Nationwide Children's News Releases

Oct 07, 2019

Study Shows Over-The-Counter Medications Most Commonly Used in Cases of Attempted Suicide by Self-Poisoning in Youth, Adolescents

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among youth and adolescents are higher in rural communities, higher during the academic school year and involve common medications found in many households.

Christina and Ryan Day Encourage Students to Take a “Day Time Break” for Mental Health as Part of On Our Sleeves Movement
Oct 03, 2019

Christina and Ryan Day Encourage Students to Take a “Day Time Break” for Mental Health as Part of On Our Sleeves Movement

Christina and Ryan Day are partnering with the On Our Sleeves™ movement to launch an interactive school-based program to help break stigmas, start important conversations and improve mental health awareness for students in more than 200 middle and high schools in Franklin and surrounding counties.  

Childhood Cancer Research Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant
Sep 30, 2019

Childhood Cancer Research Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health announced it has awarded one of its Cancer Moonshot grants to Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, chief of the division of Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant and Elaine Mardis, PhD, co-executive director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sep 29, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Nationwide Children’s Hospital has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7.

Sep 25, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today that its nationally known genomic medicine institute is being renamed to honor the transformational support of Steve and Cindy Rasmussen.

Sep 23, 2019

Big Lots Announces Fall National Fundraising Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Now through October 27, Big Lots customers can donate $1, $2, $5, or more at checkout. One hundred percent of the dollars raised supports lifesaving research and care at the hospital.

Sep 18, 2019

Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital First to Offer 'Flash' Proton Therapy

A highly targeted form of proton therapy – known as “FLASH” – will be investigated in clinical trial participants with certain newly diagnosed, recurrent or advanced cancers as part of central Ohio’s first and only proton therapy center, a collaborative effort of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

MEDIA ADVISORY: In Support of the On Our Sleeves™ movement, Butterfly Run Presented by the Big Lots Foundation is Sept. 14
Sep 12, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: In Support of the On Our Sleeves™ movement, Butterfly Run Presented by the Big Lots Foundation is Sept. 14

The Butterfly Run presented by the Big Lots Foundation is a 5K run/walk family-fitness event created to help bring awareness to childhood behavioral and mental health. In its second year in Columbus, the Butterfly Run will support the national On Our Sleeves™ movement. Participants will help champion the platform’s goal of ending the stigma by raising awareness and advocacy about the one in five children living across America with a mental illness.

Sep 05, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Awarded Nuestra Familia Award

For outstanding support of Ohio’s Latino and Hispanic community, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is being awarded the 2019 Nuestra Familia Award by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. The Nuestra Familia Award - which the Commission announced today - is given every year to non-Hispanic leaders or organizations “performing service of exceptional benefit to Latino Ohioans.”

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.