Nationwide Children's News Releases

May 10, 2023

PlayStreets Help Get Children and Families Outside for Summer Fun

Children and families are invited to get outdoors and get active this summer with the return of PlayStreets, free community events for children and their families featuring food, entertainment, and a place to play.

May 03, 2023

Survey: Half of Parents Believe Their Children’s Mental Health Suffered Due to Social Media during the Past Year

According to a new national survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of The On Our Sleeves Movement For Children’s Mental Health, half (50%) of parents of children younger than 18 feel their child(ren)’s mental health has suffered during the past 12 months because of social media use.

May 02, 2023

Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Host the On Our Sleeves 5K Presented by The Big Lots Foundation May 6 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The On Our Sleeves 5K presented by The Big Lots Foundation, scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is a community run and walk to grow awareness, break stigmas, and raise funds for The On Our Sleeves® Movement For Children’s Mental Health. The On Our Sleeves Movement For Children’s Mental Health, created by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, works to provide expert-created resources to all U.S. communities so everyone can understand and promote mental health for children.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Names First Chief Data Sciences Officer
Apr 25, 2023

Nationwide Children's Hospital Names First Chief Data Sciences Officer

Peter White, PhD, has been named the inaugural Chief Data Sciences Officer (CDSO) of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The CDSO will lead biomedical data science initiatives to support Nationwide Children's mission as a leader in pediatric health care innovation.

Apr 25, 2023

Nationwide Children’s Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families Receives $15.5 Million Commitment to Support Affordable Housing

Nationwide Children’s Hospital today announced a $15.5 million commitment from Franklin County Commissioners over the next three years to support affordable housing through the hospital’s Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative.

Nationwide Children’s Hosts Book Signing & Reading with Children’s Book Author
Apr 25, 2023

Nationwide Children’s Hosts Book Signing & Reading with Children’s Book Author

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Author Carole Mac visited Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Friday, April 21to read her children’s book The Gift of the Ladybug to two hospital patient families and kick off her donation program at the hospital.

Using Machine Learning in the Electronic Medical Record to Save Lives
Apr 06, 2023

Using Machine Learning in the Electronic Medical Record to Save Lives

In a report published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, a team from Nationwide Children's Hospital describes a machine learning tool for timely identification of hospitalized children at risk for deterioration – a worsening clinical condition with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The tool, which is trained on disease-specific groups, promisingly outperformed the existing situational awareness program in identifying at-risk children.

Apr 04, 2023

Nationwide Children’s and Columbus City Schools Celebrate Fort Hayes School-Based Student Health Center Grand Opening

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbus City Schools announce the grand opening of a school-based student health center at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center – part of ongoing efforts to increase access to health and mental health services for students across the community, including children who live in areas that are underserved.

Feb 27, 2023

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Sale of First Home in Linden Community Through Affordable Housing Initiative

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s  Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative announces the sale of the first home in Linden, developed as part of an ongoing commitment to provide high quality, affordable homes for purchase in that community.

Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Patrick Gallagher of Yale University Named Director of Perinatal Research Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Patrick Gallagher, MD, from Yale University has been named the new director of the Center for Perinatal Research in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.