Nationwide Children's News Releases

Jul 08, 2020

Targeting Bacterial Biofilm Lynchpin Prevents, Treats Recalcitrant Biofilm-mediated Infections

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Chronic and recurrent bacterial diseases are treatment-resistant due to the ability of the pathogens to establish biofilms, which act as fortresses built of extracellular DNA and proteins to protect populations of the bacteria.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Cancelled For 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Jun 29, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Cancelled For 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In taking the action, the event’s Board of Trustees also voted unanimously to provide a full refund of registration fees for 2020 registrants.

Jun 16, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, this year at number 8. The Honor Roll is a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s medical centers nationwide recognized by U.S. News as the “Best of the Best.”

Jun 11, 2020

Study Examines Emotional Regulation, Family History as Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Suicide is the second leading cause of death for persons ages 10-24. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth suicide rates have nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017.

How a Network of Hospitals Reduced Average Age at Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis to 9.5 Months
May 27, 2020

How a Network of Hospitals Reduced Average Age at Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis to 9.5 Months

Five hospital systems in the United States have become the first in the world to successfully implement, in clinical practice, international CP diagnosis guidelines that were released in 2017. Their efforts, which resulted in an average decrease of 10 months in time-to-diagnosis, demonstrate the practicality and effectiveness of the guidelines for improving age at diagnosis — a key requirement for early interventions, which can improve CP-related developmental outcomes substantially

 
Columbus Crew SC supports On Our Sleeves, the movement to transform children's mental health
May 12, 2020

Columbus Crew SC supports On Our Sleeves, the movement to transform children's mental health

Columbus Crew SC today announced details on how the Club plans to collaborate with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in furthering the mission of On Our Sleeves, the movement to transform children’s mental health. During the month of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, On Our Sleeves aims to continue the important conversation surrounding youth mental health.

May 11, 2020

Study Finds Rising Rate of Mental Health Visits Among Youth to Emergency Departments

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Names CEO of Andelyn Biosciences
May 01, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Names CEO of Andelyn Biosciences

Nationwide Children's Hospital is pleased to announce Mayo Pujols as CEO of Andelyn Biosciences, an affiliate company that will manufacture gene therapy products for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Apr 20, 2020

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases First Policy Statement on Organ Transplants for Children with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its first policy statement addressing children with intellectual and developmental disabilities as organ transplantation recipients.