Nationwide Children's News Releases

Jul 27, 2021

Mental Health Concerns and Traumatic Events Are Common Among Young Children Who Die By Suicide

A study published today by Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers found that although the circumstances around any suicide death are complex, there are often shared characteristics and experiences among young children who die by suicide.

Jul 15, 2021

The Collaboratory for Kids & Community Health Launched by Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Share Best Practices for the Health of the Whole Child and Communities

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has launched The Collaboratory for Kids & Community Health, to provide community partners, corporate leaders, policy makers, health care systems and researchers a resource for sharing best practices in pediatric population health strategies. The hospital will fuel the Collaboratory with content based on their extensive experience working with diverse partners to improve communities, implement school-based health, provide high-quality housing, address mental and physical health and more. The site will also collate and share best practices from leaders in the community health space.

Understanding Black Youth Suicide: Steps Toward Prevention
Jun 28, 2021

Understanding Black Youth Suicide: Steps Toward Prevention

In a statement published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the nonprofit research institute RTI International responded to a call from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) requesting information on how to prevent Black youth suicide. The researchers emphasize the need for research and action of suicide prevention among Black youth must start from the ground up.

Jun 24, 2021

New High-quality, Affordable Rental Housing for Linden

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative, in partnership with Ohio Capital Finance Corporation, the City of Columbus, the Center for Community Investment, CareSource, and Partners For Kids, today announces the creation of

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces  Livingston Orthopedic & Surgery Center
Jun 23, 2021

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Livingston Orthopedic & Surgery Center

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today the Livingston Orthopedic & Surgery Center, which will break ground in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Virtual Reality as Pain Relief: Reducing Dressing Change Pain in Pediatric Burn Patients
Jun 21, 2021

Virtual Reality as Pain Relief: Reducing Dressing Change Pain in Pediatric Burn Patients

Although opioids relieve burn injury-related pain, they have serious adverse side effects. Prior studies have investigated alternative approaches to pain reduction in burn injury patients that focus on distraction, such as music, hypnosis, toys, and virtual reality (VR). In a study published today in JAMA Network Open, Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, and his research team reported the use of smartphone-based VR games during dressing changes in pediatric patients with burn injuries.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Strategic Plan: $3.3 Billion Commitment to Address  Health of the Whole Child in Unique Care Model
Jun 16, 2021

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Strategic Plan: $3.3 Billion Commitment to Address Health of the Whole Child in Unique Care Model

COLUMBUS – Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today the most ambitious strategic plan in its 129-year history. A five-year, $3.3 billion commitment aimed at transforming health outcomes for children locally and around the world, will invest in hallmark programs, talent, and

Jun 15, 2021

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Once Again Named on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named once again to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. 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 04, 2021

Big Lots Champions Children’s Mental Health with Summer Fundraiser in Support of On Our Sleeves®

Big Lots is a founding member of the On Our Sleeves Alliance, a diverse coalition of national corporations, youth and parent-serving organizations, health care organizations, education partners and individuals committed to breaking the silence surrounding children’s mental health and taking action.

May 27, 2021

Nationwide Foundation helping Columbus’ Linden neighborhood amidst affordable housing crisis

Funding from the 2021 Innovation Fund gift will inject $2 million in capital into Nationwide Children’s Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families to create single-family affordable housing units in Linden.