nationwide Children's Hospital is Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival

One lucky duck will win a first-place prize of a $5,000 cash and the second-place prize winner will win $2,500 cash. The third-place duck winner will win $1,000 cash.

Jul 31, 2019

Thirty-One Gifts Raises More Than $160,000 in Support of On Our Sleeves™

Thirty-One Gifts and its charitable program, Thirty-One Gives, raised more than $163,000 in support of On Our Sleeves™, the movement to transform children’s mental health. From March through the end of May, Thirty-One Gifts customers had an opportunity to round up to the nearest dollar or donate an amount of their choice.