Nationwide Children's News Releases

Nov 21, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Offers Many Ways to Give to Patients During the Holiday Season

There are many opportunities for the local community and supporters of Nationwide Children’s Hospital around the country to give back to help patients during the holiday season.

Nov 19, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Recognized as Blackdoctor.org 2019 Top Hospital for Diversity

Featured hospitals represent all regions of the United States and each hospital on this distinguished list delivers quality care at the highest level, while promoting equity and inclusion in their operations, programs services and staffing.

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws
Nov 19, 2019

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws.

Nov 15, 2019

$3 Million Grant Awarded to Children’s Hospitals in Ohio, Michigan to Establish Regional Disaster Center of Excellence

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response recently awarded a $3 million grant that will establish The Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response as a Center of Disaster Excellence.

Nov 11, 2019

Big Lots Raises $3 Million During Its Fall “Give Big for Kids” Campaign for Nationwide Children's Hospital

The “Give Big for Kids” campaign raised a total of $3.05 million in more than 1,400 stores that employ over 35,000 Big Lots associates. Over the past four years, the dedicated Big Lots team has raised nearly $23 million through point-of-sale operations.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Emirates of Abu Dhabi Sign Medical Services Agreement
Nov 11, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Emirates of Abu Dhabi Sign Medical Services Agreement

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the United Arab Emirates have entered into a Medical Services Agreement to provide quality medical care for children in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death
Nov 01, 2019

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death

A study published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined suicide reporting guideline adherence by the media for the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The study found that some media coverage of the Spade and Bourdain deaths did not adhere to several of the suicide reporting guidelines.

Oct 28, 2019

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases First Policy Statement on Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its first policy statement for the multidisciplinary care of metabolic or bariatric surgery for pediatric patients with severe obesity. The statement, published in Pediatrics, provides recommendations for practitioners and policy makers, and accompanies a technical report which provides additional details and supporting evidence.

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine
Oct 21, 2019

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Today, Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, co-executive director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the first faculty member from Nationwide Children’s to

Study Finds Black Youth are Attempting Suicide More Often than All Other Racial and Ethnic Groups
Oct 14, 2019

Study Finds Black Youth are Attempting Suicide More Often than All Other Racial and Ethnic Groups

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth 12-18 years old in the United States, and in 2017 alone, suicide accounted for more than 2,200 deaths among this age group.