Nationwide Children's News Releases

Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Dec 12, 2018

Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected Lorina Wise as chief human resources officer. 

Dec 10, 2018

Pediatric Experts Help Families Navigate Difficult Conversations About Health and Illness During the Holidays

During the holiday season, families are more likely to interact with friends and relatives, including loved ones they may not have seen since a child’s medical diagnosis or hospitalization. While conversations about the diagnosis or hospital stays are well meaning, families might not be prepared to have the discussion or answer these personal questions.

Dec 06, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship sets giving record to Nationwide Children’s Hospital with $2,104,254 donation

The 12th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship raised a total of $2,218,004 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $2,104,254 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dec 05, 2018

Record-Setting Charitable Donation Announced for 43rd Playing of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide

More than $2 million raised in 2018 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital through alliance with Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation

Dec 04, 2018

Prenatal Magnesium Sulfate May Not Reduce Cerebral Palsy Severity as Once Believed

A large randomized controlled trial showed in 2008 that when pregnant women at imminent risk of preterm delivery were given magnesium sulfate, their children had reduced rates of moderate or severe cerebral palsy. As a result of the trial, many delivery hospitals implemented magnesium administration policies. A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center calls into question whether these labor-intensive magnesium administrations have an effect outside of the controlled environment of a trial.

Dec 03, 2018

Catherine Krawczeski, MD, Named Division Chief of Cardiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Catherine Dent Krawczeski, MD, has joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as division chief of Cardiology.

Nov 20, 2018

Region’s First Proton Therapy Facility to Treat Cancer Patients

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute are collaborating with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to bring the first proton therapy treatment facility to central Ohio. This will offer state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatment for adult and pediatric cancer patients in one place.

Nov 16, 2018

Lane Bryant And Cacique Announce Give.Love.Share. Campaign In Support Of Nationwide Children's Hospital

Plus size apparel brand Lane Bryant and intimates brand Cacique are thrilled to announce the continuation of the Give.Love.Share. campaign in support of Columbus-based Nationwide Children's Hospital and the hospital's mission of providing the highest quality care to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.

Wishes Help Keep Pediatric Patients Out of the Hospital
Nov 13, 2018

Wishes Help Keep Pediatric Patients Out of the Hospital

Cimone Stills, 15, has a medical condition that has caused her to have multiple seizures a day for most of her life. Specifically, she has treatment-resistant generalized epilepsy because of a genetic variation. Like many patients with such a serious illness, it affects her daily life and as a result, she was diagnosed with clinical depression. But Cimone’s outlook on life completely changed for the better after her wish of going to Paris.

Nov 13, 2018

Donatos & Cheryl’s Cookies® Sweetness of the Holidays Returns To Benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Donatos Pizza and Cheryl’s Cookies have joined together this Holiday season to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Sweetness of the Holidays campaign will run Nov. 20, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019 or while supplies last.

Nov 05, 2018

Youth TBI Laws Promote Head Injury Evaluation in Emergency Department

To help reduce the effects of TBIs in youth sports, all 50 states and the District of Columbia enacted state youth TBI laws between 2009 and 2014. A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined the effectiveness of these laws by looking at sports and recreation mild TBI (mTBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits for children ages 5 to 18 years before and after TBI legislation was enacted in each state. Specifically, researchers looked at ED visits from 2006 through 2014 for  diagnosis of mTBI and compared them with diagnoses of moderate to severe TBI, minor head injury, and long bone fracture.

Nov 02, 2018

Justice Launches “Believe in Magic, Believe in Justice” Holiday Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Ascena tween retailer Justice is supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital this Holiday season with its “Believe in Magic, Believe in Justice” campaign running November 1 through January 5, 2019.

Oct 31, 2018

Big Lots Raises $3.2 Million Dollars During "Serve Families, Give BIG" Campaign for Nationwide Children's Hospital

Big Lots announced today the completion of the company's sixth point-of-sale fundraising campaign benefitting Nationwide Children's Hospital. The "Serve Families. Give Big" campaign included all 1,416 Big Lots stores and over 35,000 Big Lots associates working to collect over $3.2 million dollars in customer donations. 

Oct 26, 2018

96th TWIG Bazaar Scheduled for November 11 at Ohio Expo Center

Celebrating its 96th year, the TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted gifts created by TWIG members and outside artisans from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11th in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Proceeds will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Oct 25, 2018

Smoke Alarms Using Mother’s Voice Wake Children Better than High-Pitch Tone Alarms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – When residential fires happen at night while people are sleeping, deaths are more likely to occur. Smoke alarms are important for preventing these deaths, yet many young children don’t wake up to traditional high-pitch tone alarms.

The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation Returns to Tempe/Phoenix Region Nov. 3
Oct 24, 2018

The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation Returns to Tempe/Phoenix Region Nov. 3

The Butterfly Run is returning to the Tempe/Phoenix, Ariz., region Nov. 3 after the city hosted the first-ever Butterfly Run last year.

Oct 23, 2018

Omega Fatty Acid Supplement for Toddlers Born Preterm

Premature birth can affect children’s early brain development, such that children born preterm sometimes struggle in school or with behavior problems. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty act that plays important roles in early brain development.

Oct 16, 2018

Tickets for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Go On Sale Nov. 1

For its 61st annual production, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid February 22-25 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre.

Oct 15, 2018

Cumulative Sub-concussive Impacts in a Single Season of Youth Football

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In an investigation of head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a season of youth football, researchers find that sub-concussive impacts are not correlated with worsening performance in neurocognitive function.

Oct 15, 2018

Novembeard Event, Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Begins Nov. 1

The annual Novembeard event that raises funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs begins Nov. 1. Created in 2011, Novembeard encourages men in central Ohio to make a difference in the local community.

Oct 15, 2018

Nationwide Children's Hospital Recognized As BlackDoctor.org 2018 Top Hospital for Diversity

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital earned a spot as a BlackDoctor.org (BDO) 2018 Top Hospital For Diversity. “This recognition serves as an external validation of our efforts to achieve the highest standards of inclusiveness and create a culture that respects

Sep 25, 2018

ABMS Names Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Recipient of its First-Ever Quality Improvement Award

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing physician certification in the United States, has awarded Nationwide Children’s Hospital its first-ever ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ (Portfolio Program) Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award.

 
Sep 24, 2018

Big Lots Announces National Fundraising Campaign to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Big Lots announced today the launch of its Fall point-of-sale campaign, “Serve Families. Give Big.” in support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Now through October 28th, Big Lots customers have the opportunity to donate $1, $2, $5 or more at checkout with 100 percent of the dollars raised benefiting Nationwide Children’s.

Sep 17, 2018

Injuries Associated with Infant Walkers Sending Kids to the Emergency Department

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Although infant walkers provide no benefit to children and pose significant injury risk, many are still being used in US homes.

Sep 13, 2018

10th Annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza to Take Place at Emswiler Farms September 29th

The 10th annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza is Saturday, Sept. 29th at Emswiler Farms in Pataskala. The event benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Sep 05, 2018

Parents Magazine Announces Nationwide Children's Hospital As One Of The 20 Most Innovative Children's Hospitals

Parents magazine today named Nationwide Children's Hospital as one of the 20 most innovative children’s hospitals based on the results of its comprehensive survey.

“The Butterfly Run” Presented by Big Lots Foundation Debuts in Charlotte Oct. 20.
Sep 04, 2018

“The Butterfly Run” Presented by Big Lots Foundation Debuts in Charlotte Oct. 20.

McAlpine Creek Park is the site for the Oct. 20 Butterfly Run in Charlotte.

Aug 20, 2018

Nearly 2 in 5 Teen Drivers Text While Driving

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Cellphone use while driving has been estimated to increase crash risk by 2-9 times and texting while driving may be especially risky because it involves three types of driver distraction: visual (eyes off the road), manual (hands off the wheel), and cognitive (attention

Aug 16, 2018

Media Advisory: 15th Annual Bull Run, Presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

The 15th Annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, is the official training run for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon.

Talking to Kids About Suicide
Aug 14, 2018

Talking to Kids About Suicide

As kids head back to school this year, many of them will be struggling. According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens per year to suicide. Experts say parents who check in regularly with their child could have a life-saving conversation. Asking a child directly about suicidal thoughts is usually the best thing a parent can do to help their child open up about their emotions. Even if their child is not struggling with suicide or depression, parents can model for their child that it is good to talk about serious emotional concerns with trusted adults and important to reach out to friends to have these conversations, too.

Aug 10, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Butterfly Run

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital is introducing The Butterfly Run, a 5k and Kids “Fun Dashes” sponsored by the Big Lots Foundation.

Aug 06, 2018

15th Annual Bull Run, Presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, to Benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The 15th annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will take place August 18 at the McFerson Commons (Arch Park) in the Arena District. 

Aug 03, 2018

Housing for Health

In a recent publication in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital present a case study for treating a neighborhood as a patient.

Aug 01, 2018

Columbus Duck Race and Food Truck Festival

America’s largest food truck festival and the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital are again joining forces on the Scioto Mile. The Columbus Food Truck Festival and the annual Columbus Duck Race will take over Bicentennial Park Aug. 17-18.

Jul 30, 2018

Guidance on Counseling Children At Risk for Fertility and Sexual Function Issues

While fertility and sexual function are most often considered adult issues, even very young children may have conditions that will have an impact on reproductive health later in life.

Jul 27, 2018

DQ® Blizzard® Treat Sales to Benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

On Thursday, August 2, participating Dairy Queen® locations in central Ohio will come together to raise funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Jul 23, 2018

Dale Jr. Foundation sets 2018 Gloves Program

As has been for the past four years, The Dale Jr. Foundation will support Nationwide Children's Hospital with a Driven to Give Gloves program, but this year the program features 32 NASCAR Cup Series drivers and all four of JR Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced.

Jul 20, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY South Side Renaissance Fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The City of Columbus, Community Development for All People, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and our partners invite media to attend The South Side Renaissance Fund Celebration. The announcement of an innovative loan fund seeks to transform the South Side of Columbus.

Jul 20, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Becomes Certified Site for CAR-T Cell Therapy

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been designated a certified treatment center for the FDA-approved Novartis CAR-T cell therapy Kymriah™ (tisagenlecleucel) and can now offer the therapy to patients.

Jul 20, 2018

The South Side Renaissance Fund

The South Side Renaissance Fund is expanding Healthy Homes and South Side Renaissance Homes.

Jul 19, 2018

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces $19.1 Million in Grants to Fund Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

Physician scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant recipients

A Better Way to Administer Probiotics?
Jul 11, 2018

A Better Way to Administer Probiotics?

Researchers have designed a delivery system to treat premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis that may have applications beyond the NICU

"The Butterfly Run" Presented by Big Lots Foundation Debuts in Columbus August 11
Jul 09, 2018

"The Butterfly Run" Presented by Big Lots Foundation Debuts in Columbus August 11

A family-fitness event focusing on reducing the stigma often associated with behavioral disorders and mental illnesses, The Butterfly Run, taking place Aug. 11 in Columbus, also will feature Butterfly Village where families can participate in pre and post-race activities.

Jiabin Shen Selected as Chair of Pediatric Trauma Society Committee
Jun 28, 2018

Jiabin Shen Selected as Chair of Pediatric Trauma Society Committee

Jiabin Shen, PhD, a research scientist in the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital was selected as chair of the Pediatric Trauma Society Injury Prevention/Advocacy Committee. Dr.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll
Jun 26, 2018

Nationwide Children's Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 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 at number seven. Honor Roll is a top distinction, awarded to only 10 children’s hospitals nationally.

Jun 25, 2018

Family Advocacy Day

One central Ohio family is traveling to Washington D.C. next week to seek support for the reauthorization of the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Act (CHGME). Funding from the program enables children’s hospitals around the country to increase training for pediatric specialists, a field of great shortage in children’s health care.

Bicycle-related Injuries Send 25 Children to Emergency Departments Every Hour
Jun 25, 2018

Bicycle-related Injuries Send 25 Children to Emergency Departments Every Hour

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, published online in Accident Analysis & Prevention, found that from January 2006 through December 2015, more than 2.2 million children age 5-17 years were treated in US hospital emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries. This averages 608 cases per day or 25 every hour.

A Medication Used to Treat Opioid Dependence Can Cause Serious Health Consequences for Exposed Children
Jun 25, 2018

A Medication Used to Treat Opioid Dependence Can Cause Serious Health Consequences for Exposed Children

A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from January 2007 through December 2016 there were more than 11,000 calls to US Poison Centers for pediatric exposures to buprenorphine – a prescription opioid medication used to treat opioid use disorder.

Jun 20, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Proposal for ‘South Side Career Homes’ Selected as a Contract Awardee for Phase 1 of Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s proposal for “South Side Career Homes” was named as a contract awardee in Phase 1 of Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (The Challenge).

Jun 20, 2018

Baby is Discharged After Uniquely Successful Fetal Heart Procedure at University Hospitals

A newborn boy, who underwent a successful in utero procedure at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) at 24 weeks of gestation, was born full-term and discharged with his mother at just four days old. The Congenital Heart Collaborative, in conjunction with UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, is the only program in Ohio to offer the in utero procedure known as Fetal Aortic Valvuloplasty.

 

Jun 18, 2018

Nationwide Children's Hospital Named To Forbes' 'America's Best Employers' List

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named to Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” list for 2018 in the top large employers category (companies with more than 5,000 U.S.-based employees).

Jun 15, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announces 2018 Patient Champions

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce the 2018 “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26 miles on the course.

Ingesting Honey After Swallowing Button Battery Reduces Injury and Improves Outcomes
Jun 11, 2018

Ingesting Honey After Swallowing Button Battery Reduces Injury and Improves Outcomes

A team of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists has demonstrated that eating honey after swallowing a button battery has the potential to reduce serious injuries in small children.

Jun 08, 2018

Study Finds Why Obese Women Have More Surgical Infections After Cesarean Delivery

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Even though all pregnant woman typically undergo a standardized antiseptic preparation before a cesarean delivery, obese women are twice as likely to develop a surgical site infection after the procedure as women with a normal body mass index.

Jun 04, 2018

Nationwide Children's Hospital Earns "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" Designation in HRC Foundation's Healthcare Equality Index

Today, Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced its “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

Jun 01, 2018

Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Making Significant Patient Impact at the Institute For Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Nationwide Foundation today announced a new $10 million gift for the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children's Hospital to help accelerate the most promising research and clinical discoveries at Nationwide Children's.

May 21, 2018

U.S. Poison Control Centers Receive 29 Calls Per Day About Children Exposed to ADHD Medications

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 156,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to attention-deficit hyperactivity

Age Related Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates Among Youth Ages 5 to 17 Years
May 21, 2018

Age Related Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates Among Youth Ages 5 to 17 Years

A new study from researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and collaborators published today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related.

May 16, 2018

Cannabidiol is effective in children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome can have hundreds of brief seizures every day. This complex form of epilepsy often does not respond to conventional epilepsy medication, leaving children at serious risk of injury from their seizures, or confined to wheelchairs and beds.

May 11, 2018

Lane Bryant And Catherines Raise Over $281 Thousand For Nationwide Children's Hospital

Plus size apparel brands Lane Bryant and Catherines are thrilled to announce that the Give.Love.Share campaign has raised over $281K in donations to support Columbus-based Nationwide Children's Hospital.

May 08, 2018

A Novel Approach to Patient Safety Proactively Addresses Common Health Care System Successes

Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have published one of the first health care studies to examine how behavior aligned with Safety II concepts impacts patient safety. Safety II is a novel approach to patient safety that focuses on why processes perform correctly in high-performing units, as opposed to its predecessor, Safety I, which focuses on why processes fail.

Children Hospitalized for Injuries Have Increased Mental Health Needs
May 07, 2018

Children Hospitalized for Injuries Have Increased Mental Health Needs

A study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, looked at children ages 0-18 years who were hospitalized for unintentional injuries from June 2005 through May 2015. Researchers found that children hospitalized for an injury had on average a 63% increase in mental health diagnoses and a 155% increase in medications prescribed to treat a mental illness.

Four in Five Americans Favor Increase in Mental Health Support For Kids
May 01, 2018

Four in Five Americans Favor Increase in Mental Health Support For Kids

According to new public opinion research released today, 87 percent of Americans agree there needs to be more mental health support (including increased treatment, therapy and prevention resources) available to help children and adolescents in their communities.

Big Lots "Give BIG for Kids" Point of Sale Donation Campaign Raises $2.6 Million in Support of Nationwide Children's Hospital
Apr 24, 2018

Big Lots "Give BIG for Kids" Point of Sale Donation Campaign Raises $2.6 Million in Support of Nationwide Children's Hospital

Big Lots announced today this spring's national point-of-sale fundraising campaign raised $2.6 million dollars over the last three and a half weeks. With this spring campaign's results, Big Lots and their generous customers have now raised over $13.5 million dollars in support of the life-saving research and care provided by Nationwide Children's.

Apr 24, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Researcher Wins Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award

The Clinical Research (CR) Forum, a non-profit membership association of top clinical research experts and thought leaders from the nation’s leading academic health centers, presented the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award to two outstanding studies at the Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards on April 18th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Apr 23, 2018

Liquid Nicotine Used in e-Cigarettes Still a Danger to Children Despite Recent Decline in Exposures

A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 8,200 calls to US poison centers regarding exposures to liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes among children younger than 6 years of age from January 2012 through April 2017, averaging 129 calls each month or more than 4 a day.

Apr 05, 2018

Townsend Appointed Chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Janice A. Townsend, DDS, MS, has been appointed chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and is slated to arrive in July. “I am extremely pleased to announce Dr. Townsend as our new dentistry chief,” said R.

Apr 03, 2018

Lane Bryant And Catherines To Support Nationwide Children's Hospital Through Give.Love.Share. Campaign

Plus size apparel brands Lane Bryant and Catherines will partner with Columbus-based Nationwide Children's Hospital once again to help kids everywhere – and will offer opportunities for clients to help by raising donations through the Give.Love.Share. campaign. Throughout the Give.Love.Share.

Mar 29, 2018

Big Lots Announces National Spring Campaign To Fundraise On Behalf Of Nationwide Children's Hospital And Its Behavioral Health Program

Big Lots announced today the relaunch of their national point-of-sale fundraising campaign. Now through April 22, all Big Lots stores will collect donations and 100 percent of the dollars raised will support Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Mar 28, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Steve Allen Announces Retirement Plans

Steven J. Allen, MD, MBA, Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO, announced his plans for retirement today, effective June 30, 2019. Allen, who will be 67 when he retires, has served since 2006, guiding Nationwide Children’s Hospital through the most significant period of growth in its

Mar 27, 2018

Nationwide Children's Hospital Study Named Among Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards by the Clinical Research Forum

The first clinical trial to test the functional replacement of the mutated gene responsible for SMA1 will be recognized at the 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2018.

Mar 26, 2018

Ontario Close To HomeSM Center Now Open for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Developmental Therapy Patients

Beginning today, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will provide developmental occupational therapy, developmental physical therapy and speech pathology at the new Ontario Close To HomeSM Center in Richland County, located at 2003 West Fourth Street, Suite 205.

Mar 21, 2018

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, Named American Association for Cancer Research President-Elect 2018-2019

The members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have elected Nationwide Children's Hospital's Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, as their President-Elect for 2018-2019.

Mar 13, 2018

Mayday Fund Announces 2018-19 Winners of The Pain and Society Fellowship

For more information, contact: Gideon Hertz, 301-280-5734, ghertz@burness.com Nick Seaver, 301-280-5727, nseaver@burness.com NOTE TO EDITOR: Sharon Wrona DNP, RN-BC, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN, Administrative Director Comprehensive Pain & Palliative Care Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital, is a

Mar 01, 2018

Small Trial of Omega Fatty Acid Supplementation in Toddlers Born Preterm Shows Promising Results: Larger Scale Trial Indicated

Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital have shown that omega fatty acid supplements may improve autism spectrum disorder symptoms in toddlers who were born very preterm (more than 11 weeks early). The study was published online recently by The Journal of Nutrition.

Feb 21, 2018

Laws Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Calls More Effective than Texting Bans for Teen Drivers

A new study led by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital used data from a national survey to examine the effectiveness of state-level cellphone laws in decreasing teens’ use of cellphones while driving.

Feb 20, 2018

JR Motorsports Unveils Paint Scheme with a Purpose

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2018) – JR Motorsports will support Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a prominent way during the NASCAR Xfinity Series season in 2018.

Feb 20, 2018

Biospecimen Core Resource Wins NIH Contract to Further Cancer Research

The Biospecimen Core Resource (BCR) in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has received a new $4.5 million federal contract — with the potential of reaching more than $49.9 million over five years — to accept, process, ensure quality, and distribute tumor

Feb 16, 2018

Registration Now Open for the Fourth Annual Fore! Miler Presented By OhioHealth

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today the return of the FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth, a 4-mile road race that will kick off the 43rd playing of the prestigious PGA TOUR event hosted annually by golf legend Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield

Feb 13, 2018

Keith Urban and Memorial Community Partner, NetJets, join annual benefit concert

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today the details of its 2018 benefit concert, including the addition of NetJets as the concert’s newest partner and four-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Keith Urban as the headline artist.

Feb 05, 2018

Lane Bryant And Catherines Raise Over $787K For Nationwide Children's Hospital

Plus size apparel brands Lane Bryant and Catherines are thrilled to announce that the brands have raised over $787K in donations to support Columbus-based Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Feb 01, 2018

The Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament Slated for March 3

TWIG 3, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, invites the public to its Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. All proceeds from the event benefit Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s.

Jan 26, 2018

Dean A. Lee, MD, Recipient of The DiMarco Family Endowed Chair in Cell Based Therapy

During a ceremony on Jan. 15, Dean A. Lee, MD, PhD, Director of the joint Cellular Therapy and Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, was announced as the first recipient of The DiMarco Family Endowed Chair in Cell Based

Jan 24, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Spirit of Children to Present Check Donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital's Child Life Services Program

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Spirit of Children will present a check to Nationwide Children’s Hospital announcing donations raised during its 2017 Spirit Halloween in-store campaign. The Child Life Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary. WHEN: Wednesday, Jan.

Jan 17, 2018

IHOP to Raise Funds on Behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Throughout the month of February, central Ohio IHOP franchises and their customers will have an opportunity to raise funds on behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital.

Jan 16, 2018

Tickets on Sale for Beauty and the Beast The Broadway Musical

For its 60th-annual production, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast February 23 to February 25 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, located at 34 W. Broad St.

Jan 09, 2018

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invites Public to Attend Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Career Fair

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is inviting members of the general public to attend their Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Career Fair. Who: Experienced registered nurses and respiratory therapists and new graduates who are interested in a career in pediatrics are invited to attend.

Jan 08, 2018

Stephen P. Testa, Jr. Named President of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation

Stephen P. Testa, Jr. has been appointed president of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, bringing his extensive philanthropic experience to one of America’s leading pediatric institutions.

Jan 08, 2018

Adolescents Show Decreased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Later in Life After Bariatric Surgery

Adolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the most recent “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study, published online today by Pediatrics.

Jan 08, 2018

New Study Finds Large Increase in Non-Powder Gun-Related Eye Injuries

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated sports- and recreation-related eye injuries during a 23-year period and found a slight decrease in eye injuries overall; however, the rate

Dec 11, 2017

Injuries from Window Blinds Send Two Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

Most homes have them. They help keep our rooms warm or cold and even add a pop of color to tie the décor together. But window blinds can cause serious injuries or even death to young children.

Dec 08, 2017

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert during the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish their shopping, decorating and baking. As the countdown of the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for sharing holiday traditions as a family.

Dec 08, 2017

Huntington Bank Grants $2 Million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital “Be The Reason” Campaign

Huntington Bank announced a 10-year, $2 million grant to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in support of innovative programs to improve overall health and wellness in the community.

Dec 06, 2017

Isabella Santos Foundation Raises $30,000, Gift Supports Neuroblastoma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Isabella Santos Foundation has raised and donated $30,000 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to honor the memory of their daughter, Isabella, and to advance pediatric cancer research.

Dec 04, 2017

Donatos & Cheryl’s® Sweetness of the Holidays Returns Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Donatos Pizza and Cheryl’s Cookies have once again partnered this Holiday season in an effort to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Sweetness of the Holidays campaign began Nov. 14 and will run until Jan. 8, 2018.

Nov 30, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Novembeard Shave-Off Party

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The Novembeard Shave-Off Party WHY: For the seventh-consecutive year, Novembeard participants raised money for the Hospice and Palliative Care Programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nov 28, 2017

Abercrombie & Fitch to Support Nationwide Children’s Hospital this Holiday Season

Starting today, Abercrombie & Fitch customers in the U.S. will have an opportunity to support The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nov 28, 2017

NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announce and Launch the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund

[CHARLOTTE] (November 28, 2017) – As he retires from his legendary NASCAR racing career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. builds on his long-term commitment to philanthropy by announcing the creation of the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nov 17, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Annual Holiday Toy Drive

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Annual Toy Drive to benefit patients at the hospital will take place Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Downtown Urgent Care parking lot.

Nov 16, 2017

Lane Bryant and Catherines Launch New Campaign in Support of Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Plus size apparel brands Lane Bryant and Catherines will partner with Columbus-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help kids everywhere – and will offer opportunities for clients to help by raising donations through a dedicated holiday campaign.

Nov 16, 2017

The Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Sets Giving Record to Nationwide Childrens Hospital with $1,875,000 Donation

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today that the 43rd playing of the prestigious invitational, concluded June 4, 2017, raised $2,250,000 for charitable organizations in central Ohio, including a record-setting $1,875,000 for Nationwide

Nov 15, 2017

Record-setting charitable donation announced for 11th playing of the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship

Tournament officials announced today that the 11th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held August 28 – September 3, 2017, at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, raised a total of $2,116,065 for central Ohio charitable organizations,

Nov 03, 2017

The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives Accreditations for Quality, Care and Outcomes

The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has recently received external validation as a national leader in cardiology care with several accreditations for outstanding quality, care and outcomes.

Nov 02, 2017

Big Lots Raises More Than 3 Million Dollars For Nationwide Children's Hospital For The Fall 2017 Campaign

Big Lots announced today the completion of the company's fourth Give Big for Kids point-of-sale fundraising campaign benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital. The four-and-a-half-week campaign collected donations in all 1,426 Big Lots stores, raising an impressive $3.1 million dollars.

Nov 02, 2017

Justices Give Hope Holiday Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Childrens Hospital Kicks-Off Nov. 5

During the 2017 Holiday season, Ascena retailer Justice will offer multiple opportunities for customers to give back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital throughout the “Give Hope” campaign, which will begin Nov. 5, 2017. Customers in all U.S.

Phase 1 Study Shows Encouraging Data for Gene Replacement Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1
Nov 01, 2017

Phase 1 Study Shows Encouraging Data for Gene Replacement Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

A one-time intravenous infusion of the high dose of gene therapy extended the survival of patients with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (SMA1) in a Phase 1 clinical trial, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was conducted by Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in collaboration with AveXis, Inc. and The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Nov 01, 2017

NIH grant funds research in boosting healthy infant immune development

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a grant totaling $2,619,262 over five years to researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to find new and better ways to boost the immune systems of infants and young children against

Nov 01, 2017

Two classes of GGAA-Microsatellites in a Ewing Sarcoma Context

In a study published in PLOS ONE, researchers describe two types of GGAA-microsatellites and their roles in EWS/FLI binding and gene regulation in Ewing sarcoma. Ewing sarcoma is the second most common pediatric bone malignancy.

Oct 30, 2017

American Electric Power Foundation and AEP Ohio Donate $2.25 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the American Electric Power Foundation and AEP Ohio announced today that the Columbus-based utility will donate $2.25 million to the hospital’s “Be The Reason” fundraising campaign.

Oct 30, 2017

Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatrician Honored for Furthering the Mission of Ohio AAP

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP), representing more than 2,900 members in the state of Ohio, is proud to announce the recipient of the Leonard P. Rome Award is Charles H. Spencer, MD, FAAP.

Oct 30, 2017

More Than a Cold, Doctors Warn of a Common Respiratory Illness in Children

Like most moms, Shanisty Ireland had dealt with many bugs being passed between her three children. Last winter, she thought her newborn, Adam, had the same cold that had caused her older children to cough and sniffle.

Oct 25, 2017

Alliance Data Donates $1 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) today announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and business credit programs, presented a $1 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, building on the company’s

Oct 23, 2017

Novembeard Kicks Off Seventh Year of Fundraising Benefiting the Hospice and Palliative Care Programs at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

For the seventh-consecutive year, Novembeard will raise money for the Hospice and Palliative Care Programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Created in 2011 by then-Nationwide associate David Rhodeback and several of his co-workers, Novembeard encourages men in central Ohio to make a

Study Shows TBI Laws Effective at Reducing Rate of Recurrent Concussions among High School Athletes
Oct 19, 2017

Study Shows TBI Laws Effective at Reducing Rate of Recurrent Concussions among High School Athletes

Between 2009 and 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted one or more traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws, more commonly known as concussion laws.

Oct 16, 2017

Bringing Halloween To Kids At Nationwide Children's Hospital

WHO: Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $220,208.00 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital to date WHAT: Spirit of Children will host a Halloween party for pediatric patients

Oct 10, 2017

Build-A-Bear Foundation Gives 20,000 Teddy Bears to Childrens Hospitals Across the Country in Partnership with United Way and UPS

(ST. LOUIS) October 10, 2017 – In honor of the company’s 20th Birthday, Build-A-Bear today announced a donation of 20,000 teddy bears that will be distributed among two dozen children’s hospitals across the United States.

Oct 10, 2017

Ohio Early Childhood Initiative Keeps Kids in Preschool Centers and Home Childcare

Expulsion rates of children prior to kindergarten are at rates up to 34 times higher than the rates of children expelled from kindergarten through 12th grade, combined.

Oct 10, 2017

The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation Premieres in Arizona November 11

One in every five children under the age of 18 is coping with a mental or behavioral disorder. Big Lots Foundation is presenting The Butterfly Run to increase national awareness, break stigmas and raise funds for much-needed behavioral health research to help children and adolescents everywhere who

Oct 09, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Upward Bound Math and Science Grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded an Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) grant to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for $1.3 million over the next five years through the hospital’s Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative to help high school students recognize and

Sep 28, 2017

Media Advisory: Hyundai Hope On Wheels To Award $250,000 Research Grant To Nationwide Children's Hospital In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will present Nationwide Children's Hospital with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant. The grant funds will support the research of Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, principal investigator and division chief of Hematology/Oncology and BMT. Dr.

Sep 28, 2017

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant To Nationwide Children's Hospital In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will today present Nationwide Children's Hospital with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant. The grant funds will support the research of Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, principal investigator and division chief of Hematology/Oncology and BMT. Dr.

Sep 28, 2017

Big Lots Partners With Nationwide Children's Hospital On Fall Fundraising Campaign To Support Kids Everywhere

Big Lots announced today the relaunch of their Give Big for Kids national point-of-sale fundraising campaign to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital and its efforts to provide care to children in all 50 states and more than 52 countries from around the world.

Sep 27, 2017

Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, Walmart and Sams Club kick off 30th Annual Fund-Raising Campaign

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, in partnership with Walmart and Sam’s Club, officially kicked off its annual campaign to raise money for critical medical care for local children.

Sep 21, 2017

JPMorgan Chase Announces $1.5 Million Commitment to Support Affordable Housing on Columbuss South Side

JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $1.5 million investment over five years to support new affordable housing opportunities for the residents of the city’s South Side.

Sep 15, 2017

A New Paradigm for Treating Transcription Factor-Driven Cancers

In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital describe a new paradigm for treating transcription factor-driven cancers.

Sep 14, 2017

Kentucky Speedway and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Donate Crosley Jukebox to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Today, Nationwide Children’s Hospital welcomed the personalized Crosley jukebox Kentucky Speedway gifted to Dale Earnhardt Jr. in honor of his retirement and soon afterwards was donated to the hospital in the racer’s name.

Sep 14, 2017

Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Earns Accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), the Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the first in the U.S.

Sep 05, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital First To Implement New International Cerebral Palsy Guidelines

While diagnosis of cerebral palsy typically occurs when children are 2 years of age or older, Nationwide Children’s has decreased the average age of diagnosis to 13 months, allowing for earlier therapy.

Aug 30, 2017

Family Focus Restructures Single Ventricle Care

Children with single ventricle anatomy, one of the most harrowing of congenital heart defects, face unique challenges that require multiple procedures and hospital admissions to treat.

Aug 29, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship extends agreement with Web.com Tour for additional three years

Tournament Officials announced today a three-year extension of the agreement between the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the PGA TOUR that insures the tournament will continue as a Web.com Tour Finals event through 2021.

Aug 18, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: 14th Annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: 14th Annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management The official training run for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon WHEN: Saturday, August 19, 2017 Kid’s Fun Run starts at 8:15 a.m. 5K and 10K at 8:30 a.m.

Aug 14, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Womens Board Celebrates 125 Years

On Friday, October 20, the Women’s Board at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will celebrate 125 years of outstanding service to the hospital. In preparation for this event, the Celebration Committee is looking for any memorabilia pertaining to the Women’s Board.

Aug 01, 2017

Dr. Alex Kemper Named Division Chief in Ambulatory Pediatrics

Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, has been appointed division chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University.

Aug 01, 2017

14th Annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The 14th Annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, will take place Aug. 19 at the McFerson Commons (Arch Park) in the Arena District. Since the event’s inception in 2004, the Bull Run has raised more than $880,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jul 31, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2017 Patient Champions

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26 miles on this year’s course.

Jul 28, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Concussion Health, in partnership with Nationwide Childrens Hospital, will host The Concussion Health Summit

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Concussion Health, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host The Concussion Health Summit in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency. WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017; 12:30 p.m.

Jul 24, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Research Team Awarded Innovative Development Grant from American Heart Association for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

The American Heart Association (AHA) Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine is dedicated to preserving and prolonging health by harnessing the power of big data to improve outcomes in cardiovascular care.

Jul 24, 2017

Study Finds 275,000 Calls to Poison Control Centers for Dietary Supplement Exposures from 2000 through 2012

U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures, according to a new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center, both at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jul 21, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: 99.7 The Blitz is hosting its annual Christmas in July Toy Drive at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: 99.7 The Blitz is hosting its annual Christmas in July Toy Drive at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. WHEN: Friday, July 21, 2017; 9:30 a.m. Parking Instructions – Parking for media is available in the Orange Parking Garage on the corner of Mooberry St.

Jul 19, 2017

Honda to Donate Funds for Every "Like" of New Video Featuring Children and ASIMO

In June, a $1 million gift from Honda established the Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio Now, for every fan who 'Likes' or 'Shares' a new video about the project on Facebook or Twitter, Honda will donate an additional $1 to

Jul 18, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named 2017 Most Wired Hospital for Use of Technology

Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. Nationwide Children’s Hospital applies technology in innovative ways to more effectively serve patients, families, staff and the community, earning

Jul 13, 2017

Bakaletz Lab Biofilm Work Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The laboratory of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and vice president of basic sciences, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s, studied the biofilm construction capabilities of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a bacterium responsible for

Jul 13, 2017

Dairy Queen Blizzard® Sales to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital on Miracle Treat Day, July 27

On Miracle Treat Day, July 27, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating DQ® locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Jul 12, 2017

Study Finds Rate of Medication Errors Resulting in Serious Medical Outcomes Rising

About every two minutes someone in the United States calls Poison Control because of a medication error. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed calls to Poison Control Centers across the country

Jul 12, 2017

Lett Family Travels to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Childrens Health Care Funding

As Congress continues working on legislation that could impact the health care of all Americans, the Lett family is delivering an important and timely message on Capitol Hill.

Jun 27, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Once Again Named to Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Reports Best Childrens Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, moving up to #7. This top distinction is awarded to only ten children’s hospitals with the most exceptional performance across the rankings.

Jun 20, 2017

Honda Pledges $1 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Improve Mobility for all Children

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Honda announced today a $1 million gift from the automaker to establish the Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement designed to enhance pediatric mobility.

Jun 19, 2017

Combining Immunotherapies Effective Against Mouse Model of Cancer

Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles, is the most common soft tissue cancer in children. If it is detected early and localized in certain areas, rhabdomyosarcoma is usually curable with traditional therapies like surgery, radiation and

Jun 16, 2017

Concussion Health, In Partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital, Announces Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz as Keynote Speaker

Concussion Health, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host The Concussion Health Summit in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency Friday, July 28-Saturday, July 29.

Jun 16, 2017

Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion Will Transform Care for Children, Adolescents with Mental Illness

Nationwide Children’s Hospital celebrated the groundbreaking today of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, a freestanding facility fully dedicated to children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions.

Jun 16, 2017

Media Advisory: Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony

WHAT: Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony WHEN: Friday, June 16 at Noon WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 444 Butterfly Gardens Drive SPEAKERS: David Campisi, CEO and President of Big Lots, Inc Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Alex Fischer,

Jun 12, 2017

Immune Profiling Leads to Implications for Immunotherapy for NF1-Associated Tumors

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) — an autosomal dominant disorder affecting approximately one in every 3,500 people — results in dysfunctional neurofibromin, a protein expressed throughout the body and involved in the RAS signaling pathway.

Jun 08, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fifth Annual International Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumor Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Fifth Annual International Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumor Conference hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Germ cells are a specific cell that grows during the development of a fetus. These cells go on to become sperm in the testicles or eggs in the ovaries.

Jun 05, 2017

Lawn Mower Injuries Send 13 Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

On average every day in the United States, 13 children receive emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury. That adds up to almost 4800 children injured each year.

May 31, 2017

Three-Year-Old Boy from Bolivia Received Life-Saving Surgery at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Three-year-old Nicolas (Nico) Sempertegui, was born with a complex congenital heart condition. He had multiple ventricular septal defects (VSD), an uncommon type of congenital heart defect, which leaves openings in his septum between the two lower chambers of the heart that can lead to

May 30, 2017

Mardis Receives Prestigious Luminary Award

The Precision Medicine World Conference has awarded Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, with a 2017 Luminary Award, recognizing her for her role in shaping health care through her leading work in genome sequencing and therapeutic application development.

May 30, 2017

Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Accelerating Lifesaving Progress at Newly-Formed Institute For Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Nationwide Foundation today announced a new $10 million gift for the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help accelerate the most promising research and clinical discoveries at Nationwide Children’s.

May 24, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Research Partnership Receives 2017 Distinguished International Engagement Award

In 2004, Nationwide Children’s Hospital began an international program in partnership with collaborators in the U.S. and China, with a specific research focus on pediatric violence and injury prevention.

May 12, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: CancerFree KIDS will present a check to the Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens and will announce the 2017 CancerFree KIDS grant recipients

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: CancerFree KIDS will present a check to the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will announce the 2017 CancerFree KIDS grant recipients from Nationwide Children’s. WHEN: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10 a.m.

May 11, 2017

The First Study of Oncolytic HSV-1 in Children and Young Adults With Cancer Indicates Safety and Tolerability

HSV1716 – an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 – has been studied in adults via injection into the brain and superficial tumors. Now, a team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have completed the first phase 1 trial

May 10, 2017

NIH Grant to Support Biomedical Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and The Ohio State University

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Aaron J. Trask, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Cardiovascular Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a $315K Shared Instrumentation grant (S10) to support existing, federally-funded

May 08, 2017

Lane Bryant Raises $331K in Donations for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's plus size apparel brand, is thrilled to announce that the brand has raised $331K in donations for Columbus-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

May 08, 2017

Cotton Tip Applicators are Sending 34 Kids to the Emergency Department Each Day

While cotton tip applicators can be used for household cleaning, crafts and applying cosmetics, they are unfortunately also causing injuries to children.

May 01, 2017

Big Lots And Its Customers Raise More Than $2.3 Million Dollars Benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Lots announced today their spring national point-of-sale campaign benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital raised more than $2.3 million dollars.

Apr 28, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Takes Another Lap at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

On Thursday, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, his wife Amy and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick came to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to participate in a special dedication ceremony in the hospital’s rehabilitation unit.

Apr 19, 2017

Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide sets record donation to Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Childrens Hospital alliance

Dublin, Ohio – The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide hosted the seventh annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide today, a unique, award-winning fundraiser that brings to life the alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide

Apr 19, 2017

Spine Surgery Helps Girl with Cerebral Palsy Walk

Bhoomi Manjunatha, 5, has been able to rely less on her walker and wheelchair, and more on her own two feet, because of a surgery performed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 03, 2017

Lane Bryant Launches New Campaign to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's plus size apparel brand, is excited to announce that its newest campaign in benefit of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inspired to Give, has launched today.

Apr 03, 2017

David Gray set to play 11th annual charity concert benefiting the Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Childrens Hospital alliance

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today the details of its 2017 benefit concert. Entering its 11th year, IGS Energy Evening with David Gray presented by City of Dublin will benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and

Apr 03, 2017

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital to open new, expanded Nationwide Childrens Hospital NICU

The expanded Nationwide Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital will open on April 11, 2017.

Mar 30, 2017

Big Lots Partners With Nationwide Children's Hospital On Fundraising Campaign To Support Lifesaving Research

Big Lots (BIG), announced today the relaunch of their national point-of-sale fundraising campaign to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital, in their efforts to provide care to children in all 50 states and over 50 different countries from around the world.

Mar 30, 2017

The Dale Jr. Foundations Driven to Give Gloves Program Kicks Off in April

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2017) – The successful Driven to Give Gloves campaign will kick off at Martinsville Speedway this weekend to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital and four Patient Champions, The Dale Jr. Foundation announced today.

Mar 20, 2017

U.S. Poison Control Centers Receive 32 Calls a Day About Children Exposed to Prescription Opioids

A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from

Mar 16, 2017

A Prescription for Touch: Early Experiences Shape Preterm Babies Brains

Newborn babies experience the world through touch. Now, researchers who have measured the brain responses of 125 infants—including babies who were born prematurely and others who went full-term—show that a baby’s earliest experiences of touch have lasting effects.

Mar 16, 2017

Article Highlights Needs of Rural Children, Families with Mental, Behavioral and Developmental Disorders

In the latest of a series of reports on child mental health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention documents that rural children from small communities have more mental, behavioral and developmental disorders (MBDDs) than those living in cities and suburbs.

Mar 15, 2017

First Implant Of Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in Clinical Study

Nationwide Children’s Hospital today announced its first implant of the Medtronic Harmony™ Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV)—an investigational heart valve designed to help patients with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)—as part of a new clinical study that will evaluate the

Mar 13, 2017

Nursery Product-Related Injuries on the Rise Among Young Children

Parents of young children use nursery products daily but these products are associated with injury more often than you might think. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that about every 8 minutes in the U.S., a child three years of

Mar 09, 2017

Tickets on Sale Now for Pleasure Guilds 60th Celebration

For its 60th celebration of past play productions, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to present A Whimsical Soiree on April 8th at The Lincoln Theater, 769 East Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203.

Mar 07, 2017

Heart Drug Improves or Stabilizes Heart Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers at The Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have shown early treatment with the heart failure medication eplerenone can improve heart function in young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and stabilize heart function in older boys

Feb 28, 2017

The Congenital Heart Collaborative Performs Ohios First Fetal Cardiac Intervention

A mother and her 29-week-old unborn child are doing well after a team of physicians performed a successful in utero procedure at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) last week.

Feb 28, 2017

#ChildrensHospitalsWeek Announced for March 20-27, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY [February 28, 2017] – To shine a light on the importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) is announcing the first #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled for

Feb 15, 2017

Nationwide Childrens Hospital and OhioHealth partner to bring emergency services for children and adults to Lewis Center

OhioHealth Contact: Mark Hopkins, Director, Media Relations mark.hopkins@ohiohealth.com (o) 614.544.4248 (c) 614.309.8674 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Contact: MediaRelations@nationwidechildrens.org (o) 614.355.0495 (c) 614.519.5130 Beginning at 8 a.m.

Feb 09, 2017

FORE! Miler Presented by OhioHealth Set to Kick Off 2017 Tournament Week

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today the return of the FORE! Miler presented by OhioHealth, a 4-mile road race that will kick off the 42nd playing of the prestigious PGA TOUR event hosted annually by golf legend Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield

Feb 09, 2017

Two Investigational Antitumor Agents Work Better Together Against MPNST and Neuroblastoma

Two investigational agents, Aurora A kinase inhibitor (alisertib) and HSV1716, a virus derived from HSV-1 and attenuated by the deletion of RL1, have shown some antitumor efficacy in early clinical trials as monotherapies.

Feb 06, 2017

Can Childhood Cancer Treatments Affect Survivors' Sex Lives in Adulthood?

A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely

Feb 06, 2017

New Study Finds Children and Adolescents at Risk from Medicine Intended for Pets

Almost two thirds of households in the US own a pet and many of these households have children that either live in or visit the home. As pet owners know, it is common for pets to need medications either to treat health conditions or to prevent things like fleas, ticks, and heartworm.

Feb 02, 2017

Tween Clothing Retailer Justices National Holiday Fundraising Campaign Raises More than $1 Million for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Thursday morning, tween clothing retailer, Justice presented Nationwide Children’s Hospital officials with a check totaling $1,472,837. The amount represented the total dollars raised during Justice’s national holiday campaign that benefited The Research Institute at Nationwide

Jan 30, 2017

Low Back Pain in School-Aged Children a Common Occurrence

Low back pain in school-aged children is a common occurrence, and the prevalence of low back pain increases once children reach school age – one percent at age seven years; six percent at age 10 years; and 18 percent at ages 14-16 years.

Jan 26, 2017

The Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament slated for February 25

TWIG 3, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, invites the public to its Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 25. All proceeds from the event benefit Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jan 24, 2017

Nationwide Partners with Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chevrolet to Donate $400,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide, in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Chevrolet, donated $400,000 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The donation equaled the sale price for a 1970 Chevelle SS and Nationwide No. 88 stock car auctioned off in tandem at the Jan.

Jan 23, 2017

TaxSlayer Donates Percentage of New E-Filers Fees to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and TaxSlayer will join efforts during the 2017 tax season. TaxSlayer, which provides online tax preparation software for electronic filing of federal and state tax returns, will donate 15 percent of new e-filers’ tax preparation fees to support

Jan 20, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Spirit of Children to Present Check Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital's Child Life Services Program

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Spirit of Children will present a check to Nationwide Children’s Hospital announcing donations raised during its 2016 Spirit Halloween in-store campaign. The Child Life Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary. WHEN: Friday, Jan.

Jan 18, 2017

Nationwide Partners with Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chevrolet at Barrett-Jackson Auction

Nationwide, in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chevrolet, will highlight the star-studded Barrett-Jackson classic car auction on Jan. 21 with a pair of custom vehicles. On the block will be a 1970 Chevelle co-designed by Earnhardt and Chevrolet, and the No.

Jan 17, 2017

Formerly Conjoined Twins Find Separate Strides

Two-year-old twins Acen and Apio Akello, born conjoined, are now walking and playing independently thanks to specialists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Healthy and happy, the girls recently returned to their home country of Uganda.

Jan 14, 2017

Covelli Enterprises And Nationwide Children's Hospital Cut Ribbon At Panera Bread Location Friday

Colton Meier, Panera Bread Director of Operations, Dr. Steve Allen, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chief Executive Officer and Jim Digan, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation President will cut the ribbon at a formal event this Friday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Jan 10, 2017

Sarepta Therapeutics Enters Into License Agreement with Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Galgt2 Gene Therapy Program

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT), a commercial stage developer of innovative RNA-targeted therapeutics, today announced it has entered a license agreement with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, for their Galgt2 gene therapy program developed by researcher Paul Martin, PhD.

Jan 10, 2017

Sarepta Therapeutics Enters Into Research Agreement and Option Agreement with Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Microdystrophin Gene Therapy Program

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT), a commercial stage developer of innovative RNA-targeted therapeutics, today announced it has entered a research agreement with Nationwide Children’s Hospital on their microdystrophin gene therapy program.

Jan 06, 2017

IHOP to Raise Funds on Behalf of Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Central Ohio IHOP franchises have begun the new year with a two month effort to raise funds on behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital.

Jan 05, 2017

NIH-Sponsored Expert Panel Issues Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergy

An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines today to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut

Jan 03, 2017

Flanigan Named to Neuromuscular, Gene Therapy Leadership Roles

Beginning January 1, 2017, Kevin Flanigan, MD, will become the director of the Center for Gene Therapy and the Neuromuscular Disorders program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr.

Dec 30, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Invites Public to Attend Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Career Fair

Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites members of the general public to attend their Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Career Fair. Who: Experienced registered nurses and respiratory therapists and new graduates who are interested in a career in pediatrics are invited to attend.

Dec 27, 2016

Rebecca Baum Named Chief of Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Division and Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Rebecca A. Baum, MD, will become the new chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital effective January 1, 2017. Dr.

Dec 20, 2016

Local Learning Health System Model Demonstrates High-Quality Patient Care While Reducing Costs

Providing high-quality patient care while reducing costs is a significant goal in the current health care reform environment. The Institute of Medicine has specifically called for the establishment of “learning health systems” to address this challenge.

Dec 16, 2016

Hormonal Contraception Safer Than Expected For Women With Diabetes

Strokes and heart attacks are rare for women with diabetes who use hormonal contraception, with the safest options being intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants, new research published in Diabetes Care shows.

Dec 14, 2016

Big Lots' 'Give Big For Kids' Campaign Raises $3.6 Million To Support Nationwide Children's Hospital

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) announced today that its 2016 "Give Big for Kids" campaign raised $3.6 million for lifesaving pediatric research and care at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a $1.4 million increase over last year's campaign donation to the hospital of $2.2 million.

Dec 12, 2016

New Study Finds Handheld Phone Ban May Reduce Drive-time Conversations

Distracted driving is a prevalent safety hazard for everyone, but especially for drivers in their first several years behind the wheel. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that universal handheld phone

Dec 07, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert during the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish their shopping, decorating and baking. As the countdown of the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for sharing holiday traditions as a family.

Dec 06, 2016

Covelli Enterprises Opens First Panera Bread Location at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its newest Panera Bread location at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 a.m. The new bakery-café will be located at 611 E.

Dec 06, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns Coveted 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

The Leapfrog Group announced today Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named a Top Hospital. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Nationwide Children’s commitment to patient safety and quality.

Nov 29, 2016

Free Track It! Wearable Tracks Seizures on Apple Watch

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and SeizureTracker.com are introducing a new wearable app to help track seizures called Track It! – available for the Apple Watch in the Apple Store today.

Nov 21, 2016

Mazdas Drive for Good Winter Event to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) have partnered during this holiday season to raise awareness and funds that will benefit the lifesaving research and care at Nationwide Children’s.

Nov 18, 2016

Holiday Magic to Arrive in Bicentennial Park

Holiday lights will illuminate the Scioto Mile beginning Friday, December 2 during the Grand Illumination presented by Justice. Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will decorate Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile Promenade in all seasonal decorations featuring more than 250,000 energy

Nov 17, 2016

Record-setting charitable donation announced for 10th playing of the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship

Tournament officials announced today that the 10th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 19-25, 2016 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $1,723,105 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $1,604,500 for

Nov 17, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Annual Holiday Toy Drive

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Annual Toy Drive to benefit patients at Nationwide Children’s will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov 16, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Encourages Families To Share Their Stories

Each year, there are more than one million visits to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Each patient goes through their own journey, and has their own story to tell.

Nov 16, 2016

Christopher Iobst, MD, Leading New Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

With the recruitment of Christopher Iobst, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has established the Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction within the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr.

Nov 15, 2016

The Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Sets New Giving Record to Nationwide Childrens Hospital with $1,676,500 Donation

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today that the 41st playing of the prestigious invitational, concluded June 5, 2016, raised $2,166,000 for charitable organizations in central Ohio, including a record-setting $1,676,500 for Nationwide

Nov 14, 2016

Donatos Pizza and Cheryls® Cookies Partner to Support Nationwide Childrens Hospital

For the third-consecutive year, patrons of Donatos Pizza will once again have an opportunity to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital this holiday season. During the “Sweetness of the Holidays” campaign from Nov. 14 to Jan.

Nov 10, 2016

New Study Points to a Possible Cause of Many Preterm Births

Most spontaneous preterm births do not have causes that are easy to identify. Physicians frequently have not known why uterine contractions begin weeks earlier than they should, in one major form of preterm birth; or why a mother’s water breaks well before the fetus is fully developed, in

Nov 01, 2016

Tween Clothing Retailer Justice Launches Holiday Campaign That Will Support Life-Saving Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

For the first time in the three-year corporate partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Justice, the tween clothing retailer will invite customers to give a donation to the pediatric hospital during the holiday season.

Oct 31, 2016

Two genes linked to postpartum immunity revival in women with persistent hepatitis C

Alternative forms of two genes are associated with a boost in immunity to hepatitis C after childbirth, a study led by a Nationwide Children's Hospital physician-researcher shows.

Oct 19, 2016

Solving the Problem of Managing Big Genomic Data

The influx of genomics data resulting from the increasing affordability of whole exome/genome sequencing and President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative requires a novel technological solution to data storage, communication with other clinical decision support systems and health

Oct 17, 2016

Media Advisory: Bringing Halloween to Kids at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHO: Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $156,830.00 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital to date WHAT: Spirit of Children will host a Halloween party for pediatric patients

Oct 14, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2016 Candidates Forum on Children & Youth

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the 2016 Candidates Forum on Children and Youth WHEN: Monday, October 17, 2016 Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., program begins at 8 a.m. WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building, Stecker Auditorium 575 S.

Oct 12, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Neuromuscular Disease Researchers Receive $7.5 Million NIH Grant

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health announced four new Centers of Research Translation awards today.

Oct 12, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2016 Patient Champions Mile Themes

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce the mile themes for its field of “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26.2 miles on this year’s course.

Oct 11, 2016

Nick & Janelle Foligno Donate $500,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Support of Pediatric Congenital Heart Care and Research

National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, today announced a $500,000 gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Oct 10, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: NHL Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, announce significant, far-reaching financial gifts to Boston Childrens Hospital and Nationwide Childrens Hospital

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, announce significant, far-reaching financial gifts to Boston Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Oct 10, 2016

School Based Asthma Therapy Helping Students Better Manage Asthma

When 9-year-old Anila, who attends Fairmoor Elementary in Columbus City Schools, experienced increased asthma symptoms, the School Based Asthma Therapy team collaborated with her primary care physician and mom to make changes to her care plan.

Oct 06, 2016

Pediatric Clinic Tests Virtual Reality for Hemophilia Patients during Procedures

As a nurse clinician in the comprehensive hemophilia treatment center at Nationwide Children's Hospital for nearly 30 years, Charmaine Biega, RN, has watched her patients endure hundreds of needle sticks for infusions and other procedures which can mean tears, frustration, wiggling and –

Oct 04, 2016

Perky Jerky® to Support Nationwide Childrens Hospital Beginning in October

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Perky Jerky® announced today that from October through December, customers at 16 participating Kroger stores will have an opportunity to donate to Nationwide Children’s by purchasing Perky Jerky®.

Oct 03, 2016

Becker's Hospital Review Names 50 Hospitals with Innovation Programs

NOTE TO EDITOR: The Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the 50 programs listed CHICAGO (October 3, 2016, 10 a.m.

Oct 03, 2016

New Study Finds Exercise Treadmills Significant Cause of Hand Burns in Children

In recent years, home exercise equipment has become increasingly common, and treadmills have continued to be the largest selling exercise category by a large margin.

Sep 30, 2016

Community Development For All People, Nationwide Childrens Hospital, City of Columbus & NRP Group Celebrate Launch of The Residences at Career Gateway, a $12 Million Workforce Housing Community

An innovative concept of workforce housing will be coming to Columbus’s South Side with the launch of The Residences at Career Gateway. Fifty- eight new garden style and town homes, along with on-site workforce training, will be located at 755 E. Whitter.

Sep 30, 2016

Big Lots And Its Customers Rally To Support Nationwide Children's Hospital

Continuing its commitment to giving back to health care and children in need, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) announced today the launch of its national point-of-sale campaign to support Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Sep 26, 2016

Two Nationwide Childrens Hospital Physicians Receive Prestigious Statewide Pediatrics Awards

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP), representing more than 2,900 members in the state of Ohio, is proud announce two Nationwide Children’s Hospital physicians received prestigious pediatric awards during the Ohio AAP’s annual awards ceremony on Friday, September

Sep 26, 2016

Oligodendrocytes Induce Motor Neuron Death in ALS

A first-of-its-kind oligodendrocyte in vitro model shows that human cells normally supportive of motor neuron function play an active role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathogenesis – and this discovery may point the way toward therapeutic timing and targets.

Sep 20, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Leads Effort for Gene Therapy Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sarepta Therapeutics announced yesterday that the FDA has granted accelerated approval for eteplirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Nationwide Children's Hospital was the sole original site for the clinical study that resulted in this approval, led by Dr.

Sep 20, 2016

Rev1 Ventures and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Launch New Fund to Support Healthcare Innovators

Today, Rev1Ventures, the seed-stage venture fund that combines investment capital and strategic services, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems, launched the Life Sciences Fund to support the growth and

Sep 19, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championships Pros Fore Patients is Tuesday, September 20 from 4-5:30 p.m.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Pros Fore Patients returns to tournament week and will be held Tuesday, September 20 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Sep 19, 2016

Researchers Find Relationship, Behavioral Differences between Children and Early Adolescents Who Die by Suicide

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014. This was the first time suicide had shown up in the CDC’s top ten leading causes of death for children in this age group.

Sep 14, 2016

Nationwide Children's Hospital to Host 2016 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth October 17

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the 2016 Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Monday, October 17 in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building at Nationwide Children’s in Stecker Auditorium, located at 575 S. 18th St., Columbus 43205.

Sep 13, 2016

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant to Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) and Columbus-area Hyundai dealers presented Kevin Cassady, MD, and Principal Investigator in the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a $250,000 Scholar Grant to be used to improve

Sep 12, 2016

New Study Finds Rate of Injuries Among Youth Soccer Players Doubled; Rate of Head Injuries Increased 1600%

Soccer is an increasingly popular sport in the United States, both professionally and recreationally, with over 3 million registered soccer players under 19 years of age playing in leagues every year.

Sep 06, 2016

Becker's Hospital Review Names 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems | 2016

NOTE TO EDITOR: Steve Allen, MD, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is included in this list. CHICAGO (September 6, 2016, 10 a.m. CST) — Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2016 edition of its list of 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems | 2016

Sep 01, 2016

SUBWAY® to Support Nationwide Childrens Hospital During the Month of September

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and SUBWAY® restaurants announced today that during the month of September, SUBWAY® customers will have an opportunity to donate to Nationwide Children’s by giving $1 or more at checkout.

Sep 01, 2016

Becker's Hospital Review Names 100 ACOs to Know

NOTE TO EDITOR: Partners For Kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is included in this list. CHICAGO (September 1, 2016, 10 a.m. CST) — Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2016 edition of its list of 100 ACOs to Know, featuring standout accountable care organizations

Sep 01, 2016

A Painful Reality: Care providers tend to underestimate pain during pediatric burn dressing changes

Dressing changes have been identified as one of the major contributors to perceived pain during burn care, and so it is important that pain be assessed accurately.

Sep 01, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: Greater Columbus area SUBWAY® shops September campaign kick-off event

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y WHAT: Greater Columbus area SUBWAY® shops September campaign kick-off event. Proceeds from campaign will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Grandview SUBWAY® shop 1576 W.

Aug 31, 2016

Big Lots and the Big Lots Foundation Commit $50 Million Transformational Gift to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Today, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG), together with the Big Lots Foundation, announced a $50 million transformational gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Aug 31, 2016

Open Therapeutics Gains Antitumor Drug for Inhibiting Cancerous Tumors

Open Therapeutics announces licensing a new class of anticancer drugs from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The drug, amphiphilic amines (RCn), shows promise against mouse models of cancer, including pediatric and adult sarcomas, lymphoma, and neuroblastoma.

Aug 31, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: Major Philanthropic Announcement with Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y WHAT: Major Philanthropic Announcement with Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation ARRIVAL: Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 2:15 p.m. WHERE: Greater Columbus Convention Center Union Station Ballrooms 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215* WHO: Steve Allen, CEO, MD, Nationwide Children’s

Aug 30, 2016

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Childrens and Nationwide Childrens Hospital report a successful first year of The Congenital Heart Collaborative

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s (UH Rainbow) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital became Ohio’s leading heart center for kids and adults with congenital heart disease last summer by combining their talent and resources in pediatric heart care and cardiothoracic

Aug 25, 2016

New Study Finds Low Transfer Rates of Pediatric Burn Patients in the U.S.

According to a new study from researchers in the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, nearly 127,000 kids in the U.S had burn injuries in 2012.

Aug 23, 2016

Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever

Physicians from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a “proof of principle” for measuring patterns of ribonucleic acid

Aug 20, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fifth-Annual Great Columbus Duck Race & Run

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y WHAT: The Fifth-Annual Great Columbus Duck Race & Run. Organized by The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the yellow rubber ducks will be “racing” to the finish line.

Aug 18, 2016

Study Finds Average of Two Injuries Every Hour in the U.S. from Strollers and Carriers

Although strollers and carriers are typically used to safely transport children, injuries do occur while using these products. A study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that, over a 21-year period from 1990

Aug 17, 2016

Study Finds Average of Two Injuries Every Hour in the U.S. from Strollers and Carriers

Although strollers and carriers are typically used to safely transport children, injuries do occur while using these products. Astudy conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that, over a 21-year period from 1990

Aug 17, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announces Be The Reason Fundraising Campaign

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced the unveiling of the “Be The Reason” campaign today. The comprehensive campaign will serve as the foundation to continue establishing Nationwide Children’s as the country’s most integrated pediatric healthcare system.

Aug 10, 2016

Researchers Report First Validated Canine Behavioral Genetics Findings of Nine Fear and Aggression Traits in Dogs

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. And while much is understood about the biochemistry of anxiety, little is known about the genetic variation associated with it.

Aug 10, 2016

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety During This Years Flu Season

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But with the FluMist not being offered by many physicians this year due to ineffectiveness, doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital recommend your

Jul 27, 2016

Dairy Queen Blizzard® Sales to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital on Miracle Treat Day, July 28

On Miracle Treat Day, July 28, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating DQ® locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Jul 27, 2016

Researchers at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Describe New Type of Cancer Therapy

A study conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has found that a new chemotherapy is effective against both pediatric and adult cancers, and that it allows other chemotherapies to more readily reach their targets.

Jul 22, 2016

Dayton Children's And Nationwide Children's Hospitals Partner to Offer Urology Services

(DAYTON, Ohio) -- Further strengthening the relationship between Dayton Children’s and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the hospitals are partnering to offer Urology services under the Ohio Pediatric Care Alliance.

Jul 20, 2016

Thirty-One Gifts, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce Girls Take Flight Partnership

Thirty-One Gifts, through its philanthropic initiative, Thirty-One Gives, recently announced a bold partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital called “Girls Take Flight.” The partnership between the direct selling company and pediatric hospital is dedicated to helping girls

Jul 20, 2016

AveXis Receives U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for AVXS-101 Gene Replacement Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

AveXis, Inc., (Nasdaq:AVXS) a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases, today announced the U.S.

Jul 18, 2016

Calls to Central Ohio Poison Center About Lamp Oil Increase 80 Percent

While summer weather and festivities keep everyone outside and active, parents should take every precaution to protect their children from injuries and poisonings. Data from the Central Ohio Poison Center demonstrate that pediatric exposures to lamp oil are increasing more this summer than last.

Jul 09, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2016 Patient Champions at RunFest

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26 miles on this year’s course.

Jul 01, 2016

Dean Lee, MD, PhD, to Lead Cell Therapy Programs at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dean Lee, MD, PhD, has been named the director of the Cellular Therapy and Cancer Immunotherapy Program for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT and Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases. Dr.

Jun 30, 2016

Researchers Develop Effective Strategy for Disrupting Bacterial Biofilms, Cause of Many Chronic and Recurrent Diseases

Biofilms are communities of bacteria that adhere to a surface and are nearly impossible to eradicate when they are pathogenic, or disease-causing. Fortunately, a discovery from the laboratories of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, and Steven Goodman, PhD, in The Research Institute at Nationwide

Jun 30, 2016

abercrombie kids Launches Big Change Starts Small Campaign to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and abercrombie kids, a division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), announced today, the start of their “Big Change Starts Small” campaign.

Jun 28, 2016

Lionel Racing Gifts More Than $46,000 on Behalf of Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Lionel Racing, the official Die-cast of NASCAR and agency of the Racing Collectables Club of America, raised more than $26,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital during its annual RCCA member’s event May 21 in Concord, N.C.

Jun 21, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Once Again Makes Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Reports Best Childrens Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 11 children’s centers nationwide, with exceptional performance in three or more pediatric specialties.

Jun 17, 2016

Bellville, Ohio, Teen and Family Travel to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Pediatric Cancer Research

The Reed family of Bellville, Ohio, is taking their story to Capitol Hill to deliver an important message to their members of Congress. Nationwide Children’s Hospital patient, Grant Reed, 15, and his family will join more than 40 other pediatric patients and their families to meet with

Jun 10, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Transform Main Campus with Phase II Facilities Plan and Behavioral Health Pavilion

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced the details of a phase two master facilities plan today. The approximate $730 million investment will accommodate growth of Nationwide Children’s; America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare network.* A centerpiece of

Jun 10, 2016

Media Advisory: Accelerating Our Strategic Plan: Advancing Best Outcomes for Children Everywhere

WHEN: Friday, June 10 10 a.m. WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Stecker Auditorium 555 S. 18th Street* WHO: Steve Allen, MD, CEO Alex Fischer, Board Chairman Mayor Andrew J.

Jun 09, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Participating in International Childrens Hospitals Patient Safety Effort That is Saving Lives and Expanding Efforts to Employee/Staff Safety

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is part of a collaborative patient safety effort of 100+ children’s hospitals across North America that is getting results and is expanding the scope of its work to incorporate employee/staff safety.

May 31, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been accredited for a period of three years by CARF International. This latest qualification earned by Nationwide Children’s is the ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation awarded by CARF – the

May 31, 2016

New Guidelines for Nausea, Stomach Pain and Other Problems Help Physicians Better Diagnose, Treat Kids

A child feels nauseated all the time, but no medical test can find what is wrong. Or a child vomits regularly, but there’s no illness or eating disorder to explain it. These, and other stomach and bowel-related problems with no obvious causes, are called functional gastrointestinal disorders.

May 24, 2016

Babies Fed Directly from Breast May Be at Less Risk for Ear Infections

Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, according to a recent study by researchers at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s

May 23, 2016

Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund bolsters recruitment of international genomics leaders to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has recruited world-renowned researchers Richard K. Wilson, Ph.D. and Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D. marking a transformational milestone for its genomics research program.

May 20, 2016

Counseling Guidelines Necessary for Pediatric Patients Receiving Fertility, Sexual Function Treatment

COLUMBUS, Ohio; TAMPA, Fla. and BOSTON — The drugs and therapies used to treat medical conditions often come with side effects. Doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals strive to be sure we are made aware.

May 17, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital App Aims To Help Families Manage Asthma

Very early on in her life, 3-year-old Karma Taylor found herself frequently in the Emergency Department in the middle of the night as a result of breathing problems. Karma’s mom, Joyce Kelso, felt like she was chasing after her daughter’s asthma rather than staying ahead of it.

May 16, 2016

Justice Stores National Fundraising Give Hope Campaign Raises More Than $521,000 for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

After the launch of tween retailer Justice’s “Give Hope” national store campaign in February, the fundraising effort raised $521,315.82 during a six-week period benefitting The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

May 13, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Staff and Kids Star in Fashion Show Hosted and Styled by Designer Christian Siriano

Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's specialty size apparel brand, and Columbus-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital partnered to present an exclusive fashion show last night, aligning with the brand’s Give. Share. Love.

May 09, 2016

Nationwide and Golf Channel Establish Strategic Partnership to Elevate the Profile of the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide

ORLANDO, Fla., May 9, 2016 – In celebrating more than 40 years as a marquee event on the PGA TOUR, Golf Channel and Nationwide announced today a new partnership that will honor the legacy of tournament host and founder Jack Nicklaus, and showcase the rich philanthropic tradition of

May 09, 2016

New Study Finds Child E-Cigarette Exposures up 1,500%

As the household presence of e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine has increased, so have exposures among young children. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute and the Central Ohio Poison Center, both at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found

May 02, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Approved for $2.9 Million Research Funding Award to Lead Multi-Center Study of Antibiotics to Treat Uncomplicated Appendicitis

Clinical-scientists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have been approved for a $2.9 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a multi-institutional trial of non-operative management of appendicitis.

Apr 28, 2016

First Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in Single Ventricle Fontan Anatomy

While the Fontan procedure has improved the short- and mid-term outcomes for patients born with single ventricle anatomy, long-term complications of Fontan circulation include heart failure.

Apr 27, 2016

Despite Safety Concerns, Nearly 1 in 4 Babies in NICUs Receive Acid Suppressing Medication Originally Formulated for Older Children, Adults

Since 2006, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized high-risk babies with infections, necrotizing enterocolitis and increased risk of death.

Apr 26, 2016

Biosortia Pharmaceuticals Announces Three New Oncology Research Projects Using Microalgal Compounds

Biosortia Pharmaceuticals has launched three new oncology research projects. The projects will investigate Biosortia’s unique libraries of consortia microbial compounds for potential drug discovery in pediatric cancer (neuroblastoma), liver cancer (Hepatitis C virus) and an alternative

Apr 25, 2016

New Study Finds Laundry Detergent Packets More Dangerous than Other Types of Detergent

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found that exposure to laundry detergent packets is more dangerous to young children than exposure to other types of laundry and

Apr 20, 2016

Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide shines a bright light on Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Childrens Hospital alliance

Dublin, Ohio – The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide hosted the sixth annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide today, a unique, award-winning fundraiser that brings to life the alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide

Apr 20, 2016

Lane Bryant Debuts New Campaign in Support of Nationwide Children's Hospital

Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's specialty size apparel brand, is partnering with Columbus-based Nationwide Children's Hospital to support the hospital and its efforts through a national omni-channel campaign this spring.

Apr 11, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Pediatric Trauma Center Re-verified

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has received a three-year re-verification as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Apr 08, 2016

New Study Finds Skateboarding Sent About 176 Youth to U.S. EDs Every Day

Skateboarding is a popular recreational sport and participation has increased the last several decades, faster than any other sport or recreation activity between 1998 and 2007.* With growing participation, has come an increasing rate of injuries from skateboarding.

Apr 07, 2016

Often Unreported, a Gray Matter Abnormality Predicts Neurodevelopmental Problems in Smaller Premature Babies

Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain is increasingly used to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants, but the existing systems of analyzing or “scoring” those MRIs rely heavily on expert opinion.

Apr 04, 2016

Germain of Columbus, Reach Out and Read to Accept Book Donations on Behalf of Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Germain of Columbus will partner with Reach Out and Read to accept book donations on behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital from April 1-30. Donations can be made at any of the five local Germain dealerships. (See locations below).

Apr 04, 2016

New Franklin County Psychiatric Crisis Line for Youth now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Effective April 4, 2016, the Franklin County Psychiatric Crisis Line for youth and adolescents ages 17 and under is provided exclusively by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Mar 30, 2016

The Dale Jr. Foundation Driven to Give Gloves Program Set for 16 Debut

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 25, 2016) – The Dale Jr. Foundation (TDJF) announced today that its successful Driven to Give Gloves program will focus on four Patient Champions from Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) for its 2016 initiative.

Mar 15, 2016

Neurologists at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Edit Neurocutaneous Syndromes Volume

A pair of neurologists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Monica P. Islam, MD, and E. Steve Roach, MD, are the editors behind “Neurocutaneous Syndromes,” a recently published book that highlights the insights of neurocutaneous syndromes research and shows that “classic

Feb 29, 2016

Loss of MHCI in Motor Neurons Leads to ALS Astrocyte Toxicity

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease that results in the death of motor neurons, the nerve cells that control muscles.

Feb 20, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Patients & Staff to Attend Preview of Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical

Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will give Nationwide Children’s patients and staff an exclusive sneak peek of Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical Sunday, Feb. 21 before the show premiers at the Palace Theatre in March.

Feb 18, 2016

Novel Approach Obtains Protein Signatures from Host and Pathogen With One Small Sample

A novel study from researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital has shown that it is possible to obtain both host and bacteria protein signatures in a sample smaller than the average human biopsy.

Feb 17, 2016

Washburn To Lead Transplant Divisions At Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital announce the joint appointment of Dr. W. Kenneth Washburn as director of transplant programs at each hospital, beginning in March.

Feb 16, 2016

Justice Stores Third Annual National Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital Begins Feb. 26

For the third-consecutive year, tween retailer Justice (an Ascena Retail Group, Inc. company) will launch a national fundraising effort in their stores to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The “Give Hope” campaign will begin Feb.

Feb 10, 2016

Stakeholder Involvement in Clinical Trial Design Leads to Greater Recruitment and Retention Rates

By seeking the advice of patients, families and other stakeholders in designing a clinical trial investigating pediatric appendicitis, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found a way to significantly increase the number of people recruited and retained in the trial.

Feb 09, 2016

Study Evaluates Pay-for-Performance Program for Medicaid Children in an ACO

The first pay-for-performance (P4P) evaluation of pediatricians under a full-risk Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) for children shows P4P incentives were partially responsible for higher performance on quality measures across Partners for Kids’ primary care network of employed and

Feb 09, 2016

Toddler Avoids Transplant, Mended Heart is Second Chance at Life

Just two years old at the time, Zoey Jones was told she would need a heart and lung transplant for her failing organs, a complication due to the single ventricle heart defect she was born with.

Feb 02, 2016

The Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party Slated for February 27

TWIG 3, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, invites the public to its 15th annual Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party presented by the Westwater Family on Saturday, February 27.

Feb 01, 2016

Expanded Westside Primary Care Center Opens, Thanks to Collaborative West Side Fund Donation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will open their expanded Westside Primary Care Center today. In 2014, Hollywood Casino Columbus and the City of Columbus donated a gift of $500,000 to make the expansion possible.

Jan 26, 2016

Steve Allen, MD Appointed Chair Childrens Hospital Association 2016 Board of Trustees

Steven Allen, MD, CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital has been appointed chair the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). He began his term as board chair on January 1, 2016.

Jan 25, 2016

IHOP to Raise Funds on Behalf of Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Central Ohio IHOP franchises will begin a month-long effort to raise funds on behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital, beginning Monday, Feb. 1.

Jan 11, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Research Building III Receives LEED Gold Certification

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce that its Research Building III has received LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Jan 08, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Welcomes Miracles & Magic in Support of Hospitals Family and Volunteer Services

Miracles & Magic, a comedy magic and illusion show supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Lincoln Theatre. The show will feature some of the best magicians in the world coming together for hours of family-friendly entertainment.

Jan 07, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Invites Public to Attend Nursing Career Fair

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is inviting members of the general public to attend their Nursing Career Fair. Who: Experienced nurses and new graduates who are interested in a career in pediatrics are invited to attend.

Jan 07, 2016

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Researchers Receive Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Grant to Study Cell Therapy

A team of physician-scientists led by Susan D. Reynolds, PhD, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently received a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to study the safety and effectiveness of cell therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

Jan 05, 2016

New Nationwide Childrens Hospital Program to Help Students Learn the Real World of Science, Explore Research Careers

Looking toward the future of medical research, a team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently received a five-year $540,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support a program to help students experience science in action and encourage them to consider careers in maternal and

Dec 29, 2015

Ohio Department of Health Honors Employers For Healthy Practices

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Healthy Ohio Business Council (HOBC) will recognize 68 Ohio employers for healthy worksite practices during the 12th annual Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Awards ceremony.

Dec 21, 2015

International Survey of Hospital Emergency Department Staff Evaluates Psychosocial Care for Injured Children

Every year, tens of millions of children around the world sustain injuries that require hospital care. The consequences are not only physical, but also emotional, and can be long-lasting.

Dec 16, 2015

Antibiotics Alone Can Be a Safe, Effective Treatment for Children with Appendicitis

Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery when chosen by the family. A study led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that three out of four children with uncomplicated appendicitis have been

Dec 11, 2015

Down Syndrome Research Gets a Boost With New Biobank Initiative

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and research advocacy group DownSyndrome Achieves have joined forces to create the first biobank in the country dedicated to collecting and managing blood samples from people with Down syndrome.

Dec 08, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish their shopping, decorating and baking. As the countdown of the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for sharing holiday traditions as a family.

Dec 01, 2015

Nationwide Children's Hospital Researcher, Mark Peeples, PhD, Elected as AAAS Fellow

Mark Peeples, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Vaccines and Immunity at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr.

Nov 30, 2015

Donatos Pizza and Cheryls® Cookies Partner to Support Nationwide Childrens Hospital

For the second-consecutive year, patrons of Donatos Pizza will have an opportunity to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. From Nov. 30 to Jan.

Nov 25, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Annual Holiday Toy Drive

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Annual Toy Drive to benefit patients at Nationwide Children’s will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov 24, 2015

Christines Christmas Concert Presented by Macys Slated for December 12, 2015

CONTACT: Donna Glanzman Chair, Christine’s Christmas 614-595-4105 dhglanz@aol.com www.christineschristmas.org During the holidays, we reflect on loved ones who have touched our lives and hearts.

Nov 23, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Mazda Drive for Good® Partner to Do Good

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) have partnered during this holiday season to raise awareness and support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s.

Nov 19, 2015

Moderate Amounts of Caffeine During Pregnancy Do Not Harm Babys IQ and Do Not Cause Behavioral Problems, Obesity

Women drinking and eating moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy should be reassured that they are not harming their child’s intelligence, according to a study from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital that was published in the American Journal of

Nov 18, 2015

Media Advisory: Big Lots customers make seven-figure gift from Give Big campaign to Nationwide Children's Hospital

What: Big Lots and its customers make extraordinary seven-figure gift from “Give Big” campaign to Nationwide Children's Hospital! When: Thursday, November 19 at 10 a.m.

Nov 17, 2015

The Memorial Tournament Presented By Nationwide Raises $2 Million for Charity During 40th Edition

Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today that the 40th playing of the prestigious invitational, held June 1 – 7, 2015, raised $2 million for charitable organizations in central Ohio, including a record-setting $1,607,118.53 for

Nov 13, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship announces record-setting charitable donation

Tournament officials announced today that the ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 21-27, 2015 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $1,400,212 for charitable organizations, including $1,253,322 for pediatric cancer

Nov 11, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Genomics Team Honored for Innovation in Unraveling Medical Mysteries

A team from Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been honored as the winner of the 2015 international CLARITY Undiagnosed Challenge. The announcement was made on November 10, 2015 at the Global Pediatric Innovation Summit in Boston, Massachusetts.

Nov 06, 2015

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes in 95 Percent of Teens, Achieves Major Weight Loss and Improves Quality of Life

The results of a new study to be published November 6, 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with presentation at The Obesity Society Annual meeting in Los Angeles, California show that three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in

Oct 29, 2015

Study Update: Breast Milk Purchased Online Contains Caffeine And Tobacco, But No Illicit Drugs

In the latest update on the testing of breast milk samples purchased online, researchers found that no samples appeared to be contaminated with illicit drugs. Dr.

Oct 27, 2015

More Than 200 Physicians from Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named to the 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® List

More than 200 physicians on the medical staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently appeared on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Oct 21, 2015

Nationwide Children's Hospital Honors Legacy of Giving from Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation

Today, Nationwide Children’s Hospital honored its relationship with Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation through a special recognition ceremony and a permanent “animal friend” statue in the hospital. The relationship between these organizations dates back decades.

Oct 14, 2015

Pediatric Trauma Researchers at Ohio State University and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receive Grant to Develop New Treatment Effects Evaluation Method

Researchers in The Ohio State University College of Public Health and the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital were recently awarded a grant for nearly $1 million from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S.

Oct 13, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2015 Patient Champions Mile Themes

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce the mile themes for its field of “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26.2 miles on this year’s course.

Oct 13, 2015

Media Advisory: Bringing Halloween to Kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital

WHO: Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $124,555 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital to date.

Oct 12, 2015

93rd Annual TWIG Bazaar Scheduled for November 8 at Ohio Expo Center

Celebrating its 93rd year, the TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted gifts created by TWIG members and outside artisans from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center.

Oct 12, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announces New Center for Suicide Prevention and Research

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today the creation of the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, a collaborative effort between Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health and The Research Institute at the hospital.

Oct 09, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Columbus City Schools Announce Partnership

Columbus City Schools and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have announced an expanded partnership this week to provide school-based wellness programs as well as select health care services for students who do not have a medical home and those who do not routinely seek access to care via a

Oct 09, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Columbus City Schools Announce Partnership

Columbus City Schools and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have announced an expanded partnership this week to provide school-based wellness programs as well as select health care services for students who do not have a medical home and those who do not routinely seek access to care via a

Oct 08, 2015

Study Shows Babies Born Extremely Premature May Benefit from Proactive, Coordinated Care among Families, Obstetricians, Neonatologists

Denise Foyle had been pregnant for just 23 weeks when she gave birth to her daughter, Bryn. She weighed one pound and three ounces, and measured only 12 inches long.

Oct 05, 2015

New Study Finds Zipline-Related Injuries Are Rapidly Increasing

The popularity of ziplining has skyrocketed rapidly in recent years. The number of commercial ziplines in the U.S. rose from 10 in 2001 to more than 200 in 2012, in addition to more than 13,000 amateur ziplines which can be found in outdoor education programs, camps, and backyards.

Sep 24, 2015

Spirit Halloweens 10 For 10 Coupon to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Spirit Halloween stores are supporting central Ohio’s sick and injured children with the return of their annual ‘10 for 10’ coupon to raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sep 24, 2015

Vidu Garg, MD, Named Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Vidu Garg, MD, a pediatric cardiologist and faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s.

Sep 24, 2015

Studies Find that Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Some High-Risk Newborns

Clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord happens within 10 seconds after birth in most cases, in part so members of a medical team can more quickly begin caring for a newborn.

Sep 21, 2015

Childhood Kidney Stones Associated With Atherosclerosis, Study Shows

A recent study published in The Journal of Pediatrics is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries — precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases.

Sep 18, 2015

Stress Dose Hydrocortisone Effects on Neurodevelopment for Extremely Low Birthweight Infants

Hydrocortisone is one of the 15 most frequently prescribed medications in extremely low birth weight (≤1000 g) infants in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU).

Sep 17, 2015

Amy Donegan, CPNP-PC, Elected President of the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses

Amy M. Donegan, certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been elected the next president of the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN).

Sep 15, 2015

Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP Receives Pediatrician Advocate Award

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP), representing more than 2,900 members in the state of Ohio, is proud to announce the recipient of the William H. Cotton Pediatrician Advocate Award to Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP.

Sep 15, 2015

Darryl Robbins, DO, FAAP Receives Community Pediatrician Award

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP), representing more than 2,900 members in the state of Ohio, is proud to announce the recipient of the Arnold Friedman, MD, FAAP Community Pediatrician Award to Darryl Robbins, DO, FAAP.

Sep 15, 2015

Audition Registration Now Open for Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins March 11-13 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St.

Sep 09, 2015

Seventh Annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza to Take Place at Lynd Fruit Farm September 19

The seventh annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lynd Fruit Farm, located at 9851 Morse Road SW in Pataskala.

Sep 08, 2015

Genetic Testing for Pediatric Epilepsy can be Complicated, but Beneficial

The use of genetic testing in pediatric epilepsy is complicated and the list of known epilepsy genes changes almost daily. The steps from a doctor initially evaluating a patient when they first demonstrate the symptoms of epilepsy to genetic diagnosis remain complex.

Sep 08, 2015

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Twin girls born joined at the pelvic and hip region are recovering after separation surgery Thursday, Sept. 3, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sep 02, 2015

Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, and Nicholas Yeager, MD, Publish Book for Physicians on Treatment and Management of Malignant Pediatric Bone Tumors

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD, division chief of Hematology/Oncology & BMT, and Nicholas D. Yeager, MD, oncologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, have recently published a book titled, “Malignant Pediatric Bone Tumors – Treatment & Management.” In addition to

Sep 01, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Researchers Receive $6.75 Million Grant to Develop RSV Vaccine

Mark Peeples, PhD, and Octavio Ramilo, MD, both principal investigators in the Center for Vaccines and Immunity at Nationwide Children’s Hospital were recently awarded a $6.75 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Sep 01, 2015

Tee Jaye's Country Place Hosting Month Long Campaign

When you hear a friendly, “Howdy Folks”, this September know that you’re walking into a Tee Jaye’s Country Place that supports our kids! For the entire month, Tee Jaye’s restaurant locations will host various fundraisers for Nationwide Children's Hospital that will

Aug 31, 2015

Diamond Cellar Joins the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer with Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Throughout the month of September, Diamond Cellar will help the fight against pediatric cancer when the jeweler contributes five percent of every jewelry repair to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. From Sept.

Aug 28, 2015

Children in Ohios Appalachian Counties Face Similar Health Care Challenges to Metropolitan Areas, Study Finds

Despite the fact that previous research shows the Appalachian region of the United States as limited in access to health care services, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that children with special health care needs in Appalachian areas face similar levels of health

Aug 26, 2015

Ace Hardware Miracle Bucket Day to Support Nationwide Childrens on September 5

Ace Hardware customers will have an opportunity to make a donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital during Miracle Bucket Day at participating stores Saturday, Sept. 5.

Aug 21, 2015

Study Finds Tests Used to Measure Internal Bleeding For Patients Taking Two Popular Drugs May Not Be Reliable

A recently-published study found that while internal bleeding may be uncommon as a result of taking blood thinners such as Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis® (apixaban), the normal coagulation tests physicians use to check for the side effect of bleeding may not be reliable.

Aug 21, 2015

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Presents Nationwide Childrens with $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award for Psychosocial Program

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Columbus-area Hyundai dealers will today award Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio with a $50,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Award to Dr.

Aug 17, 2015

More Evidence Supports that Kids Headaches Increase at Back-to-School Time

Findings from Nationwide Children’s Hospital physicians demonstrate that headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep.

Aug 14, 2015

$2.4 Million Grant Awarded to Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Emergency Medicine Research

The Emergency Medicine Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital received a $2.4 million grant to lead one of six US Research Node Centers for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).

Aug 10, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition Achieves National Accreditation from American College of Surgeons Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition recently achieved Adolescent Center accreditation by the joint American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Jul 28, 2015

Nationwide Children's Hospital Honored For Commitment To Quality

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of four U.S. hospitals recognized for leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. The American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize is presented annually to raise awareness of the need for a hospital-wide commitment to

Jul 17, 2015

Satya Gedela, MD, Named Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Satya Gedela, MD, MRCP(UK), pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has recently been named medical director of the Epilepsy Surgery Program. As medical director of Epilepsy Surgery, Dr.

Jul 16, 2015

Blizzard Sales as Part of Miracle Treat Day Benefit 170 Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Around the Country, Including Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Celebrate Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day on July 30 when $1 or more from Dairy Queen Blizzard® sales at participating central Ohio Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants directly benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Jul 11, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2015 Patient Champions at RunFest

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26 miles on this year’s course.

Jul 08, 2015

Dr. John Barnard Expands Leadership Role At Nationwide Children's Hospital And The Ohio State University

John A. Barnard, MD, President of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been appointed both Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jul 01, 2015

Stephen L. Lessnick, MD, PhD, Named Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Stephen L. Lessnick, MD, PhD, has joined the faculty at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the director of the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases. As the director, Dr.

Jun 29, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Appoints Charles Elmaraghy, MD, Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Charles Elmaraghy, MD, has recently been appointed chief of the Department of Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Elmaraghy has served as interim chief since 2011, and is a faculty member in the Department of Otolaryngology and was recently promoted to Associate Professor of

Jun 23, 2015

Desale Yacob, MD, Named Medical Director for the Motility Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Desale Yacob, MD, attending pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has recently been named medical director for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition’s Motility Center at Nationwide Children’s.

Jun 22, 2015

Vitamin K Deficiency Increasingly Common as Result of Vaccine Refusal

Vitamin K, which has been administered to newborns as an injection since it was first recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1961, is vital for blood to clot normally.

Jun 15, 2015

93rd Annual TWIG Bazaar Call for Artisans

Celebrating its 93rd year, TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is excited to invite crafters to be a part of its annual fundraising event, the TWIG Bazaar, on Sunday, November 8th.

Jun 11, 2015

Columbus Area Child and Family Travel to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Awareness

One local family is taking their story to Capitol Hill to deliver an important message to their members of Congress. Nationwide Children’s Hospital patient, Jack Baker, 2 and his family will join nearly 50 other pediatric patients and their families to meet with members of Congress and share

Jun 10, 2015

Justice Stores National Fundraising Give Hope Campaign Raises More Than $535,000 to Help Kids Everywhere

After the launch of tween retailer Justice (an ascena retail group company) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s spring “Give Hope” national store campaign in early April, the fundraising effort raised $535,369 during a four-week period with The Research Institute at

Jun 09, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Once Again Makes Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Reports 2015-16 Best Childrens Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 12 children’s centers nationwide, by posting high scores in at least three of the 10 specialty rankings.

Jun 08, 2015

National Study Finds Rising Rate of Marijuana Exposure Among Children 5 Years Old and Younger

Debates about legalizing marijuana have focused on crime rates, economic benefits, and health effects among adults. But a study published today from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that the risk to young children of swallowing, breathing in or otherwise being exposed to

Jun 05, 2015

Nationwide Foundation Announces Gift to Transform the Lives of Children Through Genomics Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Nationwide Foundation today announced a new $10 million gift for the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help make significant progress toward important research in genomics.

May 28, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals John P. Cheatham, MD, Receives Top Designation from Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

John P. Cheatham, MD, Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapy and Co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been named to the new class of Master Fellows of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (MSCAI), the professional

May 28, 2015

New Front Door for Youth in Crisis

Effective June 1, 2015, child and adolescent psychiatric/behavioral health crisis assessment and stabilization services will be provided exclusively at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

May 26, 2015

Miguel Saps, MD, Named Director of Research for the Motility Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Miguel Saps, MD, has joined the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as an attending gastroenterologist and director of research for the Motility Center. He is also professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr.

May 18, 2015

Kroger Customers Can Now Support Children at the Checkout

Kroger customers will now have the opportunity to donate to Nationwide Children’s Hospital while they are paying for their groceries at all Central Ohio and Ohio Valley stores. The 2015 Kroger “Kids Come First” campaign begins May 31 and runs through June 13.

May 18, 2015

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white children. Suicide is a leading cause of death among children younger than 12 years.

May 15, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosted 2015 Spring Middle School Career Day, Presented by Time Warner Cable

More than 100 students participated in the 2015 Spring Middle School Career Day, Presented by Time Warner Cable, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital May 15.

May 07, 2015

Cure SMA Provides Additional Funding for Promising Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Cure SMA, the leading organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), recently provided an additional $445,000 grant toward a gene therapy for SMA at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

May 06, 2015

Dr. Jonathan L. Finlay Recipient of The Elizabeth and Richard Germain Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer

During the Wyss Family Symposium, hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital May 11-12, Jonathan L. Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, Director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s, will be announced as the first recipient of The Elizabeth and Richard Germain Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer.

May 05, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives $5 Million Gift from Worthington Industries and McConnell Family Foundations Establishing the NEXT Consortium

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today it has received a combined $5 million gift from Worthington Industries and the McConnell Family Foundation to help establish the National Experimental Therapeutics (NEXT) Consortium.

May 04, 2015

Walmart and Sams Club Locations Raise Vital Funds For Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Beginning May 4 through June 14, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates are asking customers and members to support kids in Columbus by making a donation of $1 or more at the retailers’ 42 locations to raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle

Apr 29, 2015

Youths evaluated for sexual abuse at risk for revictimization online

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Many suspected victims of child sexual abuse are sharing sexually explicit photos and videos via their cell phones and social media, and are receiving online sexual solicitations, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, April 28 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS)

Apr 27, 2015

Musculoskeletal Outcomes From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

Apr 24, 2015

Applebees Grill & Bar Partners with Nationwide Childrens Hospital To Help Kids Everywhere

Applebee’s Grill & Bar has teamed with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a three-week fundraising campaign that will benefit patients and families who travel to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for its expert research and care.

Apr 22, 2015

Nationwide Children's Hospital Named to Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America List

CHICAGO — Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2015 edition of "100 Great Hospitals in America," a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation.

Apr 22, 2015

Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide shines a bright light on Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Childrens Hospital alliance

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide hosted the fifth annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide today, a unique, award-winning fundraiser that brings to life the alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 16, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Applauds Congress for Protecting Child Health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital applauds Congress for passing legislation to protect children’s health care by extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R.

Apr 13, 2015

Registration Open for Junior Golf Classic Slated for July 6 at The Ohio State University Golf Club

Registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Junior Golf Classic, slated for Monday, July 6 at The Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet and Gray Courses. The event is organized by the Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital with all proceeds benefitting the hospital.

Apr 07, 2015

E. Steve Roach, MD, Honored with 2015 Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society

E. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Neurology and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Hower Award by the Child Neurology Society.

Apr 06, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Welcomes Power 107.5 and Magic 106.3 for the Radio One Childrens Miracle Network Radiothon April 17

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will welcome Radio One’s local radio stations Power 107.5 and Magic 106. 3 Friday, April 17, for the annual Radio One Radiothon that helps sick and injured kids receiving care and treatment at Nationwide Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network

Apr 06, 2015

Study Finds Cow Milk Is Added to Breast Milk and Sold to Parents Online

A study published today on the safety of human breast milk bought over the Internet found that 10 percent of samples contained added cow’s milk.

Apr 03, 2015

Cure Duchenne to Host a Webinar on Duplication Research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with Dr. Kevin Flanigan from Nationwide Childrens Hospital on April 6

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will host an “Update on Duplication Mutation Research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” webinar with Dr.

Apr 02, 2015

10th-Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala Slated April 25 at The Venue at Corazon

The 10th-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, benefiting The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 25 at The Venue at Corazon located at 7155 Corazon Dr., Dublin, Ohio 43016.

Mar 23, 2015

Morgans Fund Launches Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Podcast Series: Premiere Features Dr. Gail Besner

The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund (Morgan’s Fund) has announced the launch of its free, audio podcast series about Necrotizing Enterocolitis called Speaking of NEC: Necrotizing Enterocolitis.

Mar 17, 2015

GenomeNext, Powered by Amazon Web Services and Intel, Achieves Unprecedented Throughput of 1,000 Genomes Analyzed per Day, Enabling Population-Scale Genomics

GenomeNext, LLC, a leader in genomic data management and integrated analysis, announced today that, through the “Intel Heads In The Clouds Challenge on Amazon Web Services (AWS)” with support from JHC Technology, and in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has

Mar 12, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Mar 11, 2015

Rite Aid and Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Kick Off Annual Miracle Balloon Campaign

Rite Aid’s 2015 Miracle Balloon campaign is now underway for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Mar 11, 2015

New Company Lattice Biotech and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Join Forces to Attack Chronic Bacterial Infections

A new Columbus-based company has been formed based on research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Lattice Biotech is leveraging a discovery that disrupts bacterial biofilms, creating a more effective environment for antibiotics to eradicate chronic infections.

Mar 09, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Joins Nationwide to Make Safe Happen Easier for Parents and Caregivers

Watch this video to learn more about the Make Safe Happen app. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is joining Nationwide – one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. – in their effort to prevent childhood injury.

Mar 06, 2015

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Welcomes Team EAS Athlete Larry Fitzgerald for a Meet and Greet with Patients and Families

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital to host a meet and greet with Team EAS athlete and professional football player, Larry Fitzgerald, with patients and their families in the new hospital main lobby at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Mar 06, 2015

Justice Stores Partner with Nationwide Childrens Hospital Give Hope National Fundraising Campaign to Help Kids Everywhere

Tween retailer Justice has teamed with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a spring “Give Hope” national store campaign that will benefit patients and families everywhere who seek out Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s expert research and care.

Mar 04, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for New Pressure Mapping System for Rehabilitation Patients

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to announce that it has received a $5,495 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Mar 03, 2015

Study Offers Clues to Early Detection of Bipolar Disorders in High-Risk Children

New research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates a strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder.

Mar 02, 2015

Standardization and Simplification is Key to Helping NICU Babies Feed and Grow

A new standardized approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their growth and sends them home sooner.

Mar 02, 2015

Published Outcomes Announced From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Cardiovascular risks of severe pediatric obesity, assessed among adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study, were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

Feb 27, 2015

Crohns Disease Not Exempt From Racial Disparities

A study published recently in the IBD Journal found significant differences in hospital readmissions, medication usage, and both medical and surgical complications of children with Crohn’s disease related to race.

Feb 26, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Appoints Steven C. Matson, MD, Chief of Adolescent Medicine

Steven C. Matson, MD, has recently been appointed section chief of Adolescent Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and division chief at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, effective December 2014. Dr.

Feb 25, 2015

Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory Comes to Life at the Palace Theater

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Feb.ruary 27 – to March 1st at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, located at 34 W.est Broad

Feb 24, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Special Performances of Willy Wonka the Musical at the Palace Theatre to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is making way for scrumdidilyumptious fun. This Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m., Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s will give Columbus City School students an exclusive sneak peek of Willy Wonka the Musical before the curtain goes up opening night.

Feb 24, 2015

GenomeNext Inks Agreement with Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Genomic Sequencing Analysis

GenomeNext, LLC, a leader in genomic data management and integrated analysis, announced today an agreement with Nationwide Children’s Hospital under which Nationwide Children’s will integrate GenomeNext’s genomic sequencing analysis platform for both clinical laboratory services

Feb 17, 2015

Partners for Kids, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Demonstrate Cost Savings and Quality as Pediatric ACO

A new study published in Pediatrics demonstrates the cost-saving and health care quality outcomes of the pediatric Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Partners for Kids.

Feb 13, 2015

Marijuana Use is Associated with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adolescents

A study published recently by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found 10 percent of adolescents sent to a Sleep Center for evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness with testing results consistent with narcolepsy had urine drug screens positive for marijuana, confounding the

Feb 13, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Willy Wonka Special Show for Patients, Staff of Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is making way for scrumdidilyumptious fun. This Sunday, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will give Nationwide Children’s patients and staff an exclusive sneak peek before the production hits the Palace Theatre later this month.

Feb 11, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital and IHOP Partner to Help Kids Everywhere During National Pancake Day

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and all seven central Ohio IHOP franchises are pleased to announce their partnership that will benefit children locally, as well as everywhere.

Feb 04, 2015

The Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party Slated for February 28

TWIG III, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, invites the public to its 14th annual Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party presented by The Rockbridge Group and the Crane Group on Saturday, February 28.

Jan 30, 2015

New Software Analyzes Human Genomes Faster than Other Available Technologies, Empowering Population Scale Genomic Analysis

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed an analysis “pipeline” that slashes the time it takes to search a person’s genome for disease-causing variations from weeks to hours.

Jan 22, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Unveils Dramatic Downtown Wallscape Donated By Nationwide

Today, Nationwide Children’s Hospital joined with Nationwide to unveil a dramatic new downtown wallscape featuring seven-year-old Angela Irizarry from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Jan 22, 2015

The Immune System May Play a Key Role in Viral Therapys Effectiveness Against Tumors

Viral therapy for childhood cancer could possibly improve if treatments such as chemotherapy do not first suppress patients’ immune systems, according to findings published today in the journal Molecular Therapy—Oncolytics.

Jan 13, 2015

Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Cautions Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Resemble the Flu

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital cautions that the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can resemble the flu.

Jan 13, 2015

Researcher at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Secures Grant to Develop a Standard Statistical Evidence Measure to Reduce Errors in Biomedical Research

Veronica Vieland, PhD, director of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the W.M.

Jan 12, 2015

Video Game Technology Helps Measure Upper Extremity Movement in Patients with Muscular Dystrophy

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular dystrophy using interactive video game technology.

Dec 22, 2014

Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces Downtown Facilities Expansion to Accommodate Growing Patient Need

Nationwide Children’s Hospital released architectural renderings today for two new facilities near its downtown campus to accommodate growth in patient services.

Dec 08, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Re-Designated with American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition® for a Third Time

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services has granted Nationwide Children’s Hospital ANCC Magnet Recognition® for a third time.

Dec 08, 2014

Fifth Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration

WHAT: Fifth Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration Bariatric surgery patients and families are welcomed back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate their successes WHEN: Monday, December 8, 2014 5 p.m.

Dec 05, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert during the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish their shopping, decorating and baking. As the number of days left in the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for sharing holiday traditions as a family.

Dec 01, 2014

New Study Finds a Child Treated in a U.S. Emergency Department Every 3 minutes for a Toy-Related Injury

‘Tis the season for toys. Children are writing lists full of them, and parents are standing in lines (or tapping on computers) trying to find them. Playing with toys this season or any other is an important way for children to develop, learn, and explore.

Nov 28, 2014

"Wheel of Fortune" Viewers Can Turn Spins into Miracles for Nationwide Children's Hospital

America’s Game®, Wheel of Fortune is once again presenting viewers with its popular “Secret Santa Sweepstakes” brought to you by Walmart, and this year the at-home viewers aren’t the only winners.

Nov 26, 2014

Christine's Christmas Concert Presented by Macy's Slated for December 13

During the holidays, we reflect on loved ones who have touched our lives and hearts. In 2003, Christine Wilson and four of her friends perished in a tragic arson near the campus of The Ohio State University. To honor her precious life, the 11th Annual Christine’s Christmas will be presented.

Nov 24, 2014

Donatos Campaign Good Cheer Launches, Benefits Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Donatos Pizza are pleased to announce the Donatos “Good Cheer” Campaign, which will run from Nov. 25 to Dec. 29, 2014.

Nov 18, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

The third annual Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop-Off to benefit patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested persons should follow the signage to the Outpatient Care loop located at 555 S.

Nov 17, 2014

Caffeine to Viagra: The Medications Saving Preemies May Surprise You

This month is Prematurity Awareness Month and today is World Prematurity Day. What many people may not know is part of the comprehensive care for the tiniest babies includes medications such as Sildenafil and caffeine.

Nov 10, 2014

New Study Finds Laundry Detergent Pods a Serious Poisoning Risk for Children Younger than 6 Years of Age in the United States

Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2012, and people have used them in growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be tossed into a washing machine without ever having to measure out a liquid or powder.

Nov 05, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Information Session on Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery on November 18

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is hosting a series of Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity.

Oct 27, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Kenyon Institute Announce Medical Writing Initiative

Researchers and clinicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital now have new opportunities for training in writing as a result of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s new partnership with the Kenyon Institute in Biomedical and Scientific Writing.

Oct 24, 2014

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Hilliard Close To Home Center Family Day

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosts free Hilliard Close To Home Center Family Day that will include fun activities, refreshments and a tour of the new facility WHEN: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hilliard Close To Home Center

Oct 22, 2014

Study Shows Medication is Frequently, Unintentionally Given Incorrectly to Young Children

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Oct 21, 2014

Grow a Beard. Make a Difference.

Join the hundreds of central Ohio men who have pledged to make a difference and grow a beard in the month of November. Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is delighted to be kicking off the 4th Annual Novembeard in support of the Hospice and Palliative Care Program in partnership

Oct 20, 2014

Study Shows Medication is Frequently, Unintentionally Given Incorrectly to Young Children

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Oct 20, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Hilliard Close To Home Center to Move Location

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hilliard Close To Home Center is moving and will begin seeing patients at the new location Oct. 20. The move will enhance the patient experience by providing expanded services. The center will move to 4363 All Seasons Drive.

Oct 16, 2014

La Mega Radio Listeners Pledge More Than $128,000 Toward Nationwide Childrens Hospital

A record $128,463 was pledged toward Nationwide Children’s Hospital during the third-annual La Mega 103.1 FM Radiothon, Nationwide Children’s and La Mega 103.1 FM Radio announced.

Oct 16, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Ranks No. 1 on Facebook Among U.S.News and Health Report Honor Roll Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Facebook page, facebook.com/NationwideChildrensHospital, was ranked No. 1 among the Top 10 children’s hospitals in the U.S.News and Health Report Honor Roll. Nationwide Children’s, which is No.

Oct 14, 2014

Media Advisory: Bringing Halloween to Kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital

WHO: Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $78,035.00 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital to date WHAT: Spirit of Children will host a Halloween party for pediatric patients

Oct 09, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Information Session on Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery on October 21

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is hosting a series of Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity.

Oct 07, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2014 Patient Champions Miles and Mile Themes

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce the mile assignments and themes for its field of “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26.2 miles on this year’s course.

Oct 03, 2014

Media Advisory: 2014 Candidates Forum on Children & Youth

WHAT: 2014 Candidates Forum on Children & Youth WHEN: Friday, October 17 Breakfast at 7 a.m., program begins at 8 a.m. WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building, Stecker Auditorium 575 S.

Sep 23, 2014

Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Call for Willy Wonka Auditions, Now through November 10

To support central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Feb. 27-28 and March 1, 2015 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, located at 34 W. Broad St.

Sep 22, 2014

New Study Finds 34% of Severely Injured Patients Undertriaged in the United States

According to the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, patients with severe injuries should be treated at level I or level II trauma centers. Those centers have the resources to provide the best care for those patients.

Sep 20, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Small Baby Reunion

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosts Small Baby Reunion to celebrate Small Baby graduates with families and NICU staff. WHEN: Sunday, September 21, 2014 1 to 4 p.m. *1:30 p.m. best media opportunity WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Stecker Auditorium 575 S. 18th St.

Sep 12, 2014

Spirit Halloween's 10 For 10 Coupon To Benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital

Spirit Halloween stores are supporting Central Ohio’s sick and injured kids with the return of their annual ‘10 for 10’ coupon to raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Sep 11, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus Public Health to Host Twitter Chat on Enteroviruses

WHAT: Virtually join Nationwide Children’s Hospital (@NationwideKids) and Columbus Public Health (@ColumbusHealth) for a Twitter chat about Enteroviruses and Enterovirus D68. Use the hashtag #NCHVirusChat to join in the conversation on Twitter and follow @NationwideKids and @ColumbusHealth.

Sep 09, 2014

Fifteen Local Pizza Shops Raise Funds for Pediatric Research at Slice of Columbus

Slice of Columbus is back for its 25th anniversary year as Columbus’ largest pizza event slated 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.17, 2014 at the Columbus Commons in Downtown Columbus.

Sep 08, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Sells Out In Record Time

(COLUMBUS, OH) – For the eighth consecutive year, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is sold out.

Sep 06, 2014

Media Advisory: Kohls Department Stores, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce Program Gift

WHAT: Kohl’s Department Stores check presentation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest WHO: The gift supports the Kohl’s Cares® Safety for All Seasons program www.NationwideChildrens.org/Safety at Nationwide Children’s

Sep 05, 2014

TWIG of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce Holiday Cards Artwork Contest

Now through September 15, 2014, TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites kids 16 years and younger to submit holiday artwork for the 2014 Holiday Cards Contest.

Sep 04, 2014

Sixth Annual Pumpkinpalooza to Take Place September 27 at Lynd Fruit Farm

The sixth annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, benefiting the Nationwide Children’s Hospital inpatient rehabilitation unit, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lynd Fruit Farm, located at 9590 Morse Road SW in Pataskala.

Aug 29, 2014

Media Advisory: Bikes for All People Labor Day Open House and Ride

The Bikes for All People Labor Day Ride is an inaugural event, with Church and Community Development for All People and Nationwide Children’s Hospital serving as two of five supporters.

Aug 28, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host 2014 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth October 17

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the 2014 Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Friday, October 17 in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building at Nationwide Children’s in Stecker Auditorium, located at 575 S. 18th St., Columbus 43205.

Aug 27, 2014

Love's Travel Stops' Miracle Balloon Campaign to Benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital

Love’s Travel Stops employees and customers are showing a lot of heart for central Ohio’s sick and injured kids with the return of their annual in-store fundraiser for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Aug 21, 2014

Ohio State, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Partner with ENTvantage Diagnostics to Bring Rapid Sinusitis Diagnostic Test to Physicians

The Ohio State University, through the Ohio State Innovation Foundation, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced the signing of an exclusive, world-wide agreement with ENTvantage Diagnostics Inc. licensing a technology for rapid diagnosing of bacterial sinusitis.

Aug 15, 2014

92nd Annual TWIG Bazaar Call for Vendors

Celebrating their 92nd year, TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is excited to invite crafters to be a part of their annual fundraising event, the TWIG Bazaar, on Sunday, November 9th.

Aug 13, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Information Sessions on Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is hosting a series of Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity.

Aug 12, 2014

Dairy Queen Hosting DQ Miracle Treat Day Thursday

Raise your spoons and gather your friends to celebrate DQ Miracle Treat Day on August 14, when all proceeds from Dairy Queen Blizzard sales at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill stores around the country directly benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, including

Aug 12, 2014

Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Knee Surgery Reduces Pain, Speeds Recovery

A recent study of an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia technique, called femoral nerve block, shows that it leads to less opioid use and allows the majority of patients to go home within hours of surgery.

Aug 11, 2014

Discovery of New Form of Dystrophin Protein Could Lead to Therapy for Some DMD Patients

Scientists have discovered a new form of dystrophin, a protein critical to normal muscle function, and identified the genetic mechanism responsible for its production. Studies of the new protein isoform, published online Aug.

Jul 24, 2014

Continuous Antibiotics Not Necessary for Many Children with Common Prenatal Abnormality, Study Shows

Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the United States.

Jul 24, 2014

Teen Alcohol Use Affected by Expected Enjoyment and Understanding of Health Messages, Study Finds

Teens with the best understanding of health messaging may also be the most susceptible to messages that make alcohol use look appealing and fun — like television ads for beer or liquor — according to a study published this week in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.

Jul 22, 2014

New Study Finds High School Lacrosse Players at Risk for Concussions, Other Injuries

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing high school sports in the United States, with more than 170,000 students now playing the sometimes hard-hitting game. The growing participation numbers, however, mean that more young people than ever are at risk of injury in lacrosse practice and competition.

Jul 21, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Information Sessions on Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a series of Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. The sessions will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Nationwide Children’s Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Center, 575 S.

Jul 18, 2014

New Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Announced at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

With the recruitment of internationally-known colorectal surgeon Marc Levitt, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has established a Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction. The first of its kind, the center has combined Dr.

Jul 16, 2014

Preeclampsia May Share Cause With Disorders Such as Alzheimers

New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world.

Jul 16, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2014 Patient Champions at RunFest

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its field of “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26.2 miles on this year’s course.

Jul 09, 2014

Immune Function Predicts Infection Risk Among Child Trauma Patients

Researchers studying critically ill children with traumatic injuries have identified an immune marker that predicts which patients are likely to develop a hospital-acquired infection.

Jul 02, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Farmers Markets

Fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods are being made available for employees, community residents and visitors at four Farmers’ Markets hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The first Farmers’ Market will be held on Tuesday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jul 01, 2014

Jonathan L. Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP Appointed Director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Jonathan L. Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, will begin his appointment as director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital today. In addition to his appointment at Nationwide Children’s, Dr.

Jun 23, 2014

Clintonville Close To Home Center Now Open for Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Patients

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Clintonville Close To Home? Center is now open in Clintonville, located at 510 E. North Broadway, Columbus, 43214. Developmental occupational therapy and developmental physical therapy are offered at this location, both by appointment only.

Jun 20, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Updates Course for 2014 Races

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon will pass by the event’s namesake charitable partner for its 35th running in October. The Oct.

Jun 19, 2014

Central Ohio Child, Family Travel to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Childrens Health Care

One family is taking their story from Union County to Capitol Hill to thank members of Congress for supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital and ask them to take action on important child health legislation this year.

Jun 16, 2014

Sacral Nerve Stimulation Gives Pediatric Patients Hope

Heather Rayser, 16, has a colon that does not function properly and as a result, she has never been to high school, and has been on home hospital care for nine years.

Jun 10, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Makes Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Reports 2014-15 Best Childrens Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s centers nationwide, by posting high scores in at least three of the 10 specialty rankings.

May 28, 2014

Time For 10! Physical Activity Program Impacts Young Students in Ohios Schools

As May is recognized as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Ohio First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich and Nationwide Children’s Hospital recognize their continued partnership on the Time For 10! program – a statewide physical activity program aimed to make guided exercise easy and

May 28, 2014

Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces Facilities Expansion To Accommodate Growing Patient Need

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has announced plans for two new facilities near its downtown campus to accommodate growth in patient services. Both new buildings will help to decompress parking and current outpatient clinics which have outgrown their available space on the hospital’s

May 27, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital receives $10 million gift from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation establishing the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund

Nationwide Children’s Hospital today announced that it has received a $10 million gift from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. The gift will establish the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, supporting pediatric research and innovative projects

May 21, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Marysville Close to Home Center with Urgent Care Open May 21

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marysville Close To Home Center with Urgent Care is now open at 100 Coleman’s Crossing Blvd. in the City Gate Development, Marysville.

May 20, 2014

Breastfeeding Initiation and Success is Impacted by Diabetes Status of Mother

Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests.

May 20, 2014

Boosting Immune Process with IFN-y Helps Clear Lethal Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis

Boosting a key immune process called autophagy with interferon gamma (IFN-γ) could help clear a lethal bacterial infection in cystic fibrosis, a new study suggests.

May 20, 2014

MIBG Treatment for Neuroblastoma Now Available at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) therapy is now offered by Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Patients with neuroblastoma who qualify for treatment with MIBG therapy can be treated in this new facility, with round-the-clock supervision by

May 09, 2014

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD, Appointed To Bacterial Robotics Science Directorate

Bacterial Robotics is a life science biotechnology firm. The Company uses synthetic biology tools in an evolutionary engineering approach to develop bacterial robots, or BactoBots™. Today, the Company announced the appointment of Tim Cripe, MD, to its Scientific Directorate.

May 05, 2014

Childrens Oncology Drug Alliance (CODA) Formed to Facilitate Development of Treatments for Childhood Cancers

Researchers and children’s cancer advocates in Australia and the U.S. have formed a unique research and development alliance to facilitate development of treatments for children fighting neuroblastoma, the most common and fatal form of solid cancer affecting infants.

May 05, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Marysville Family Day to Celebrate Close to Home Center with Urgent Care Opening

The public is invited to “Marysville Family Day” in celebration of the opening of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Close To Home Center with Urgent Care Saturday, May 17, from 10 am to 1 pm at 100 Coleman’s Crossing Blvd. in the City Gate Development.

May 05, 2014

New Study Finds Number of Children Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Baby Gate-Related Injuries Nearly Quadrupled Since 1990

If you are a parent, chances are you have used or will use a baby gate at some point. Baby gates are designed to help protect young children from stairs and other dangers around the home. If you use these in your home, take note.

May 01, 2014

Mary Rutan Hospital and Nationwide Childrens Collaborate for Expanded Pediatric Care

Mary Rutan Hospital is proud to be partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to bring additional resources and care to pediatric and neonatal patients.

May 01, 2014

Walmart, Sams Club Locations Raise Vital Funds for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Beginning today through June 11, Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members can help “Every child live better” by making a donation of $1 or more at the retailers’ 42 locations raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a local Children’s Miracle Network

Apr 25, 2014

Wolfe Associates, Inc. Pledge $1 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Wolfe Associates, Inc. has generously pledged $1 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to establish The Wolfe Associates, Inc. Fellowship in Endocrinology honoring Juan Sotos, MD, for his dedication and vast contributions to the field of pediatric endocrinology.

Apr 24, 2014

Registration Open for Junior Golf Classic Slated for July 7 at The Ohio State University Golf Club

Registration is now open for the 22nd Annual Junior Golf Classic, slated for Monday, July 7at The Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet and Gray Courses. The event is organized by the Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital with all proceeds benefitting the hospital.

Apr 23, 2014

New Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries to High School Athletes in Six Seasons

Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and distribution

Apr 14, 2014

Denim & Diamonds Gala Slated April 26 at Brookside Golf and Country Club

The ninth-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, benefiting The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Brookside Golf and Country Club located at 2770 W. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235.

Apr 14, 2014

Antibiotics Alone are a Successful Treatment for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis in Children

Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study.

Apr 02, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Lauds House Passage of Legislation in Support of Funding for Pediatric Residency Training

Nationwide Children’s Hospital applauds the U.S. House for passage of S. 1557, the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013.

Apr 02, 2014

Wolfe Associates, Inc. Pledges $2 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital Establishing Two Newly-Named Fellowships

Recently, Wolfe Associates, Inc. donated $2 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital establishing two fellowships – The Wolfe Associates, Inc. Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology and The Wolfe Associates, Inc. Fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging (Echocardiography).

Mar 28, 2014

Esophageal Function Implicated in Life-Threatening Experiences in Infants, Study Suggests

About 1 percent of all emergency room visits are prompted by near-death experiences in infants, such as extended periods without breathing or sudden changes in skin pallor or muscle tone.

Mar 26, 2014

Study Identifies Key Player in Motor Neuron Death in Lou Gehrigs Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is marked by a cascade of cellular and inflammatory events that weakens and kills vital motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The process is complex, involving cells that ordinarily protect the neurons from harm.

Mar 21, 2014

Ohio Pediatric Care Alliance Opens March 24, 2014

Officials at Dayton Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce their joint outpatient specialty care center will open March 24, 2014.

Mar 20, 2014

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards Nationwide Childrens Hospital; Names Hospital Certified Duchenne Care Center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named the first Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne).

Mar 14, 2014

Tween Brands and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Team Up for Give Hope National Fundraising Campaign

Tween Brands and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have teamed up for “Give Hope,” a national fundraising campaign to benefit research at the hospital and to help patients and families who come from all over the world for expert care at Nationwide Children’s.

Mar 05, 2014

Dr. Kelly Kelleher of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee

Kelly Kelleher, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently appointed to be part of an Institute of Medicine committee.

Mar 03, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens New Primary Care Center in North Columbus

Nationwide Children’s Hospital opened a new Primary Care Center today in the North area of Columbus, the Sharon Woods Primary Care Center. The facility will house complete health care visits for check-ups, sick care and immunizations.

Feb 28, 2014

Panera Bread Donates $9,000 to Nationwide Children's Hospital at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday

Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, donated $9,000 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Friday, February 28 as part of the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their newest Panera Bread bakery-café in German Village.

Feb 22, 2014

Media Advisory: Shrek the Musical to Perform Special Show for Nationwide Childrens Hospital Patients and Staff

MEDIA ADVISORY Shrek the Musical to Perform Special Show for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patients and Staff Nationwide Children’s Hospital is making way for some ogre-sized fun! Who: Shrek the Musical cast What: Shrek cast will give Nationwide Children’s Hospital patients an

Feb 13, 2014

Sports Medicine Experts Say Female Athlete Triad Syndrome is a Growing Concern

When an adolescent female patient comes to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Sports Medicine clinic, not only are these young women treated for their sports-related injury, but their sports medicine physician will also ask if they’ve missed any periods, because of a growing concern

Feb 12, 2014

Home of Distinction Open for Tours March 6-23; Benefits Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Cua Builders, alongside WBNS-10TV, is proud to showcase this year’s “Home of Distinction” to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The luxury home, which showcases the latest in building products and design trends, will be open to the public to tour.

Feb 06, 2014

Nationwide Children's Hospital Custom License Plate Now Available

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Everything Matters license plates are now available through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, with $25 from each purchase going to support Nationwide Children’s. “We are grateful to Ohio Rep.

Feb 03, 2014

The Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party Slated for March 8

TWIG III, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, invites the public to its 13th annual Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party event on Saturday, March 8, 2014. All proceeds from the event benefit the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s.

Jan 27, 2014

New Study Finds 66 Children a Day Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Shopping Cart-Related Injuries

Although a voluntary shopping cart safety standard was implemented in the United States in 2004, the overall number and rate of injuries to children associated with shopping carts have not decreased.

Jan 24, 2014

Highly Reliable Brain Imaging Protocol Identifies Delays in Premature Infants

Infants born prematurely are at elevated risk for cognitive, motor, and behavioral deficits — the severity of which was, until recently, almost impossible to accurately predict in the neonatal period with conventional brain imaging technology.

Jan 22, 2014

Hodges Appointed 2014 Chair-Elect of Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership

Nichole Hodges, MPH, MCHES, education and outreach coordinator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been appointed 2014 Chair-Elect for the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership (OIPP).

Jan 21, 2014

New Study Finds 66 Children a Day Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Shopping Cart-Related Injuries

Although a voluntary shopping cart safety standard was implemented in the United States in 2004, the overall number and rate of injuries to children associated with shopping carts have not decreased.

Jan 09, 2014

Dr. Kavitha Kotha Appointed Physician in Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Kavitha Kotha, MD, recently was appointed as a physician in Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kotha comes to Nationwide Children’s from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In addition to her appointment at Nationwide Children’s, Dr.

Jan 03, 2014

More Than 200 Physicians from Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named to the 2014 Best Doctors in America® List

More than 200 physicians on the medical staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently appeared on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Dec 23, 2013

PDL-1 Antibody Could Help Immune System Fight Off Influenza Viral Infection, Study Suggests

An antibody that blocks a component of a key signaling pathway in the respiratory airways could help the immune system rid the body of the influenza virus, a new study suggests.

Dec 20, 2013

Dr. Carlo Di Lorenzo Recipient of The Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology

During a ceremony held yesterday, Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was announced as the first recipient of The Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Dec 19, 2013

Leonard Appointed Chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Jeffrey R. Leonard, MD, has been appointed Chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and is slated to arrive late spring. “I am extremely pleased to announce Dr. Leonard as our new Neurosurgery Chief,” said R.

Dec 19, 2013

New Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Announced at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

With the recruitment of internationally-known colorectal surgeon, Marc Levitt, MD,Nationwide Children’s Hospital will establish a one-of-a-kind Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction.

Dec 17, 2013

American Electric Power Foundation Donates $1 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital Supporting Telemedicine Services

The AEP Foundation recently donated $1 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to support the expansion of its telemedicine services into rural areas of southeast Ohio.

Dec 16, 2013

Legislation to Provide Allergy Medication in Schools is Crucial to Save Lives

An act recently signed by President Obama will make it easier to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools, even without a prescription.

Dec 16, 2013

Dr. Richard E. Kirschner Recipient of The Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

During a ceremony held Friday, Richard E. Kirschner, MD, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and director of the Cleft Lip and Palate-Craniofacial Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was announced as the first recipient of The Robert F. and Edgar T.

Dec 13, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert during the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish the shopping, decorating and baking. As the number of days left in the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for sharing holiday traditions as a family.

Dec 11, 2013

Media Advisory: The Great Toy Drop-Off Saturday at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y WHAT: “The Great Toy Drop-Off” Saturday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Toy donations accepted for patients of Nationwide Children’s WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2013 9 a.m.

Dec 09, 2013

New Study Finds 24 Children a Day are Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for High Chair-Related Injuries

High chairs and booster seats are commonly used to help make feeding young children easier. Although most parents assume these products are safe, millions have been recalled in recent years, and injuries associated with their use continue to occur.

Dec 05, 2013

URAC and The Leapfrog Group Announce Winners of the 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program

URAC and The Leapfrog Group announced today the winners of the 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program. The two organizations have partnered for a second year to identify outstanding hospital websites that promote transparency of safety and quality measures in a manner that is useful and

Dec 05, 2013

Olentangy Youth Athletic Association, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sports Medicine Partner to Benefit Community Health, Wellness

Olentangy Youth Athletic Association (OYAA) has entered into a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine to provide sports medicine services and health and wellness education to student athletes.

Dec 04, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Selected as a 2013 Leapfrog Top Childrens Hospital

For the third consecutive year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named a Top Children’s Hospital on The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals. The Top Hospitals list was announced today in Baltimore, Maryland during Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting.

Dec 04, 2013

Dr. E. Steve Roach Recipient of The Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Pediatric Neurology

During a ceremony held yesterday, E. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Neurology and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was announced as the first recipient of The Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Pediatric Neurology.

Dec 03, 2013

Dr. Edwin Horwitz Appointed Director of Blood and Marrow Transplant at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Edwin M. Horwitz, MD, PhD, recently was appointed director of Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Horwitz, board-certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, comes to Nationwide Children’s from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dec 03, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Asks: Whats Your Favorite Thing about the Holidays?

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, also known nationally as “Giving Tuesday,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital launches a two-week social media campaign aimed to raise donations for the hospital during this Holiday season.

Dec 02, 2013

Ticket Sales Kick Off for "Shrek" the Musical

Make way for Ogre-sized family fun! Ticket sales kick off today, Monday, Dec. 2 for “Shrek” presented by Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with performances scheduled for March 7-9, 2014 at the historic Palace Theatre in Columbus.

Nov 25, 2013

Two Faculty in The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named AAAS Fellows

Brian K. Kaspar, PhD, and Veronica J. Vieland, PhD, principal investigators in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Nov 22, 2013

New Study Helps Explain Why Some Ear and Respiratory Infections Become Chronic

Scientists have figured out how a bacterium that causes ear and respiratory illnesses is able to elude immune detection in the middle ear, likely contributing to chronic or recurrent infections in adults and children.

Nov 20, 2013

Columbus Resident Joan Wallick Donates $1 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital Supporting the Joan Fellowship in Pediatric Hemostasis-Thrombosis

Joan Wallick, a Columbus resident (43209), recently donated $1 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital establishing the Joan Fellowship in Pediatric Hemostasis-Thrombosis which will train the next generation of physicians in the discipline.

Nov 15, 2013

Pediatric Biomedical Research Bill Passes Congress

A bill eight years in the making to strengthen pediatric biomedical research is headed to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation, known as the National Pediatric Research Network Act and strongly supported by The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s

Nov 14, 2013

Genetic Signature Identified for RSV, the Leading Cause of Infant Hospitalizations Worldwide

Scientists have identified the genetic signature of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalizations around the world. The work is a key step toward a better understanding of the immune response to RSV, which will aid the development of a vaccine and a tool that could

Nov 11, 2013

Public Service Announcements

Public Service Announcements Start: November 2013 End: December 31, 2013 Contact: Media Relations Nationwide Children’s Hospital (614) 355-0495 mediarelations@nationwidechildrens.org 60 seconds Are you worried about HIV status or that you may have contracted Syphilis? The Nationwide

Nov 07, 2013

Local Bruegger's Bagels Hosts Free Coffee Day Today; Benefits Nationwide Children's Hospital

Bruegger’s Bagels hosts its annual Free Coffee Day today, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, and kicks off its annual fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals with a coffee campaign that benefits children’s hospitals across the U.S.

Nov 06, 2013

Findings Announced from Landmark Study on Safety of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Initial results of a first and largest of its kind study focusing on the safety of adolescent bariatric surgery were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

Nov 04, 2013

Abusive Head Trauma Injuries Linked to Socioeconomic Status, Age and Gender

A new study estimates that more than seven children under the age of five with abusive head trauma were treated each day in U.S. emergency departments between 2006 and 2009.

Oct 31, 2013

Media Advisory: Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Introduce Time For 10! Fitness Program to Ohio Schools

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y WHAT: Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Introduce “Time For 10!” Fitness Program to Ohio Schools A collaboration between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich, Time For 10! is a

Oct 30, 2013

Study: Researchers Identify Way to Increase Gene Therapy Success

Scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found a way to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to using viruses to deliver therapeutic genes: how to keep the immune system from neutralizing the virus before it can deliver its genetic payload.

Oct 30, 2013

Scientists Identify Genetic Link Between Language Impairment and Autism

In the first molecular genetic study of families with a history of both language impairment and autism, scientists may have uncovered a shared origin for the two conditions, an important step toward explaining why some cases of autism are accompanied by language difficulties and others are not.

Oct 29, 2013

Columbus Blue Jackets Players Recognize Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month with Visit to Nationwide Children's Hospital Wednesday

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: In recognition of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness month, the Columbus Blue Jackets players and mascot Stinger will visit patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Oct 28, 2013

Pregnant Women with Hepatitis C May Pass Swifter Viral Strain to Newborns, Study Suggests

Infants who get hepatitis C from their mothers during childbirth may inherit a viral strain that replicates more quickly than strains found in non-pregnant hosts, according to a new study published Oct. 27 in Nature Medicine.

Oct 21, 2013

2013 Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Breaks Multiple Records

Athletes in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon lucked out with weather conditions, but it wasn’t luck that broke the following Columbus Marathon records this year: The event raised a record-breaking $1.25 million and counting for Nationwide

Oct 21, 2013

Study Shows Buying Breast Milk Online is Likely to Cause Illness in Infants

Results from a study led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found more than three-fourths of breast milk samples purchased over the Internet contained bacteria that can cause illness, and frequently exhibited signs of poor collection, storage or shipping practices.

Oct 18, 2013

AveXis- BioLife Licenses Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Patent Portfolio from Nationwide Childrens Hospital and The Ohio State University

BioLife, a synthetic biology platform company soon to be renamed AveXis, has been granted exclusive rights to the spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy program developed at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Oct 17, 2013

AveXis and BioLife Announce The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Received Fast Track Status for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment

AveXis and BioLife, synthetic biology platform companies, today announced that The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital received Fast Track designation from the U.S.

Oct 15, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Wexner Medical Center Partner to Teach Patient-Centered Care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have been selected to pilot a national initiative to enhance primary care training in the departments of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Oct 15, 2013

91st Annual TWIG Bazaar Scheduled for November 10 at Ohio Expo Center

Celebrating its 91st year, the TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted gifts created by TWIG members and outside artisans 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center.

Oct 14, 2013

Whats Big, Green and Coming to the Palace Theatre? Shrek!

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Shrek the Musical March 7-9, 2014 at Columbus' historic Palace Theatre, 34 West Broad Street.

Oct 11, 2013

More pediatric expertise coming to Springfield through a new pediatric care alliance

Officials at Dayton Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce a formal collaboration focused on improving access to highly specialized pediatric services for all Springfield area families.

Oct 09, 2013

Loves Travel Stops in Jeffersonville and Baltimore, Ohio, raise combined $22,173 for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Love’s Travel Stop 352 in Jeffersonville, Ohio and 221 in Baltimore, Ohio, raised more than $20,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Love’s set a new fundraising record during this year’s five-week campaign by raising more than $2 million for Children’s Miracle

Oct 08, 2013

$25.4 Million Awarded to Center for Clinical and Translational Science to Continue Critical Bench to Bedside Translational Research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $25.4 million grant to the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), a collaboration between The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital created to accelerate basic science discoveries into life-saving medical

Sep 30, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Sells Out In Record Time

The 34th Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon has sold every last spot in the race for the seventh consecutive year. A field of 18,000 athletes will compete Sunday, October 20, 2013. This is the fastest the marathon has ever sold all its space.

Sep 28, 2013

Media Advisory: The Don Johnson Family Picnic for Nationwide Childrens Hospital patients living with diabetes and their families

The Don Johnson Family Picnic for Nationwide Children’s Hospital patients living with diabetes and their families is an afternoon ‘country hoedown’ picnic with food, games, magicians and face painting.

Sep 25, 2013

Nationwide Children's Hospital Awarded $250,000 Childhood Cancer Research Grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Central Ohio Hyundai dealers will today award Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a $250,000 Hyundai Hope Grant for pediatric cancer research.

Sep 20, 2013

Cardinal Health Donates $1 Million to Nationwide Childrens Hospital Supporting the Work of its Tissue Engineering Program

Cardinal Health recently donated $1 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help advance the work and research of its Tissue Engineering Program.

Sep 18, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Offers Resources for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been a national leader in fighting childhood obesity through The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, which offers patients and families a comprehensive approach to weight management in children, including programs for both prevention and treatment.

Sep 13, 2013

Diets Low in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids May Be a Problem for Youngsters

In the first study to closely examine the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake among U.S. children under the age of 5, Sarah Keim, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has found what might be a

Sep 12, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Names Orthopedic Center Lobby for Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been the proud beneficiary of Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children (ASHAC) for decades with gifts totaling more than $1.3 million.

Sep 09, 2013

Therapy Slows Onset and Progression of Lou Gehrigs Disease, Study Finds

Studies of a therapy designed to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggest that the treatment dramatically slows onset and progression of the deadly disease, one of the most common neuromuscular disorders in the world.

Sep 09, 2013

Doctors Look at Treating Specific Types of Pediatric Cancer with Viral Therapy

Parents do everything they can to protect their children against all of the nasty germs floating around classrooms across the country this time of year.

Sep 06, 2013

Media Alert: Kohls Department Stores, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce Program Gift

WHAT: Kohl’s Department Stores check presentation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest WHO: The gift supports the K.I.S.S. program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which supports injury prevention and safety education programs.

Sep 04, 2013

Predicting Kidney Damage Risk

A new study of the megabladder mouse model suggests that tracking changes in the expression of key genes involved in kidney disease could help physicians predict the severity of urinary tract obstruction in pediatric patients, which could help identify children at the greatest risk of chronic

Sep 04, 2013

Study Examines Ways to Restore Immunity to Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

The hepatitis C virus hijacks the body’s immune system, leaving T cells unable to function. A new study in animal models suggests that blocking a protein that helps the virus thrive could restore immune function, allowing the body to fight infection.

Sep 03, 2013

Nationwide Children's Radiologists Train Military Physicians in Foreign Body Removal Techniques

William E. Shiels II, DO, chief of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Department of Radiology and president of Children’s Radiological Institute, Inc., is leading a team of radiologists for the training of military physicians to remove shrapnel foreign bodies from warfighters with

Sep 03, 2013

James P. Digan Named President of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Foundation

James P. Digan has been appointed president of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, effective today. He brings a wealth of diverse fundraising experience to this role including previous foundation leadership roles at other health systems, foundations and higher education

Aug 27, 2013

TWIG of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Pumpkinpalooza September 28 at Lynd Fruit Farm

The 5th Annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, benefiting the Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala.

Aug 27, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host 22q Conference Sept. 21

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host “A Healthy You and 22q Conference” 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the hospital. The conference is designed for and intended to educate parents, caregivers and patients with 22q.

Aug 26, 2013

Grand Challenge Grant Awarded to Team Led by Nationwide Childrens Researcher

The Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development recently shortlisted 53 finalists from around the world from more than 400 entries. Only 22 teams were awarded grants for their bold, new ideas to save the lives of mothers and newborns in developing countries.

Aug 26, 2013

Dr. Kevin Klingele Appointed Chief of Orthopedics at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Kevin E. Klingele, MD, recently was appointed chief of Orthopedics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In his previous role, Dr. Klingele was the interim chief of Orthopedics. He will continue to serve as the surgical director of Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children’s. Dr.

Aug 21, 2013

HB-EGF Protects Intestines from a Variety of Injuries, Pair of Studies Suggests

It’s not often that one treatment offers therapeutic potential for multiple conditions. However, after more than two decades of research, Gail Besner, MD, principal investigator for the Center for Perinatal Research and pediatric surgeon for the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide

Aug 20, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns Ohio Department of Healths Healthy Ohio Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently was honored with Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Healthy Ohio Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award. Nationwide Children’s is one of 22 employers in the state to be honored by ODH, and just one of 11 to receive the award.

Aug 19, 2013

Country Jam for Kids Country Music Celebration Slated for September 6

Country Jam for Kids, a music celebration hosted by 92.3 WCOL radio, will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater located at 405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, 43215.

Aug 16, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Pediatric Podcast, PediaCast, Now Playing on iHeartRadio

PediaCast is now available to listeners on iHeartRadio Talk, Clear Channel’s free, all-in-one digital radio service featuring the best in Talk Radio. iHeartRadio Talk enables listeners to stay connected with their favorite talk personalities, such as Dr.

Aug 16, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Session on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Tuesday, September 17, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a Bariatric Surgery Information Session to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. This session will begin at 5 p.m.

Aug 14, 2013

New Albany Breaks Ground on The Core

The City of New Albany broke ground today on a 52,000 square foot center for healthy living in partnership with some of central Ohio’s most well-known health and wellness organizations.

Aug 13, 2013

Gluten Free Gang Walk to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital Celiac Disease Center

An upcoming walk and silent auction for celiac disease awareness and research will benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Aug 09, 2013

Combined Therapy Could Repair and Prevent Damage in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

New research on two promising gene therapies suggests that combining them into one treatment not only repairs muscle damage caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but also prevents future injury from the muscle-wasting disease.

Aug 08, 2013

New Drug Improves Walking Performance for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Results from a clinical trial of eteplirsen, a drug designed to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, suggest that the therapy allows participants to walk farther than people treated with placebo and dramatically increases production of a protein vital to muscle growth and health.

Aug 08, 2013

Central Ohio Dairy Queens® celebrate Miracle Treat Day Thursday to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants of central Ohio will celebrate the 8th Annual DQ® Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 8 when $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold will be donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital, one of the 170 hospitals supported

Aug 07, 2013

TWIG of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce Holiday Cards Artwork Contest

Now through August 31, 2013, TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites kids 16 years and younger to submit holiday artwork for the 2013 Holiday Cards Contest.

Aug 06, 2013

Delaware Hayes High School, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sports Medicine Partner to Benefit Students Health, Wellness

Delaware Hayes High School will begin a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine this month to provide sports medicine services and health and wellness education to student athletes.

Aug 06, 2013

Amanda Clearcreek High School, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sports Medicine Partner to Benefit Students Health, Wellness

Amanda Clearcreek High School will begin a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine this month to provide sports medicine services and health and wellness education to student athletes.

Aug 05, 2013

Chronic Illness Puts Pediatric Trauma Patients at Higher Risk

In a recent study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that pediatric trauma patients with preexisting chronic conditions have longer hospital

Aug 05, 2013

New Initiative Could Help Improve Surgical Outcomes in Children, Study Suggests

A group of pediatric surgeons at hospitals around the country have designed a system to collect and analyze data on surgical outcomes in children – the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) is the first national database able to reliably compare outcomes among different

Jul 29, 2013

Parents Dont Fully Understand Biobank Research, Study Finds

Researchers who collect genetic samples from children for medical research need to explain the process more clearly to parents, according to a new study that suggests many parents don’t fully understand the finer details about how these samples will be used and stored.

Jul 29, 2013

New Study Finds Increase in Nonfatal Food-Related Choking Among Children in the U.S.

Choking is a leading cause of injury among children, especially for children 4 years of age and younger. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and

Jul 26, 2013

Researchers Identify Genetic Mutation Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

A mutation in a gene crucial to normal heart development could play a role in some types of congenital heart disease—the most common birth defect in the U.S.

Jul 19, 2013

Study Finds Missing Piece of Pediatric Cancer Puzzle

Most of the time, it takes decades of accumulating genetic errors for a tumor to develop. While this explains the general occurrence of cancer in adults, it leaves a gap in understanding of the cause of pediatric tumors.

Jul 18, 2013

Shelly Hoffman Appointed Director of Corporate Communication at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Shelly Hoffman was recently appointed director of corporate communication at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Hoffman brings a wealth of experience to this role on the marketing and public relations team at the hospital.

Jul 17, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Appoints Dr. David Axelson as Chief of Psychiatry

Dr. David A. Axelson, MD, has been appointed chief of Psychiatry and medical director of Behavioral Health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He will also serve as chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical

Jul 15, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Among Hospitals and Health Networks Most Wired

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named one of the most wired hospitals in the country in Hospitals and Health Network’s 2013 Most Wired list. This prestigious list includes more than 250 hospitals around the country who have proven to be leaders in healthcare information technology.

Jul 05, 2013

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius Appoints Dr. Gail Besner to National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council

Gail E. Besner, MD, chief of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the H. William Clatworthy, Jr. Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council by Health and Human Services

Jul 02, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2013 Patient Champions, Addition of Encore Mile

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its field of “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26.2 miles on this year’s course.

Jul 01, 2013

Nanofiber Solutions Receives Award from Ohio Third Frontier to Further Develop Tissue Engineered Intestine Technology

Nanofiber Solutions, LLC, in collaboration with Gail E. Besner, MD, chief of Pediatric Surgery, program director of the Residency in Pediatric Surgery and co-director of the Burn Program all at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recently was honored with the Ohio Third Frontier Technology

Jul 01, 2013

Tips to Safely Eat Gluten-Free at a Summer Cookout from Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Celiac Nutrition Expert

Grilling out, particularly pot-luck style, can make gluten-free summer barbeques challenging for families with children who are living with celiac disease.

Jun 26, 2013

$6.3 Million Grant To Further Childhood Sarcoma Therapeutic Research

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will use a $6.3 million grant to further their study of pediatric sarcomas, a rare form of the disease that affects bone or soft tissue and accounts for 11 percent of all childhood cancers.

Jun 20, 2013

Call for Volunteers for Upcoming Races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course;Benefits Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is currently seeking volunteers for two races taking place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio – the Buckeye Super Bike Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire slated for July 12-14, 2013 and The Honda Indy 200 scheduled for August 2-4, 2013.

Jun 18, 2013

Multidisciplinary Initiative Reduces Airway Infection in Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway infection among children in intensive care by more than half, a new study suggests.

Jun 18, 2013

Columbus Area Child and Family Travel to Capitol Hill to Push for Childrens Health Care Access and Research

One local family is taking their story to Capitol Hill to deliver an important message to their members of Congress. Nationwide Children’s Hospital patient, Patrick Bibbee, 2 (Columbus, 43235), and his family will join nearly 30 other child patients and their families to meet with members of

Jun 14, 2013

Global Collaborative Effort Will Study Abuse-Related Pediatric Traumatic Injury in China

Child abuse and neglect are considered a serious public health problem in modern China. A number of factors, including social and cultural traditions and a lack of public awareness regarding appropriate child discipline, have caused child abuse to remain an understudied issue.

Jun 13, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals South High Primary Care Center to Move Location

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s South High Primary Care Center is moving and will begin seeing patients at the new location on June 25. The move will enhance the patient experience by providing newly renovated facilities with more free parking. The clinic will move to 1405 S.

Jun 13, 2013

Liberty Union High School, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sports Medicine Partner to Benefit Students Health, Wellness

Liberty Union High School will begin a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine this month to provide sports medicine services and health and wellness education to student athletes.

Jun 12, 2013

Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 Pinewood Derby June 19

WHAT: Pinewood Derby event with Nationwide Children’s Hospital patients and NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers; media availability to follow the racing action WHO: Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.

Jun 12, 2013

TWIG Bazaar Invites Outside Vendors to Participate In Event for First Time

Celebrating the 91st anniversary of the Bazaar this year, TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is excited to announce they have opened up the event to include and feature the work of outside vendors.

Jun 11, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Develops First Pediatric-Focused Diabetes Calculator

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently developed an online resource to help parents manage their child’s diabetes more effectively and care for their health at home.

Jun 11, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Again Ranks in All Specialties in U.S. News & World Reports 2013-14 Best Childrens Hospitals Rankings

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has again been ranked in all 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Nationwide Children’s ranked in all 10 specialties, including four specialties ranked in the top 10.

Jun 10, 2013

Northwestern Mutual Kemelgor Financial Group and Cheeriodicals Use Team Building Activity to Spread Cheer to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Northwestern Mutual – The Kemelgor Financial Group and Cheeriodicals brought cheer in the form of 240 big green boxes to children fighting childhood cancer and other diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during its “Cheeriodicals Day” event held on June 7, 2013.

Jun 06, 2013

Farm Safety Day Camp for Ross County Kids July 2

The Safe Play Areas for Ross County Kids (SPARK) Project in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has teamed up with the Ohio State University Extension Office and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to host a Farm Safety Day Camp 9 a.m.

Jun 06, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Open Close to Home Center with Urgent Care in Marysville

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present conceptual renderings of a Close To Home Center with Urgent Care to the Marysville City Design Review Board at its June 12 meeting.

Jun 06, 2013

Dr. Ivor Hill Named Director of Celiac Disease Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Ivor Hill, MD, MB, ChB, DCH, FCP(SA), FAAP, pediatric gastroenterologist, has been named medical director of the Celiac Disease Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr.

Jun 05, 2013

Northwestern Mutual Kemelgor Financial Group and Cheeriodicals Spread Cheer to Patients at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y WHAT: Northwestern Mutual – Kemelgor Financial Group and Cheeriodicals Spread Cheer to Patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital 240 big green boxes made up of age-appropriate magazines, toys and crafts will be delivered to patients Friday WHEN: Friday, June

May 30, 2013

Technique Could Identify Patients at High Risk of Stroke or Brain Hemorrhage

Measuring blood flow in the brain may be an easy, noninvasive way to predict stroke or hemorrhage in children receiving cardiac or respiratory support through a machine called ECMO, according to a new study by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

May 30, 2013

Technique Could Identify Patients at High Risk of Stroke or Brain Hemorrhage

Measuring blood flow in the brain may be an easy, noninvasive way to predict stroke or hemorrhage in children receiving cardiac or respiratory support through a machine called ECMO, according to a new study by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

May 28, 2013

$1.6 Million Study of Appendicitis Treatment Could Help Children Avoid Surgery

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In the first study of its kind in the United States, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will examine the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy alone to treat appendicitis in children, research that could allow patients to avoid a surgery many may not need.

May 28, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Joins Statewide Health Information Exchange

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in Central Ohio to join the new statewide health information exchange (HIE) that will allow sharing of patient health information among medical professionals across the state.

May 21, 2013

Kroger Campaign Kids Come First Launches, Benefits Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Kroger “Kids Come First” campaign runs now through June 22, 2013. Customers at all central Ohio and Ohio Valley Kroger grocery check-outs will have the opportunity to purchase a paper bear for $1 (or donate more) with every dollar raised benefitting Nationwide Children’s

May 21, 2013

Nationwide Children's Part of Multi-Million Dollar Research Center to Solve the Mystery of Premature Birth

Three major Ohio universities and four hospitals have joined with the March of Dimes Foundation to establish a new collaborative research program aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of premature birth. The March of Dimes intends to invest $10 million in the program over five years.

May 20, 2013

American Academy of Pediatrics Appoints Dr. Ihuoma Eneli to Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Steering Committee

Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS, medical director for the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently named as a member of the Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Steering Committee by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

May 17, 2013

Circle of Friends 10th Annual Run for the Rainbow June 14

Circle of Friends, a volunteer organization supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host its 10th Annual Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Friday, June 14, 2013 at New Albany Market Square, 180 Market St., New Albany, Ohio.

May 16, 2013

Dr. Prashant Solanki Malhotra Appointed in Otolaryngology, Director of the Hearing Program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Prashant Solanki Malhotra, MD, FAAP, recently was appointed a physician in Otolaryngology and director of the Hearing Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr.

May 15, 2013

Study Shows Preschoolers Affected by Medication-Related Poisonings at Alarming Rate

Poisonings in young children have increased over the past decade, mainly due to medications in the home. A new study led by the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found that medication-related poisonings in children younger than 6 increased by 33 percent during the

May 09, 2013

IGS Energy Evening with Don Felder and Toad the Wet Sprocket presented by City of Dublin

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2013 6 p.m. (EDT) VIP Doors Open 7:45 p.m. performance by Toad the Wet Sprocket 9:15 p.m. performance by Don Felder WHERE: The LC – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 WHO: Don Felder is renowned as the former lead guitarist of The

May 08, 2013

Central Ohio Walmart Locations Launch Fundraising Campaign

Now through June 21, 2013, Walmart stores throughout central Ohio are raising needed charitable funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.

May 07, 2013

Family Foundations Fund Critical Study Necessary For Clinical Trials And Enter Into Agreement With Nationwide Childrens Hospital To Ensure Data Access For Lysosomal Storage Disease MPS III

Nearly 50 years to the day since Dr. Sylvester Sanfilippo first characterized the disease Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) III in a presentation to the American Pediatric Society, three parent-run foundations have awarded investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH with a

May 07, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Plans to Extend Healthcare to More Children in Central Ohio Area through a Pilot with HealthSpot

HealthSpot™, a pioneer in telehealth technology, has teamed up with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of the largest and most respected children’s hospitals in the nation, to expand access to affordable healthcare to more children via four HealthSpot Station units in and around

May 06, 2013

New Study Says Summer Brings Increase in Gasoline and Other Chemical-Related Injuries in Young Children

Hydrocarbons, a chemical compound commonly found in household items from cleaning products to gasoline, are among the top 10 causes of pediatric poisoning deaths in the United States.

May 01, 2013

New Study Finds 20 Children a Day During the Summer are Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Amusement Ride-Related Injuries

A new study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined injuries to children related to amusement rides, which included rides at amusement parks (fixed-site rides), rides at fairs and festivals (mobile rides)

Apr 25, 2013

Media Advisory: Auntie Annes Raises Dough for Nationwide Children's Hospital

EVENT DETAILS Auntie Anne's Eastland Mall location is celebrating National Pretzel Day by donating 100 percent of its pretzel and drink sales for the second year in a row to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 24, 2013

Legends Luncheon Presented by Nationwide Insurance Continues to Highlight Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Alliance

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance hosted today the third annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance, a unique, award-winning fundraiser to central Ohio that brings to life the alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide

Apr 23, 2013

Womens Auxiliary Council Hosts Event for Prospective Members on May 7

The Women’s Auxiliary Council of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is hosting an informational dessert and coffee event for prospective members at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Brookside Golf and Country Club, 2770 West Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235.

Apr 18, 2013

Media Advisory: Third Annual Legends Luncheon Presented by Nationwide Insurance

WHAT The third annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance A unique, award-winning philanthropic event in central Ohio WHO Jack and Barbara Nicklaus Nationwide CEO, Steve Rasmussen and his wife Cindy Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO, Steve Allen, MD, and his wife Jamie Special

Apr 18, 2013

Dr. Brian Kaspar First Recipient of Grant Morrow, III, MD, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

During a recent ceremony, Brian Kaspar, PhD, was named the first recipient of the Grant Morrow, III, MD, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This endowed chair is supported by Arthur E. Shepard and Dorothy D.

Apr 11, 2013

Tee Jayes Country Place Restaurants Supports the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

In light of Autism Awareness Month and throughout the entire month of April, central Ohio Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants will be asking customers to round up their bill to support the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 08, 2013

10th Annual a dvine affair Slated for April 19

The 10th annual “a d’vine affair” will be held 6:30 – 11 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at The Boat House at Confluence Park. Proceeds from this wine tasting event benefit Lavender Ribbons Inc., a non-profit organization raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 05, 2013

Denim & Diamonds Gala Slated for April 20

The eighth-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, benefiting The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held 7 – 11 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Brookside Golf and Country Club located at 2770 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235.

Mar 29, 2013

TWIG Hosts Meet & Greet for Prospective Members April 16

TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host an informational “Meet & Greet” for prospective members 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at The Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington (1750 W. Lane Ave. Suite 100).

Mar 28, 2013

Media Alert: Nationwide Childrens to Receive Stuffed Bunny Donations from Local H&R Block Thursday

PHOTO OPP: For Further Information Contact: Lisa Patterson, 816-305-4421, lisa.patterson@hrblock.com WHAT: Associates and clients will celebrate Easter a few days early when they make a donation of nearly 500 stuffed bunnies to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. WHEN: 3 p.m.

Mar 25, 2013

Blanchard Valley Health System Partners with Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have joined hands in a collaborative partnership. This partnership allows pediatric and neonatal patients at Blanchard Valley Hospital to receive the expertise and resources offered by Nationwide Children's in

Mar 25, 2013

The 10th Annual Evening of Hope Benefitting The Center for Family Safety and Healing Slated for April 20

The 10th Annual “Evening of Hope,” which benefits The Center for Family Safety and Healing, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 8 p.m. at Bon Vie Bistro located at Easton Town Center.

Mar 22, 2013

Study: Research Reveals Protective Properties of Influenza Vaccines

Collaborating scientists from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified an important mechanism for stimulating protective immune responses following seasonal influenza vaccinations.

Mar 18, 2013

Round-Up for Nationwide Childrens Friday, March 22 at Central Ohio Speedway Locations

Score big for Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Friday, March 22, 2013! On Friday, all central Ohio Speedway locations will be asking customer’s to “Round-Up” their purchases and donate to Nationwide Children’s.

Mar 15, 2013

Public Service Announcements: National Poison Prevention Week March 17-23, 2013

15-second Every day, four people die in Ohio due to misuse and abuse of prescription medications. Take a pledge during Poison Prevention Week to keep your family safe! For more information visit the Central Ohio Poison Center’s Facebook Page or call the toll free Poison Help line at

Mar 15, 2013

Registration Open for Junior Golf Classic Slated for July 8 at The Ohio State University Golf Club

Registration is open for the 21st Annual Junior Golf Classic slated for Monday, July 8, 2013 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Gray Course. The event is organized by the Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital with proceeds benefitting the hospital.

Mar 14, 2013

OSU Alum, ESPN Analyst Joey Galloway Named Honorary Chair of Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic

Legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes taught those he coached to “pay forward.” Joey Galloway, former wide receiver on the 1991-94 Ohio State football team, is doing just that by accepting the honorary chairmanship of the 37th Annual Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic slated for

Mar 13, 2013

Families of SMA and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce Multi-Million Dollar Award from NINDS to Advance CNS-Directed Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Elk Grove Village, IL) announce the award of a multi-million dollar cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to advance a gene therapy development program for Spinal

Mar 13, 2013

Study: Evidence Supports Blocking Immune Response to Enhance Viral Therapy against Solid Tumors

Following several years of study, investigators have found more evidence that viral therapy to treat solid tumors can be enhanced by blocking the body’s natural immune response.

Mar 06, 2013

Five Marketing and Public Relations Internships Offered Summer 2013 at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

TO APPLY To apply for a summer internship in Marketing and Public Relations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, go to www.nationwidechildrens.org/healthcare-career-opportunities.

Mar 05, 2013

Nationwide Children's Hospital to Collaborate in Healthy New Albany Center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be providing services in the Healthy New Albany Center when the building opens in 2014. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has already committed to bringing services to the Healthy New Albany program.

Mar 04, 2013

MacDonald Appointed Associate Editor of The Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

James MacDonald, MD, has been appointed an associate editor of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, effective immediately. MacDonald is a physician with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio

Feb 25, 2013

Dr. Kan Hor Appointed Pediatric Cardiologist, Director of Cardiac MRI in The Heart Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Kan N. Hor, MD, recently was appointed as a pediatric cardiologist in The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and as The Heart Center’s Director of Cardiac MRI. Dr.

Feb 22, 2013

Media Advisory: Exclusive Performance of Peter Pan for Patients of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sunday

M E D I A A D V I S O R Y WHAT: Exclusive Performance of “Peter Pan” for Patients of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sunday Cast members of the play, presented by Pleasure Guild, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s, will take patients on a journey to “Neverland”

Feb 18, 2013

2013 Technology Showcase Presented by The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Office of Technology Commercialization in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present the “2013 Technology Showcase” Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Feb 15, 2013

BuckeyeThon Raises More Than $608,000 for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

BuckeyeThon, the annual dance marathon, which took place Friday and Saturday in the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University, raised $608,623 for Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital — an increase of nearly 34 percent from

Feb 13, 2013

BuckeyeThon Raises More Than $608,000 for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

BuckeyeThon, the annual dance marathon, which took place Friday and Saturday in the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University, raised $608,623 for Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital — an increase of nearly 34 percent from

Feb 13, 2013

Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces New Mobile Car Seat App

Car seats save lives and choosing the correct car seat, accompanied by correct installation, are two of the most important things adults can do to keep the children in their lives safe.

Feb 11, 2013

New Study Finds Increase in Dance-Related Injuries Among Children and Adolescents in the U.S.

Dance is a beautiful form of expression, but it could be physically taxing and strenuous on the human body, particularly for children and adolescents.

Feb 05, 2013

The Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party Slated for March 9

TWIG III of Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites the public to their 12th annual Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament and Post Party event on Saturday, March 9, 2013. All proceeds from the event will benefit the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Feb 04, 2013

New Study Finds Water Tubing-Related Injuries Up 250 Percent

Water tubing, a recreational activity in which participants ride an inner tube which is pulled behind a boat by a tow rope, has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of injuries related to this activity has also increased.

Feb 04, 2013

SOMC Partnering with Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Pediatrics, Neonatal Care

Southern Ohio Medical Center has announced it will be partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to bring additional resources and care to pediatric and neonatal patients.

Feb 04, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Ranks on Parents Magazines 10 Best Childrens Hospitals List

Parents magazine announced today its exclusive list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital ranked 9th overall on the 2013 list. The list provides a comprehensive family-focused, data-driven comparison of pediatric facilities.

Jan 31, 2013

Sophias Cure Foundation Donates $650,000 in 2012 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Brian Kaspar, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, along with a team of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) researchers and clinicians, received $650,000 in grants in 2012 from Sophia’s Cure Foundation for SMA

Jan 30, 2013

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Dedicates New Helicopter

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dedicates New Helicopter Helicopter dedicated to neonatal and pediatric transports receives official blessing; up-close look at new aircraft WHEN: Wednesday, January 30 *10:15 a.m.

Jan 23, 2013

Dr. Daniel B. Herz Named Director of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Daniel B. Herz, MD, a pediatric urological surgeon, has joined the Section of Urology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as director of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery.

Jan 23, 2013

Stimulator Device Offers Treatment Option for Children with Incontinence

Incontinence is typically a condition associated with adults; however, many children also struggle with incontinence – bladder, bowel or both. In order to help these children, doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have turned to a device, typically used in adult patients, to help

Jan 22, 2013

New Appointments Strengthen Perinatal Programs at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and The Ohio State University

Catalin S. Buhimschi, MD, has been appointed Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University and Irina A.

Jan 18, 2013

Study: Bariatric Surgery in Extremely Obese Adolescents

This time of year many people make resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, exercise more, lose weight and eat better. For the adolescents who are extremely obese in this country, diet and exercise alone often are not enough to get their weight down.

Jan 17, 2013

First-Year Partnership Yields Nearly $1 Million For Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Ohio’s largest marathon will celebrate the first year of its new charitable partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a 50-percent hike in financial support from the Columbus Marathon’s board to the hospital.

Jan 17, 2013

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Expand Transport Services

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is expanding their critical care transport services by establishing a fully dedicated helicopter for neonatal and pediatric transports.

Jan 16, 2013

Study: Monitoring of Immune Function in Critically Ill Children with Influenza Reveals Severe Immune Suppression in Non-Survivors

Investigators from 15 children’s medical centers, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, observed and evaluated critically ill children with influenza to evaluate the relationships between levels of systemic inflammation, immune function and likelihood to die from the illness.

Jan 15, 2013

Local Business Owners Pay It Forward to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Two local businesses have raised nearly $10,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Owner of Reverse Vanity Spa, Nicole DiTommaso, and Jacob Neal of Jacob Neal Salon, hosted a fundraiser last month – the “Diamond Society” event – in an effort to pay it forward to

Jan 08, 2013

Di Lorenzo Appointed President-elect of the North American Society for Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology has been appointed President-elect of the North American Society for Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), the largest society in the world dedicated to serving pediatric gastroenterology and

Jan 07, 2013

Dr. Sandra Kim Named Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Sandra Kim, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist, has been named medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr.

Jan 04, 2013

More than 200 Physicians from Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named to Best Doctors in America® List

More than 200 physicians from Nationwide Children’s Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013, officials announced recently. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Dec 20, 2012

Exercise Program Helps Pediatric Cancer Survivors Regain Physical Strength, Balance, Encourages Weight Loss

There are many health effects that a patient may need to overcome after winning a battle against cancer. Cancer treatments can affect the patient’s balance, agility, coordination, prompt weight gain and other physical ailments.

Dec 13, 2012

Dr. Jeffery Auletta Appointed Physician in Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation and Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Jeffery Auletta, MD, recently was appointed a physician in Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) and also in Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr.

Dec 13, 2012

Global Collaborative Efforts Help Delineate Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Causes, Characteristics and Trends in China

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among children in China are a growing public health concern. Two new studies by researchers of the International Program at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Wuhan Children’s

Dec 11, 2012

Infants with Severe RSV Disease May Be Immunosuppressed

Infants with severe lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may have a dysfunctional innate immune response that relates to the severity of their disease.

Dec 10, 2012

Study Identifies Potential New Pathway for Drug Development

A newly found understanding of receptor signaling may have revealed a better way to design drugs. A study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital suggests that a newly identified group of proteins, alpha arrestins, may play a role in cell signaling that is crucial to new drug development.

Dec 10, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration

WHAT: 3rd Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration Bariatric surgery patients and families welcomed back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate their successes WHEN: Monday, December 10, 2012 5 p.m.

Dec 07, 2012

Dr. John Barnard First Recipient of Ann I. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Research Leadership at Nationwide Children's Hospital

During the December 6 meeting of the Joint Boards of Directors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, John Barnard, MD, President of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s was announced as the first recipient of the Ann I. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Research Leadership.

Dec 05, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Selected as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Childrens Hospital

For the second consecutive year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named a Top Children’s Hospital on The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals.

Dec 04, 2012

Roach Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Renowned Journal

E. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Neurology and Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Pediatric Neurology journal, effective January 2013.

Nov 30, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

Each year around the holidays, Nationwide Children’s Hospital receives countless phone calls and emails from the community asking about donating toys to our patients. Well, you asked, so we listened.

Nov 27, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Session on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Tuesday, December 11, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a Bariatric Surgery Information Session to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. This session will begin at 5 p.m.

Nov 26, 2012

Kinder Key Calls for Caroling Groups for Holiday Season

Celebrate the holiday season by organizing a group of friends, family or co-workers to sing songs of cheer and bring new hope to young hearts for the annual Kinder Key holiday caroling drive – Caroling for a Cause.

Nov 26, 2012

New Study Finds Alarming 15-fold Increase in Inflatable Bouncer-Related Injuries Among Children

A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined pediatric injuries associated with inflatable bouncers, such as bounce houses and moonwalks.

Nov 21, 2012

Dr. Loren Wold of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Life Sciences

Loren E. Wold, PhD, FAHA, principal investigator in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Life Sciences effective January 1, 2013.

Nov 20, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Survey Finds Dangerous and Toxic Toys on Store Shelves

What: News conference to release Ohio PIRG’s 27th annual Trouble in Toyland report and list of dangerous toys. The report highlights that, while product safety reforms have improved the marketplace, there are still dangerous toys on store shelves that pose a safety hazard.

Nov 19, 2012

Study: Adenotonsillectomy May Help Resolve Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Children with Prader-Willi syndrome may receive relief from sleep disorders after undergoing an adenotonsillectomy, suggests a new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital published in the November print issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Nov 16, 2012

Christines Christmas Concert Presented by Macys Slated for December 8

During the holidays, we reflect on loved ones who have touched our lives and hearts. In 2003, Christine Wilson and four of her friends perished in a tragic arson near the campus of The Ohio State University. To honor her precious life, the 9th annual Christine’s Christmas will be presented.

Nov 13, 2012

Nationwide Insurance Partners with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announced a three-year partnership with Nationwide Insurance and Nationwide Children’s Hospital earlier today to bring the NASCAR Nationwide Series to Ohio for the first time.

Nov 12, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Biorespository Receives Accreditation from Prestigious College of American Pathologists

Biorepositories are highly complex research facilities with expert staff to process, store, characterize and secure biological specimens and their corresponding clinical information.

Nov 12, 2012

National Study led by Hasbro Childrens Hospital Shows Protective Eyewear Reduces Eye, Head, and Facial Injuries in High School Field Hockey Players

A new study conducted by researchers at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools, and Boston Children’s Hospital has found that high school field hockey

Nov 05, 2012

Mika Matthews, MD, Honored at AAP Section on Surgery Meeting

Mika Matthews, MD, received the Jens Rosenkrantz Resident Research Award at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Surgery meeting held in New Orleans. Dr.

Nov 05, 2012

High Fever and Evidence of a Virus? Caution, it Still May Be Kawasaki Disease

Clinicians should take caution when diagnosing a child who has a high fever and whose tests show evidence of adenovirus, and not assume the virus is responsible for Kawasaki-like symptoms.

Oct 31, 2012

90th Anniversary of the TWIG Bazaar Slated for November 11 at Ohio Expo Center

Celebrating its 90th year, the TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted gifts and items as well as the beautiful Avenue of Trees and Wreaths 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center.

Oct 31, 2012

Guidelines Developed for Extremely Premature Infants at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Proven to be Life-Changing

For the last decade, prematurity has been the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. As a result of prematurity many infants enter this world too early with a small chance of survival.

Oct 29, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Partners with Silicon Valley to Market High-End Diagnostic and Medical Research Software

The latest significant biomedical informatics technology is not coming from the biotech industry or a university. In fact, it’s coming from a children’s hospital.

Oct 29, 2012

Study Suggests New Way to Prevent Recurrent Ear Infections

Eliminating bacteria’s DNA and boosting antimicrobial proteins that already exist may help prevent middle ear infections from reoccurring. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study that examined how an immune defense protein common in the middle ear interacts

Oct 25, 2012

Mouse Model Could Help Identify Viral Vectors that May Cause Tumors

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have identified a mouse model that could help evaluate the risk that viral vectors used in gene therapy might promote tumor formation as a side-effect. The study appears in Molecular Therapy.

Oct 24, 2012

Study: Gene Linked to Inflammation in the Aorta May Contribute to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

A gene known to be involved in cancer and cardiovascular development may be the cause of inflammation in the most common form of aortic aneurysm and may be a key to treatment, according to research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Oct 23, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Breaks Participant Record

Near perfect running conditions, 25 patient champions from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 100-plus bands and entertainment along the course and a first-ever trip through Ohio Stadium for marathoners highlighted the 33rd annual race today.

Oct 22, 2012

Poison Centers Save More Than $1.8 Billion Every Year

The Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and America’s 56 other poison centers save Americans more than $1.8 billion every year in medical costs and lost productivity, according to a report released last week by the American Association of Poison Control Centers

Oct 18, 2012

Media Advisory: The 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: The 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital The only non-partisan, voter education forum dedicated to issues affecting children and youth WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2012 8 a.m.

Oct 18, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Sells Out For Sixth Straight Year

All 18,000 slots are filled for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon that will take place this Sunday, October 21, 2012. This marks the sixth straight year the event has sold out and the largest full marathon field in the history of the event.

Oct 13, 2012

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Car Seat Safety Check

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts Car Seat Safety Check WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2012 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE: Kohl’s 3360 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43202 WHO/WHY: Car seats save lives and they save children’s lives.

Oct 12, 2012

Media Advisory: The 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: The 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital The only non-partisan, voter education forum dedicated to issues affecting children and youth WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2012 8 a.m.

Oct 09, 2012

Seizure and Epilepsy Booklet Useful Resource for Parents of Children with Neurological Problems

In order to help educate families about childhood seizures, experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a resource guide to help answer common questions about seizures and epilepsy in children and adolescents.

Oct 09, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Session on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Tuesday, October 16, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a Bariatric Surgery Information Session to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. This session will begin at 5 p.m.

Oct 08, 2012

Fall Under the Spell of Neverland: Peter Pan Comes to Life at Palace Theatre

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Peter Pan March 8-10, 2012 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, 34 West Broad Street.

Oct 08, 2012

Busting Common Myths about the Flu Vaccine

With cold and flu season upon us, many companies have geared up for what is predicted to be a busy flu season producing 150 million doses of the influenza vaccine, up 17 million from last year.

Oct 05, 2012

Exon-Skipping Shows Promise in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Results from a Phase IIb extension trial of the drug eteplirsen show an increased ability to walk in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy Eteplirsen, a drug that skips exon 51 of the dystrophin gene, may improve quality of life for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and slow disease

Oct 04, 2012

The Torch Relay for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Comes Through Columbus

Columbus residents will join upwards of 10,000 participants from 22 cities for an 11th annual coast-to-coast event: The Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for children’s hospitals. The Columbus event will take place on Sunday, Oct.

Oct 03, 2012

Kroger Makes $460,000 Contribution to Nationwide Childrens Hospital on Behalf of Customers and Associates

Kroger customers and associates have again proven they care about central Ohio children and their families by contributing $122,710.85 during Kroger’s second annual “Kids Come First” campaign.

Oct 03, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns Spot on the 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

For the second year in a row, Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named to the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.

Oct 03, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Children's Hospital Dedicates Family Lounge in CTICU in Honor of Kroger

Nationwide Children’s Hospital sees nearly 1 million patient visits every year. With a history of support, Kroger will present a $460,959.82 check to further Nationwide Children’s efforts to provide the highest quality of care for all children regardless of their ability to pay.

Sep 27, 2012

New Intervention May Help Identify and Improve Care for Adolescents at Risk for Suicide

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are hoping to better identify adolescents at risk for suicide and improve how these at-risk children receive follow up mental health treatment.

Sep 21, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: 'A Healthy You and 22Q' Conference Comes to Columbus

WHAT: 'A Healthy You and 22Q' Conference Comes to Columbus ‘22Q Mystery Bus’ to make a stop at the conference WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 8am to 4:30pm WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus WHO/WHY: This

Sep 19, 2012

'Cards for Kids' October 12 at Scioto Country Club Benefits Nationwide Childrens Hospital

TWIG III of Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites the public to their third annual Cards for Kids event Friday, October 12, 2012 at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive in Upper Arlington.

Sep 18, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship joins Web.com Tour Finals

Tournament Officials announced today a new name, date and format for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. The Tournament, to be played the week of September 9-15, 2013, will help usher in a new era on the Web.com Tour as it will host the third of four tournaments that will

Sep 11, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Honors Three Doctors with Career Contribution Award

Nationwide Children’s Hospital staff and friends gathered Wednesday, September 5, to honor three recipients of the 2012 Career Contribution Awards. The special distinction is awarded by Nationwide Children’s medical staff to a select few of its most highly respected peers.

Sep 10, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital donates used kitchen equipment to Foodbank network

Partners across Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s network are reaping the benefits of a unique donation from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Equipment from the hospital’s old kitchen was donated to help the Foodbank in its mission of feeding hungry people.

Sep 10, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Develops Prototype for Safer, Child-Resistant Spray Bottle

Researchers at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in partnership with The Ohio State University have developed a prototype for child-resistant spray bottles for household cleaning products.

Sep 10, 2012

New Tool Helps School Administrators Create a Comprehensive Academic Concussion Management Program for Student-Athletes

According to a recent study* by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a concussion sends students to the emergency room every five minutes in this country.

Sep 10, 2012

Kohls Donates More Than $300,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Support Community Education Program

Kohl’s Department Store, through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, recently donated $301,046 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The donations were collected from Kohl’s stores located throughout central Ohio.

Sep 08, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts 2nd Annual Small Baby Reunion

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts 2nd Annual Small Baby Reunion Small baby graduates celebrate with their families and the NICU staff WHEN: Sunday, September 9, 2012 1 to 4 p.m. *1:30 p.m. best media opportunity WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Stecker Auditorium 575 S.

Sep 06, 2012

CDC Traumatic Brain Injury Study to Test Treatments, Examine Outcomes

Keith Yeates, PhD, director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been designated lead neuropsychologist for a five-year, multisite study of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among United States children, funded by the Centers for

Sep 04, 2012

SONGS FOR SOUND: Behind The Music

Join us for Songs for Sound: Behind The Music on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Bluestone (583 East Broad St.). This intimate evening with the Nashville singer/songwriters directly benefits the ENT program at Nationwide Children’s.

Aug 27, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth October 19

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Friday, October 19, 2012 in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building at Nationwide Children’s, 575 S. 18th St., Columbus 43205.

Aug 24, 2012

Wexner Completes Seven Transformative Years as Nationwide Childrens Board Chair; Fischer Succeeds

After seven years as board chair of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Inc. and Nationwide Children’s Hospital – leading a period of unprecedented growth and success– Abigail Wexner stepped down as chair effective August 24.

Aug 21, 2012

Low Oxygen Levels May Decrease Life-Saving Protein in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital may have discovered a biological explanation for why low levels of oxygen advance spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) symptoms and why breathing treatments help SMA patients live longer.

Aug 21, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Specialists Collaborate on Manual of Pediatric Neurology

More than two dozen pediatric specialists from Nationwide Children’s Hospital contributed to the recently released “Manual of Pediatric Neurology,” published by World Scientific Publishing Co.

Aug 16, 2012

Womens Board of Nationwide Childrens Hospital to host Healthy Eating Habits Luncheon at Franklin Park Conservatory

Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s is hosting an informational luncheon called “Information Please!: Teaching Children Healthy Eating Habits” on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Aug 15, 2012

Pleasure Guild donates more than $468,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital, elects new Board of Directors

Pleasure Guild, a 104-year-old organization committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care program, recently presented a check totaling $468,249.00 to Dr. Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Aug 15, 2012

Laughs Raise Money for Nationwide Childrens

Children receiving hospice care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will benefit from ticket sales to “Laughing, Living, Giving” — an event featuring live sketch comedy, a rock entertainment show, silent auction and raffle, as well as a cocktail buffet with complimentary beer

Aug 14, 2012

Treating the Whole Person with Autism Conference Sets New Direction for Parent-Clinician Collaboration

Over 400 attendees from across the U.S. and around the world participated in the first national conference for families and professionals, “Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with ASD.” Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism

Aug 13, 2012

TWIG of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce Holiday Cards Artwork Contest

Is your child, grandchild, niece or nephew a budding artist? Have them submit holiday artwork for the 2012 Holiday Cards Contest! Each year, TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital selects pieces of children’s artwork and creates beautiful holiday cards, which are then sold to raise

Aug 13, 2012

Center for Injury Research and Policy Awarded CDC Injury Control Research Center Designation for an Additional Five Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has renewed the designation of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as one of the agency’s Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs).

Aug 09, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Honored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Leadership in Organ Donation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently earned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Silver Medal of Honor for its leadership in organ donation.

Aug 06, 2012

New Study Examines Injuries to U.S. Workers with Disabilities

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University compared medically attended noncccupational and occupational injuries among U.S. workers with and without disabilities.

Aug 06, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Tests, Trains School Staff on How to Respond to Kids Severe Allergy Attacks

Many children with severe allergies carry injectable epinephrine (EpiPens) – syringes filled with epinephrine to delay an allergic reaction – but the EpiPens sometimes require the help of an adult to dispense.

Aug 02, 2012

Ohio Dominican University and Nationwide Children's Hospital Partnership Alters the Landscape of Sports Medicine in Central Ohio

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is proud to announce a new partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide exceptional sports medicine services and education to student-athletes.

Aug 01, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens New Close To Home Center in Springfield

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently opened a new Close To HomeSM Center in Springfield, OH. Effective August 1, 2012, the new facility will feature ChildLab laboratory services with extended hours and pediatric specialty clinics. Located at 1644 N.

Jul 27, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns Spot on Hospitals and Health Networks 2012 Most Wired List

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named one of the most wired hospitals in the country in Hospitals and Health Network’s 2012 Most Wired list. This prestigious list includes more than 200 hospitals around the country who have proven to be leaders in healthcare information technology.

Jul 25, 2012

Media Advisory: Dairy Queen Serves Cold Treats to Benefit Patients and Families at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: Representatives from central Ohio Dairy Queen stores visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital, along with Brutus Buckeye from The Ohio State University, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the ‘Ice Cream Parlor’ in the Clinical Therapies Gym Local Dairy Queen stores donated

Jul 23, 2012

RNA Interference May Provide the First Therapy for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists may one day be able to treat the third most common muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), by taking advantage of a system within living cells that helps control gene activation.

Jul 23, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Primary Care Network Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Primary Care Network has received Recognition from the Physician Practice Connections –Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered

Jul 18, 2012

Genomics: Colorectal cancer characterized

The genome-wide characterization of colorectal carcinoma was published online today in the journal, Nature. Nationwide Children’s Hospital was one of several institutions involved in this study.

Jul 18, 2012

As Many Sick Kids Wait for Care, Upper Arlington Family Speaks Out for Preserving and Improving Childrens Access to Health Care

As federal legislators continue to grapple over the best way to bring better health care to all Americans, children’s health care hangs in the balance. That’s why a local Upper Arlington family is taking their story to Washington, D.C.

Jul 18, 2012

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Are Not Replacing Milk in Kids Diets

National data indicate that milk consumption has declined among children while consumption of sweetened beverages of low nutritional quality has more than doubled.

Jul 16, 2012

Helper T Cells, Not Killer T Cells, Might Be Responsible for Clearing Hepatitis A Infection

Helper cells traditionally thought to only assist killer white blood cells may be the frontline warriors when battling hepatitis A infection. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Jul 11, 2012

Ethan Bortnicks Its All About Music Tour Coming to Columbus and Benefits Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Ethan Bortnick, the 11-year-old musical sensation who has headlined more than 100 live shows across the globe and shared the stage with legendary artists such as Beyoncé, Reba McEntire and Natalie Cole, is partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on his “It’s

Jul 09, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce Patient Champions Representing 26 Miracle Miles

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon announced its field of “Patient Champions” during an event held Saturday, July 7 – RunFest – the event’s kickoff celebration.

Jul 09, 2012

New Gene Transfer Strategy Shows Promise for Limb Girdle and Other Muscular Dystrophies

The challenge of treating patients with genetic disorders in which a single mutated gene is simply too large to be replaced using traditional gene therapy techniques may soon be a thing of the past.

Jul 06, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Training Begins with RunFest July 7th

WHAT: The Third Annual FREE RunFest event to kick off the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon training season; announcement of entire field of the 26 “Patient Champions” who will represent each mile on the Marathon’s route WHEN: Saturday, July

Jul 05, 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: Nationwide Children's Hospital, By the Numbers

On June 20, 2012, Nationwide Children’s Hospital opened its doors to a new, 12-story main hospital. Nearly four years after breaking ground, this state-of-the-art facility is part of the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S. history.

Jul 03, 2012

New Study Finds Increase in Track-Related Injuries Among Youth in the United States

With the 2012 summer Olympic games about to take place in London, children everywhere are looking forward to watching their sports idols and role models take center stage.

Jun 29, 2012

Daniel Barr Named Vice President and Service Line Administrator for Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Daniel E. Barr, MHSA, FACHE, recently was appointed as the new vice president and service line administrator for Hematology/Oncology / Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jun 27, 2012

New Mouse Model Helps Explain Gene Discovery in Congenital Heart Disease

Scientists now have clues to how a gene mutation discovered in families affected with congenital heart disease leads to underdevelopment of the walls that separate the heart into four chambers.

Jun 26, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns AAHRPP Accreditation for Safe Research Practices

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has renewed Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s full accreditation as an organization that demonstrates and emphasizes clinical study participant safeguards that surpass state and federal requirements.

Jun 25, 2012

Besner Appointed Pediatric Surgery Chief At Nationwide Children's Hospital

Gail E. Besner, MD, has been appointed chief of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is program director of the Residency in Pediatric Surgery, principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s and

Jun 22, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Introduces New Mobile App

With more adults utilizing mobile technology to locate information, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has created a new, easy-to-use mobile app called “myChildren’s” to help consumers navigate and learn more about the hospital.

Jun 21, 2012

Nationwide Childrens CEO to Co-Chair Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Event

Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Steve Allen, MD, will serve as co-chair of the first Transforming Duchenne Care workshop to be held June 27 and 28, 2012, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Jun 21, 2012

Celebrex-Derived Drug Targets Common Childhood Bone Tumor

Jiayuh Lin, PhD, and colleagues at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a drug to target the most common cancerous bone tumor in children, osteosarcoma, using a version of the FDA-approved drug, Celebrex.

Jun 19, 2012

Becker Hospital Review Names Dr. Steve Allen of Nationwide Childrens Hospital to its Top 100 Physician Leaders in Health Care List

Becker's Hospital Review recently released its list of 100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems which features some of the top physician leaders in health care including Steve Allen, MD, chief executive officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jun 18, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon Training Kickoff Starts At RunFest on July 7

More than 1,000 people are expected to kick off the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon training season at the third annual RunFest celebration event on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Landmark Aviation, 4130 E. Fifth Ave.

Jun 18, 2012

$13.1 Million Innovation Grant Expands Pediatric Health Care for Underserved Children

Partners for Kids (PFK), Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Akron Children’s Hospital were recently awarded a $13.1 million Health Care Innovation Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Jun 18, 2012

Dr. Randal Olshefski Appointed Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Randal Olshefski, MD, recently was appointed chief of the Section of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he previously served as interim chief prior to January 2012.

Jun 11, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Celebrates Completion of Seven-Year Campus Expansion, Largest Pediatric Expansion Project in U.S. History

As the City of Columbus celebrates its bicentennial, Nationwide Children’s Hospital celebrates the biggest achievement in its 120-year history, changing both the Columbus skyline and the future of pediatric care.

Jun 11, 2012

LOCATION CHANGE: The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Children’s Hospital After nearly seven years, the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S.

Jun 10, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opening Gala featuring Harry Connick Jr., Raises $3.8 Million

With a remarkable outpouring of support from the central Ohio community, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Opening Gala, featuring three-time Grammy award winner, Harry Connick Jr., raised an astounding $3.8 million, directly benefiting research at Nationwide Children’s.

Jun 08, 2012

Preeminent Tissue Engineering Team to Establish Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Christopher Breuer, MD, Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD, and their tissue engineering team will be joining the faculty of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine this fall.

Jun 08, 2012

Media Advisory: The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Children’s Hospital After nearly seven years, the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S.

Jun 07, 2012

Media Advisory: Community Celebration Day at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: “Community Celebration Day” at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Central Ohio community invited to check out THEIR new children’s hospital - the largest pediatric expansion in U.S.

Jun 06, 2012

Study: Why Hot, Humid Air Triggers Symptoms in Patients with Mild Asthma

May is asthma awareness month, and with summer right around the corner, a study shows that doctors may be closer to understanding why patients with mild asthma have such difficulty breathing during hot, humid weather.

Jun 05, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Makes Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Reports 2012-13 Best Childrens Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has made U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll list of the 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Jun 01, 2012

Media Advisory: Kids Come First Campaign Kick-Off Celebrations at Three Central Ohio Kroger Locations

WHAT: “Kids Come First” Campaign Kick-Off Celebrations at Three Central Ohio Kroger Locations Kroger campaign benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital; runs through June 30, 2012 WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2012 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May 29, 2012

Circle of Friends 9th Annual Run for the Rainbow June 15

Circle of Friends, a volunteer organization supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host its 9th Annual Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Friday, June 15 at New Albany Market Square, 180 Market St., New Albany, Ohio.

May 25, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Offers The Columbus Wishing Tree Project to Community in Celebration of New Hospital Opening

In honor of its new hospital and research facility opening in June, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is offering ”The Columbus Wishing Tree Project” to the community.

May 21, 2012

The 5th Annual Megans Miles Run/Walk to be Held May 27

The 5th Annual Megan’s Miles Run/Walk, benefitting Muscular Dystrophy research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held on Sunday, May 27 at noon at Central Crossing High School.

May 18, 2012

Media Advisory: 3rd Annual 'Rockin on the Run' 5K Run/Walk Saturday at Madison County Fairgrounds

WHAT: 3rd Annual “Rockin’ on the Run” 5K Run/Walk Saturday at Madison County Fairgrounds Benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2012 10 a.m. – media opportunity WHERE: Madison County Fairgrounds 205 Elm St.

May 18, 2012

Media Advisory: Ohios First Lady Karen Kasich to visit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

What: Ohio’s First Lady Karen Kasich to visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital F.A.N. Club at Livingston Elementary School When: Friday, May 18, 2012, from 4 to 4:40 pm Where: Livingston Elementary School, 744 Heyl Ave., Columbus 43206 (parking at Livingston Elementary on southeast side

May 16, 2012

IGS Energy to serve as title sponsor for the Memorial Tournaments annual benefit concert through 2015

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance announced today that IGS Energy has extended its title sponsorship of the Tournament’s annual benefit concert through 2015.

May 14, 2012

Grand Reopening for Newly Renovated Strawser Park Playground

The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation department and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (CIRP) invite Chillicothe’s residents to come celebrate the grand reopening of the newly renovated Strawser Park on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 3:30 –

May 14, 2012

New Performance Measures for Adolescent Public Comment Now Opens

From Tuesday, May 8 - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 all parties are invited to comment on proposed new measures for Adolescent Health performance measures. These measures will be considered for the Children's Core Set of measures that are reported by states for children enrolled in Medicaid and the

May 14, 2012

New Study Finds that the Number of Battery-Related Emergency Department Visits by Children More Than Doubles

In today’s technology-driven world, batteries, especially button batteries, are everywhere. They power countless gadgets and electronic items that we use every day. While they may seem harmless, button batteries can be dangerous if swallowed by children.

May 14, 2012

New Study Examines Injuries Associated with Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Sippy Cups in the U.S.

A new study by researchers in the Center for Biobehavioral Health and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined pediatric injuries associated with baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups.

May 09, 2012

Kroger Delivering Joy to Central Ohio Area Hospitals, Care Centers for Mother's Day

Patients in various hospitals around Ohio will get a surprise delivery this Friday. Kroger associates will hand deliver 18,000 five-stem carnation bouquets on behalf of Kroger customers as part of the “Your Day in May” campaign on Friday, May 11.

May 08, 2012

Dr. Timothy Cripe of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Appointed to a Committee of the Food and Drug Administration

Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, chief of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently appointed a member of the Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapy Advisory Committee which reports to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

May 03, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Introduces Feeding Your Kids Program

The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, alongside partner, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, recently launched a new program for parents, “Feeding Your Kids.” Feeding Your Kids, a partner of the Clinton Global

May 01, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Invites Community to Celebration Event June 10

You made it possible. Now it’s time to celebrate! Nationwide Children’s Hospital extends an invite to the central Ohio community to check out THEIR new children’s hospital.

Apr 30, 2012

The Antibiotic, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate, Before a Meal May Improve Small Bowel Motility

The common antibiotic, amoxicillin-clavulanate, may improve small bowel function in children experiencing motility disturbances, according to a study appearing in the June print edition of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 26, 2012

"Rockin on the Run" 5K Run/Walk Slated for May 19

The third annual “Rockin’ on the Run” 5K run/walk and family day will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London. All proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 24, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens First, Suburban Surgery Center in Westerville

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has opened its first suburban ambulatory surgery center. Located in Westerville, Ohio, the center is an extension of the current surgical services on the main campus, one that gives families an option for convenient access to a full spectrum of pediatric

Apr 04, 2012

Jayanthi Appointed Chief of Urology at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Venkata R. Jayanthi, MD, has been appointed chief of the Section of Pediatric Urology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jayanthi has served as a urologist at Nationwide Children’s since 1994 while also holding a faculty position in the Department of Urology at The Ohio State

Mar 21, 2012

Potential Biomarkers Linked to Urinary Tract Infection-Related Pregnancy Complications Identified

Investigators in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a mouse model in which a mother’s urinary tract infection negatively affects the offspring, an occurrence anecdotally observed in humans.

Mar 21, 2012

Harry Connick Jr. to Kick-Off Celebrations for Nationwide Childrens Hospitals New Main Campus

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce that Harry Connick Jr. will perform a private concert during The Opening Gala celebrating the completion of the hospital’s new main campus, the largest pediatric expansion ever undertaken in the United States.

Mar 19, 2012

Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Shows Promise as an International Model

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, working with the DNA Sequencing Core Facility at the University of Utah, have developed an approach to newborn screening (NBS) for the life-threatening genetic disorder, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and potentially other muscular

Mar 19, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Ironton Close to HomeSM Center and ChildLab Moves Back to Ironton, Ohio

Effective, March 19, 2012, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ironton Close To HomeSM Center has moved back into Ironton, Ohio. The new permanent location, located at 2301 South 7th St., Ironton, Ohio, will continue to offer cardiology, neurology and urology clinics in addition to ChildLab

Mar 15, 2012

Kroger Recognized as Valuable Partner in Prenatal Support Program

The Kroger Company is being recognized as a valuable partner in a prenatal support program designed to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes in the Weinland Park neighborhood and Near Eastside of Columbus.

Mar 14, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Neonatologist Receives March of Dimes Funding to Expand Education Program for Pregnant Women

Carl Backes, Jr., MD, a neonatologist and current cardiology fellow at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been awarded $35,000 from the March of Dimes Ohio Chapter for his project to expand an outpatient methadone education program.

Mar 12, 2012

Network Approach Improves Outcomes in Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Despite Lack of New Treatment Options

Many children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who received treatment through ImproveCareNow, a national quality improvement and research network, ceased to have symptoms and no longer needed to take steroids for disease management.

Mar 12, 2012

Preemies Still Receive Inhaled Nitric Oxide Despite Lack of Supporting Evidence and Standards

Many premature infants throughout the United States continue to receive inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) during their NICU stay, despite the lack of evidence to support its use.

Mar 12, 2012

New Study Examines Stair-Related Injuries Among Children in the United States

A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from 1999 through 2008, more than 93,000 children younger than 5 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for stair-related injuries.

Mar 09, 2012

Ben Folds to play annual charity concert benefiting the Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Childrens Hospital alliance

Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance announced today the details of its 2012 benefit concert. IGS Energy Evening with Ben Folds presented by City of Dublin will benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Mar 06, 2012

The 9th Annual Evening of Hope benefitting The Center for Family Safety and Healing to be held April 21, 2012

The 9th Annual “Evening of Hope” to benefit The Center for Family Safety and Healing will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 8 p.m. at Bon Vie Bistro, located at Easton Town Center.

Mar 06, 2012

Dempster Family Foundation Awards Nationwide Childrens Hospital Grant for First-Time 22q Conference for Families

The Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation recently awarded 15 charitable organizations grants through its second annual grant cycle. Nationwide Children’s Hospital was one of the 15 organizations awarded funds.

Mar 05, 2012

Concussions May Lead to Lingering Symptoms that Could Impair a Childs Daily Functioning

Children who experience mild traumatic brain injury may be more likely to show increases in symptoms over time that could impact quality of life, more so than children who experience an orthopedic injury. Injury severity could play a role.

Mar 05, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens Second Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has opened its second, free-standing Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in central Ohio. Located in Dublin, Ohio, the Dublin Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center offers services including sports medicine, orthopedics, sports and orthopedic physical therapy,

Feb 29, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Neuromuscular Disorder Podcasts Now Available on iTunes

In 2010, the Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital launched a monthly podcast entitled, “This Month in Muscular Dystrophy,” featuring internationally known scientists discussing the latest research in muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.

Feb 28, 2012

Gestational Weight Gain Generally Does Not Influence Child Cognitive Development

A child’s cognitive development is not generally impacted by how much weight his or her mother gained during pregnancy, according to a study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Feb 27, 2012

Nationwide Children's Hospital Website Ranks in Top 10 National List

A study published in The Journal of Healthcare Management has named Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s website in the top ten on its list of 25 best hospital or health system websites in the U.S. “Effective U.S.

Feb 27, 2012

Tickets Still Available for Weekend Performances of Seussical

Tickets are still available for this weekend’s production of Seussical presented by Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Seussical is a magical musical extravaganza featuring favorite Dr.

Feb 24, 2012

Kerry Waple Receives the 2012 Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Dedicated Service Award

Kerry Waple, senior athletic trainer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine has received the GLATA Dedicated Service Award. Kerry earned her Bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and her Master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

Feb 22, 2012

Study: Muscle Regeneration May Provide Ideal Environment for Rhabdomyosarcoma

Inflammation, cell division and cell differentiation that occur during skeletal muscle regeneration may provide an ideal environment for the highly malignant tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma to arise.

Feb 21, 2012

Guideline: Monitoring Spinal Cord During Surgery May Help Prevent Paralysis

The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of muscle function, related to the surgeries.

Feb 16, 2012

Volunteer registration opens for the 2012 Nationwide Childrens Hospital Invitational

Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the sixth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational opens today, February 16 at www.nchigolf.com. “Volunteer support is essential to the success of the Tournament,” said Tournament Director, Kip McBride.

Feb 15, 2012

Grant Provides Funding Toward Gene Therapy Clinical Trial to Replace the DMD Gene in All of the Leg Muscles of Duchenne Patients

Investigators in the Center for Gene Therapy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are working toward an approach to replace the defective gene in Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD) by treating all of the muscles in the leg, thanks to funding from Jesse’s Journey.

Feb 14, 2012

Childrens Miracle Network in central Ohio receives $108,000 from Walmart Regional Distribution Center and Transportation Offices

Representatives from Walmart’s Grove City Regional Distribution and Transportation Facility today presented a check for $108,162 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its continued care for the children in central Ohio.

Feb 14, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Visits Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Promotes Water Safety

On Wednesday, February 15 Rangers from the Scioto Area Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio to teach visitors and patients of the hospital about water safety.

Feb 13, 2012

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Invites Current, Former Patients to Become Special Part of the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon

Recently, it was announced that Nationwide Children’s Hospital would be the title beneficiary of the newly named, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon, for the next three years.

Feb 13, 2012

Study Shows Children with IBD Have Difficulty in School, Mostly due to Absences

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have difficulty functioning in school, particularly because their tendency to internalize problems can impact attendance.

Feb 09, 2012

Three Marketing and Public Relations Internships Offered Summer 2012 at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

POSITION 1: Media Relations Intern FULL-TIME PAID This position will assist the media relations team with reactive and proactive media/public relations strategies for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its entities.

Feb 07, 2012

Loves Travel Stops and Jeffersonville Hardees® Contribute $30,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

As a participant in the 2011 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH) Campaign, Love’s travel stops in the Columbus market raised $30,357 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, making them one of the CMNH top locations for percentage increase from 2010.

Feb 03, 2012

Media Advisory: Support Ansleys Campaign and Support Patients at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: Support “Ansley’s Campaign” and Support Patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Moochie & Co. at Tuttle hosts event Saturday afternoon featuring Nationwide Children’s very own four-legged “M.D.” – Medical Dog – Ansley; stock up for

Feb 02, 2012

Renowned Pediatric Cardiology Physician-Scientist Linda Cripe Joins Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Linda H. Cripe, MD, a distinguished pediatric cardiologist, has joined the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cripe will also be a member of the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr.

Jan 31, 2012

Preeminent Pediatric Cancer Physician-Scientist Timothy Cripe Joins Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Oncologist and cancer researcher, Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cripe will also be a member of the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Jan 31, 2012

Study: Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents Improves Obesity-related Diseases Within First Two Years

Today, about one in five children in the United States are obese. That means that in just one generation alone the number of obese kids in this country has quadrupled.

Jan 30, 2012

National Study Shows Majority of Self-Harming Adolescents Dont Receive a Mental Health Assessment During Emergency Room Visit

A national study of Medicaid data shows most young people who present to emergency departments with deliberate self-harm are discharged to the community, without receiving an emergency mental health assessment.

Jan 30, 2012

Dr. Jonathan Thackeray Appointed Leadership Roles Supporting Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Jonathan Thackeray, MD, has been named medical director of The Center for Family Safety and Healing and chief of the Division of Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr.

Jan 24, 2012

Tickets On Sale for Seussical

Tickets are available for the production of Seussical presented by Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Seussical is a magical musical extravaganza featuring favorite Dr.

Jan 20, 2012

New suits brighten outlook for young sickle cell patients

John Martin (Columbus, 43224) receives blood transfusions every four weeks and has done so since he was 4 years old. The 21-year-old continually smiles warmly and hopes to be healthy enough to land a job, and also coach basketball, in the future.

Jan 18, 2012

Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon, Nationwide Insurance Partner with Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Today, the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon and Nationwide Insurance are making Nationwide Children’s Hospital the title beneficiary of the annual running and walking event, renaming it the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon.

Jan 17, 2012

Media Advisory: The Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon To Make Announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 18

WHAT: Announcement for the 33rd annual event which is slated for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 10 a.m. WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center (OCC) entrance 555 S.

Jan 17, 2012

Childhood Cancer Research Grant Awarded to The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

It takes life-saving research and access to clinical trials to help children with cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, awarded an infrastructure grant of $47,000 to the Biopathology Center (BPC), housed in

Dec 28, 2011

Investigators to Study a New Way to Assess Heart Function in Children on Life Support

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are evaluating a new way to assess cardiac function while children are supported by mechanical life support, thanks to a $110,000 two-year grant from the American Heart Association.

Dec 28, 2011

Dental Health Experts at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Remind Parents About Scheduling Infants for Dental Visits

While infants under 12 months old may only have a few teeth, experts say they should been seen by a dentist within the first year of life. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s revised guidelines on infant oral health recommend infants 6 to 12 months old should to be seen by a

Dec 27, 2011

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Improves Neurodevelopmental Outcomes and Lowers Readmissions

The use of an interdisciplinary team approach has led to better outcomes for infants who suffer from bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the most common pulmonary complication of prematurity.

Dec 20, 2011

Bob Evans Farms and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Partner to Improve Pediatric Diabetes Care

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to fund the Bob Evans Family Clinical Diabetes Pediatric Research Fund. Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Dec 15, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named Semi-Finalist for TechColumbus Innovation Awards

On Thursday, February 2, 2012 the annual TechColumbus Innovation Awards will showcase Central Ohio’s many achievements by honoring its top innovators. It is a night of networking, prestige, and celebration. Winners in 13 award categories will be announced to an audience of 1,100+ attendees.

Dec 14, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Adds Three to Neonatology Team

Nationwide Children’s Hospital welcomes three new neonatologists to the Section of Neonatology: Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD, Susan Lynch, MD, and Nehal Parikh, DO, MS.

Dec 12, 2011

Media Advisory: 2nd Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration

WHAT: 2nd Annual Bariatric Surgery Celebration Bariatric surgery patients and families welcomed back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate their successes WHEN: Monday, December 12, 2011 6 p.m.

Dec 09, 2011

Media Advisory: Christines Christmas Saturday Evening

WHAT: “Christine’s Christmas” Saturday Evening Concert honors and celebrates the life of Christine Wilson; benefits the Burn Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2011 8 p.m. – media opportunity *doors open at 7 p.m.

Dec 09, 2011

Dr. Don Hayes Appointed Medical Director of Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, recently joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as medical director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant programs. He comes to Nationwide Children’s from the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he served as the medical director of various programs

Dec 08, 2011

Media Advisory: Songs for Sound Event Friday Evening at the Bluestone

WHAT: “Songs for Sound” Event Friday Evening at the Bluestone Event benefits the ENT program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital WHEN: Friday, December 9, 2011 7-11 p.m. – media opportunity WHERE: Bluestone 583 East Broad St.

Dec 08, 2011

Distinguished Guests Recognized at Youth Sports Safety Summit for Contributions to Education, Research and Legislation

The Youth Sports Safety Alliance is dedicated to bringing attention to the issue of safety in youth sports. With 65 member organizations, there are literally hundreds of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing preventive measures and interventions.

Dec 07, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert During Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish the shopping, decorating and baking. As the number of days left in the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for playing with your child and sharing holiday traditions as a

Dec 07, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Proves to be an Innovator in Web Excellence

In 2011, Nationwide Children’s Hospital was awarded several web awards in a variety of categories including overall website, blogs and social media channels. The website, www.NationwideChildrens.org, was redesigned in 2011 to reflect a new look and enhanced social media integration.

Dec 07, 2011

Nationwide Children's Hospital Selected a 2011 Leapfrog Top Children's Hospital

The Leapfrog Group’s annual class of top hospitals – 65 from a field of nearly 1200 – was announced yesterday in Washington, D.C., and included Nationwide Children’s Hospital on the list of only ten children’s hospitals.

Dec 05, 2011

Tobias Elected Chairperson-Elect of AAP Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine has elected Joseph D. Tobias, MD, FAAP, Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to the position of Chairperson-Elect. Dr.

Dec 05, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Unveils First Mobile Application

According to a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, more than 80 percent of American adults own a cell phone, and about half of these users have used their cell phone at least once to get information they needed right away.

Dec 01, 2011

Dr. Gary Smith Receives CPSC Chairmans Circle of Commendation Award

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Chairman Inez Tenenbaum has awarded the first Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Awards to five individuals and groups for their exceptional contributions to consumer product safety.

Dec 01, 2011

Ohio Healthy Weight Outcomes Coalition Part of Elite Group Participating in National Program

With obesity levels in the United States at all-time highs, healthcare leaders are working together to address local concerns through “Collaborate for Healthy Weight,” a nationwide initiative led by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and the Health

Nov 30, 2011

Study details the effects of computerized neurocognitive testing for high school athletes with concussions

Only 40% of United States (US) high schools use computerized neurocognitive tests when assessing sport-related concussions, according to researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston. This is unfortunate, as these neurocognitive assessments are capable of detecting incomplete recovery.

Nov 30, 2011

The Diabetes Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Recognized by American Diabetes Association

The Diabetes Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital was awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for meeting National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

Nov 30, 2011

Ticket Sales Kick off for Seussical the Musical

Ticket sales began today for “Seussical,” presented by Pleasure Guild (PG) of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with performances scheduled for March 2, 3 and 4, 2012, at the Palace Theatre in Columbus.

Nov 28, 2011

World AIDS Day Helps Community Remember the Past and Paves Steps for the Future

Hundreds of Central Ohioans will participate in World AIDS Day events on December 1. World AIDS Day, started in 1988, provides an opportunity for the community to raise funds, increase awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, fight prejudice, and improve HIV education.

Nov 23, 2011

AAPD Announces Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Director

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo as Director of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center (POHRPC).

Nov 22, 2011

Physicians at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Warn Consumers of the Dangers of Button Batteries

With the increasing production of electronic products in the consumer market, more button batteries are found in the home setting. From remote controls and watches to musical greeting cards and toys, these small, shiny objects are the perfect size for a curious child to swallow or even push into

Nov 22, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Sessions on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Tuesday, November 29 and Tuesday, December 13, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. Both sessions begin at 5 p.m.

Nov 18, 2011

The Center for Family Safety and Healing

The Family Violence Coalition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has a new name. Effective immediately, it will be known as The Center for Family Safety and Healing.

Nov 17, 2011

Bacteria Responsible for Middle Ear Infections, Pink Eye and Sinusitis May Protect Themselves by Stealing Immune Molecules

Bacteria responsible for middle ear infections, pink eye and sinusitis protect themselves from further immune attack by transporting molecules meant to destroy them away from their inner membrane target, according to a study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nov 16, 2011

Study: Children Experience Differing Changes One Year After a Siblings Death from Cancer

The majority of children experience personal changes and changes in relationships one year after their sibling has died from cancer; however, positive and negative changes are not universal.

Nov 16, 2011

Shepherd Appointed Neonatology Section Chief at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Edward G. Shepherd, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Section of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shepherd has served as a neonatologist at Nationwide Children’s since 2005 while also holding a role as assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State

Nov 15, 2011

Songs for Sound: Behind The Music

Join us for Songs for Sound: Behind The Music on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Bluestone (583 East Broad St.) from 7 to 11 p.m. This intimate evening with the Nashville singer/songwriters directly benefits the ENT program at Nationwide Children’s.

Nov 14, 2011

Columbus Physician Receives AMA Young Physician Award

The American Medical Association (AMA) today awarded Don Hayes, M.D., medical director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, with the Dr. William Beaumont Award in Medicine.

Nov 14, 2011

Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces New Surgeons Deans and Minneci to Lead Center for Surgical Outcomes Research

Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc, and Peter C. Minneci, MD, MHSc, have joined the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will co-direct the new Center for Surgical Outcomes Research (CSOR) at Nationwide Children’s.

Nov 10, 2011

Survey details inconsistencies in how concussions are managed in high school athletes

Concussions account for nearly 15 percent of all sport-related injuries in high school athletes, according to researchers at Children's Hospital Boston.

Nov 10, 2011

"Christines Christmas" Concert Slated for December 10

During the holidays, we reflect on loved ones who have touched our lives and hearts. In 2003, Christine Wilson and four of her friends perished in a tragic arson near the campus of The Ohio State University.

Nov 10, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns National Distinction as a Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Team

The Commission on the Approval of Teams of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) recently voted to fully approve the Cleft Lip and Palate Center and the Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a

Nov 09, 2011

Kinder Key Calls for Caroling Groups

Celebrate the holiday season by organizing a group of friends, family or co-workers to sing songs of cheer and bring new hope to young hearts for the annual Kinder Key holiday caroling drive – Caroling for a Cause.

Nov 09, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Transport Team Receives Award from the Association of Air Medical Services

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is proud to announce its 2011 Community Awards recipients. Each year, these national awards are presented to individuals and organizations that exemplify the best of the air-medical and critical-care-ground transport community.

Nov 07, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Quality Care Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

During a ceremony held November 5, 2011 in Anaheim, Calif., the Pulmonary Medicine team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital received the 2011 Quality Care Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Nov 07, 2011

Study Finds Orally-Fed Infants Experience More Instances of Acid Reflux than Tube-Fed Infants

Infants who are fed through a tube from the nasal cavity to the stomach are not at an increased risk for acid reflux events. However, that is not the case for infants who are orally-fed; these infants having a higher risk of developing acid reflux.

Nov 02, 2011

Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State Researchers Design a Viral Vector to Treat a Genetic Form of Blindness

Researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a viral vector designed to deliver a gene into the eyes of people born with an inherited, progressive form of blindness that affects mainly males.

Nov 02, 2011

Kroger Matches Customer Contribution for $200,000 Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Kroger customers confirmed “Kids Come First” when they donated $100,000 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, during Child Safety Month in September.

Nov 01, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announces Successful Completion of Miracles At Play Challenge Supported by Nationwide Insurance and Wolfe Associates, Inc.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today the successful completion of the Miracles At Play challenge with 100,000 people signing up to support the movement, resulting in a $100,000 gift from Wolfe Associates, Inc.

Oct 25, 2011

Time Warner Cable, Mid Ohio to Donate Teddy Bears and Backpacks to Nationwide Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit

WHAT: Twenty employees from Time Warner Cable, Mid Ohio will donate custom made teddy bears and Connect A Million Minds backpacks to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit staff for distribution to patients living with cancer.

Oct 24, 2011

Gail Besner, MD, Receives R01 Grant from National Institutes of Health to Continue Research on Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Gail Besner, MD, principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a 4-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her work on heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) and

Oct 24, 2011

TWIG Bazaar Slated for November 13 at Ohio Expo Center

In its 89th year, the TWIG Bazaar is back and offers attendees the opportunity to purchase unique, handcrafted gifts created by TWIG members with all proceeds benefitting the Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Bazaar will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Oct 20, 2011

Columbus Hospitals Awarded Grant for Neuroscience Trials

As part of a select group of 25 national clinical sites, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital received a seven year grant which supports clinical trials for neurologic diseases.

Oct 20, 2011

'Design Magic' to Benefit Safe Kids Central Ohio

The public is invited to hear “Design Magic” with renowned interior designer, Sally Morse on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. in Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25 and proceeds benefit Safe Kids Central Ohio.

Oct 19, 2011

Media Advisory: A special day for a Nationwide Childrens Hospital family as they prepare to move into newly built home

WHAT: A special day for a Nationwide Children’s Hospital family as they prepare to move into newly built home Nationwide Children’s Hospital partners with City of Columbus, United Way to build home near hospital to accommodate family’s needs WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10

Oct 14, 2011

Media Advisory: Macys to Present Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: Macy’s to Present Donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Gift part of the Memorial Tournament Bears for Children’s Program WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2011 11:30 a.m. *11:15 a.m.

Oct 14, 2011

Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders Textbook Published

Two decades after the first edition, a third edition of the definitive textbook on stroke in children -- Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders -- has been published by Demos Medical Publishing of New York City. Lead author E.

Oct 11, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Clinical Trial to Use Drug to Boost Immune System Function in Critically Injured Children, May Prevent Infection

Thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will test the ability of a drug commonly used to improve immune function in pediatric cancer patients to help prevent hospital-acquired infection after severe trauma.

Oct 05, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns Spot on the 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named to the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. Nationwide Children’s ranked 107 on the list.

Oct 04, 2011

Study Finds that Childrens Asthma Care Measure Compliance is Not Associated with Reductions in Readmissions or Emergency Room Visits

One of three Children’s Asthma Care (CAC) core measures adopted by the Joint Commission shows no significant link between measure compliance and a decrease in asthma-related readmission or emergency care following an initial admission for treatment of asthma, according to a study in the

Oct 03, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Researchers Receive Neurology Award for Contribution to Clinical Neuroscience

Jerry Mendell, MD, director of the Center for Gene Therapy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and his fellow researchers, are the latest recipients of the Annals of Neurology prize for an outstanding contribution to clinical neuroscience. The study which helped Dr.

Oct 03, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents of Asthmatic Children to be Proactive This Flu and Allergy Season

With cold and flu season quickly approaching, and allergy season already upon us, doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital remind parents to take simple action steps that will protect their asthmatic children from having severe flare-ups.

Oct 03, 2011

'Cards for Kids' Slated for October 18

TWIG III invites participants to ‘Deal A Hand’ for Nationwide Children’s Hospital by attending Cards for Kids on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive in Upper Arlington.

Oct 01, 2011

Media Advisory: A Special Day for Those Who Cherish Every Day Survivorship Celebration

WHAT: A Special Day for Those Who Cherish Every Day Survivorship Celebration Nationwide Children’s Hospital cancer survivors celebrate with families, friends and hospital staff Sunday in Hilliard WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2011 1:30 p.m. – media opportunity *event lasts until 5 p.m.

Sep 30, 2011

Pumpkinpalooza Rescheduled for October 8 Due to Weather

The 3rd annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, benefiting the Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala due to the weather and wet conditions.

Sep 21, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Applauds House of Representatives for Passing Reauthorization of Childrens Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital applauds the House of Representatives for voting in favor of H.R. 1852 which reauthorizes the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.

Sep 19, 2011

TWIG N Treasures Tag Sale September 23-25 to benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WIG 2 and 3 will host TWIG N’ Treasures Tag Sale benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital Friday-Sunday, September 23-25, 2011 in the Bexley Square Shopping Center located at 2216 E. Main St. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon – 4 p.m.

Sep 19, 2011

Team Benjamin Sets Its Sights on Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon

Seven-year-old Benjamin Cox is almost certain to cross the finish line of the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon one small step ahead of his father, Matt Cox (the Cox family is from Cleveland, OH 44114).

Sep 15, 2011

Kohls Donates More Than $300,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Kohl’s Department Store, through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, will announce a $306,153 donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital during a check presentation ceremony Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s Fall Festival.

Sep 14, 2011

Inaugural Live Comedy Event to Help Terminally Ill Kids

Pleasure Guild, an auxiliary women’s volunteer group of Nationwide Children’s Hospital that fundraises specifically on behalf of the hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program, will host “Laughing, Living, Giving” on October 5, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sep 13, 2011

Autism Speaks Launches "Blood Draw" Tool Kit; Practical Guidance for Parents and Providers

For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), routine medical procedures such as having their blood drawn can be very difficult. Communication and social interaction deficits and reliance on fixed routines experienced by many children with ASD are the significant factors to be considered when

Sep 12, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Award for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the first businesses in the state to be awarded the Healthy Ohio Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Sep 12, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Honors 2011 Career Contribution Award Recipients

Nationwide Children’s Hospital staff and friends gathered Wednesday, September 7, to honor four recipients of the 2011 Career Contribution Awards. The special distinction is awarded by Nationwide Children’s medical staff to a select few of its most highly respected peers.

Sep 09, 2011

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Center and 22q Center Family Support Groups Kick-Off

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Center and 22q Center Family Support Groups Kick-Off WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 1 to 2:30 pm (all will take a break from enjoying The Zoo and gather together) WHERE: The Columbus Zoo Waters Edge Boardwalk Shelters (near

Sep 09, 2011

Media Advisory: Kroger Kids Come First Campaign Kick-Off Celebration

WHAT: Kroger “Kids Come First” Campaign Kick-Off Celebration Kroger campaign benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital; runs through October 1, 2011 WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2011 4 - 6 p.m.

Sep 08, 2011

Media Advisory: Lauren Cheney of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Visits with Patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital

WHAT: Lauren Cheney of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Visits with Patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Cheney, treated for a congenital heart defect as a child, visits with cardiac patients at the hospital WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2011 8:30 a.m.

Sep 07, 2011

HIMSS Analytics Honors Nationwide Childrens Hospital with Stage 6 Recognition

HIMSS Analytics announced Nationwide Children’s Hospital has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). Nationwide Children’s is one of only five hospitals in Ohio and the first Ohio children’s hospital to achieve Stage 6.

Sep 06, 2011

Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program Saves Infants from Lifetime of Feeding Tubes

An innovative approach to treating neonatal feeding problems at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has allowed infants who were struggling to feed orally to be discharged earlier and without feeding tubes, subsequently saving millions of annual healthcare charges.

Sep 01, 2011

Research Program Gives High School Students the Opportunity to Work Next to Researchers at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

For the past six years, a special group of high school students trade in their summer nights to research cancer and disease topics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Aug 31, 2011

Joliet Franciscan Sisters announce the 2011 Honorees of the Mother Alfred Moes Award and The Franciscan Heritage Award

The Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate of Joliet, Illinois, are pleased to announce the 2011 honorees for the Mother Alfred Moes Award and The Franciscan Heritage Award. Among the honorees are three from the Joliet-area and a Columbus, Ohio, resident.

Aug 30, 2011

Ohio Dental Association Foundation Surpasses $544,000 in Scholarships and Grants Awarded

The Ohio Dental Association Foundation (ODAF), largely supported by Ohio Dental Association member dentists, has now awarded more than half a million dollars to support dental education to students and programs throughout Ohio.

Aug 23, 2011

MDA Collaborates with AVI BioPharma on First Phase 2 Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of Exon-51 Skipping Drug as Potential Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

More than a decade of targeted Muscular Dystrophy Association-funded research, made possible as a result of generous public support of the MDA Labor Day Telethon and thousands of grassroots special events, has culminated in MDA providing financial assistance for the start of the first phase 2

Aug 23, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Sessions on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Tuesday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 6, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. Both sessions begin at 5 p.m.

Aug 22, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Counts Down to New Campus Opening

Today, Nationwide Children’s Hospital marked a major milestone toward the opening of its expanded downtown campus by unveiling concepts for new hospital interiors, outdoor green space as well as a refreshed identity and logo.

Aug 22, 2011

New Study Examines Window Fall-Related Injuries Among Youth

Windows are a part of everyday life for children in the United States. While many parents know that windows can be a hazard for their child, they may not be aware just how often things can take a turn for the worse.

Aug 19, 2011

Media Advisory: Countdown Celebration for the Opening of the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Children's

WHAT: Countdown Celebration for the Opening of the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Children’s Hospital unveils new look and new design elements as part of less than one year to go celebration WHEN: Monday, August 22, 2011 10 a.m.

Aug 16, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: CareSource Presents "The Best Defense is a Strong Offense" Dominique Wilkins Visits NCH to Educate Families on Diabetes Management

CareSource presents “The Best Defense is a Strong Offense” with NBA Hall of Famer and former player of the Atlanta Hawks, Dominique Wilkins. This event is free and open to the public.

Aug 10, 2011

Human-Cell-Derived Model of ALS Provides a New Way to Study the Majority of Cases

For decades, scientists have studied a laboratory mouse model that develops signs of the paralyzing disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as they age.

Aug 08, 2011

New Study Helps Clarify Symptoms and Characteristics of Acid Reflux in Neonates

Modifying stomach acid levels may not be enough to treat symptoms in neonates suspected of having gastroesophageal reflux disease. According to a study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, this is the first study to classify reflux and its associated symptoms in neonates based on how and what

Aug 05, 2011

'Grab the Bull by the Horns' and Take On This Year's Bull Run

The 8th Annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, will kick off Saturday, August 6, 2011 at McPherson Commons, also known as Arch Park, located at 218 West Street in Columbus.

Aug 05, 2011

Patient Conference on Little-Known Brain Disorder To Be Held at Nationwide Children's Hospital, August 13-14, 2011

Intracranial hypertension (IH) patients, their families and others will travel from across the country, Canada and the Mideast to attend the 2011 Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation Patient Conference at Nationwide Children's Hospital on August 13-14, 2011.

Aug 02, 2011

New Program Educates Teachers about Working with Students Post-Concussion

According to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, concussions among middle and high school students are skyrocketing sending more than 100,000 adolescents and children a year to the emergency room.

Jul 27, 2011

Columbus Hyundai Dealers Join Hyundai Motor America to Support Childhood Cancer Research Through 2011 Hope on Wheels Program

The Columbus Hyundai Dealers joined Hyundai Motor America today in awarding Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a Hyundai Scholar Grant in the amount of $50,000. The funds will be given to Dr.

Jul 25, 2011

Nelin Appointed Neonatology Division Chief at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Leif Nelin, M.D., has been appointed Chief of the Division of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. “Dr.

Jul 21, 2011

Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards from GroundWork group

Eleven Central Ohio nonprofits were honored and the nonprofit community was celebrated this afternoon at GroundWork group Columbus’s inaugural Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards before a crowd of 200 nonprofit organization representatives, business and community leaders at the OSU Fawcett Center

Jul 20, 2011

Pleasure Guild Announces Nearly $350,000 Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Pleasure Guild, a 103-year-old organization committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care program, recently presented a check totaling $346,238.20 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jul 19, 2011

As Budget Battles Are Waged, Central Ohio Family Speaks Out for Preserving Childrens Access to Care

One Pickerington family is bringing their story of heartache and hope to Washington D.C. this month to help Congress understand the importance of protecting pediatric care in face of growing budget concerns.

Jul 12, 2011

Junior Golf Classic Slated for July 18 at The Ohio State University Golf Club

The 19th Annual Junior Golf Classic, presented by the Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is set for Monday, July 18, 2011 at The Ohio State University Golf Club, Gray Course, and is open and free to spectators. Event proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s.

Jul 05, 2011

6-year-old Boy Receives "Bloodless" Heart Transplant at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Between injuries from severe storms that ripped across the country this spring, to the typical blood donation shortage seen each and every summer, experts say that the nation’s blood supply is running low.

Jun 28, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Staff Exceeds Goal for Operation Feed Campaign

While times may be tough, the staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has come together to help give back to the central Ohio community. Through Nationwide Children’s 2011 Operation Feed Campaign, staff exceeded its original 2011 goal and raised more than 184,000 meals for the Mid-Ohio

Jun 20, 2011

New Study Uncovers the Dangers of Portable Pools

As the weather gets warmer, many parents will turn to pools to keep their family cool. Due to their low cost and ease of use, portable pools - which include wading pools, inflatable pools and soft-sided, self-rising pools - have become an increasingly popular alternative to expensive in-ground

Jun 14, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Sessions on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, July 7, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. Both sessions begin at 5 p.m.

Jun 09, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Sean Gleeson Appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management

Sean Gleeson (43081), MD, a physician in Ambulatory Pediatrics and vice president of Community Health and Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently appointed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Board of Directors as a member of the national Steering Committee on Quality

Jun 08, 2011

Two Brothers Born With Forms of Cleft Lip and Palate Raises Awareness of Condition and Risk Factors

Carter and Mason Osborne have a lot in common. Not only are they brothers who love to laugh, they also share one unique characteristic; they were born with forms of cleft lip and palate.

Jun 02, 2011

Fairfield Medical Center Uses Telemedicine Technology

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Fairfield Medical Center have come together to provide families from rural areas the chance to benefit from the pediatric expertise Nationwide Children’s specialists have to offer.

Jun 02, 2011

Researchers at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receive New Grant to Study How Pediatric Brain Tumor, Ependymoma, Develops

Armed with new grant support, investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital plan to examine how a common gene of the nervous system leads to the development of a devastating brain tumor, ependymoma. Robert A.

May 31, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Honorable Mention in 2011 RACE for Results

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was one of four hospitals to receive recognition for successful improvement projects by the Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA).

May 25, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Researchers Receive NIH Grant for the Move Toward Clinical Trials Targeting the Lysosomal Storage Disease MPSIIIB

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help move a therapy for MPS IIIB that has been shown effective in mice toward clinical trials in humans.

May 25, 2011

The 4th Annual Megans Miles Run/Walk to be Held May 29

The 4th Annual Megan’s Miles Run/Walk, benefitting Muscular Dystrophy research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held on Sunday, May 29 at noon at Central Crossing High School.

May 17, 2011

Nationwide Children's Hospital Ranks in All Ten Specialties in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-2012 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been ranked in all 10 specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

May 13, 2011

Media Advisory: Kick-Off Planting Party for New Community Garden Located Near Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: Kick-Off Planting Party for New Community Garden Located Near Nationwide Children’s Hospital Garden intended for neighbors, community of the hospital; maintained by Nationwide Children’s employees through the summer months WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2011 8:30 a.m.

May 12, 2011

2011 BIA Parade of Homes Slated for June 11 - 26

The 2011 Parade of Homes, presented by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of central Ohio, will run Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 26 at Olentangy Falls in Delaware, Ohio. The BIA/Fifth Third Bank Preview Party will take place 6 – 10 p.m. Friday, June 10.

May 12, 2011

Lavender Ribbons Hosts a dvine affair June 3

Lavender Ribbons, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer support in central Ohio including cancer support offered at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host a d’vine affair Friday, June 3, 2011.

May 10, 2011

St. Ritas Medical Center and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Announce New Relationship

The Pediatric Spring Symposium held May 7, 2011, at St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center marked the beginning of a new relationship for St. Rita’s Medical Center (SRMC) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).

May 10, 2011

2011 BIA Parade of Homes CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is searching for volunteers for the 2011 BIA Parade of Homes slated for June 11-26 at Olentangy Falls in Delaware, Ohio. Volunteers are being sought to serve as hosts in select homes during the Parade.

May 09, 2011

A New Study on Self-Injury Behavior Encourages Quick and Targeted Intervention

While the disturbing act of self-injury is nothing new to adolescents, researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have identified a more severe type of behavior that is raising some concern among medical professionals.

May 04, 2011

Catheterization Recommended for Treating Pediatric Heart Conditions

Doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool in addition to its established role in diagnosing children with heart defects, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.

May 03, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Ironton Close To HomeSM Center and ChildLab Moves to New Site in South Point, Ohio

Effective, May 2, 2011, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Close To HomeSM Center in Ironton, Ohio will move to 55 Township Road, 508E, South Point, Ohio 45680 for approximately six months.

Apr 29, 2011

Merger Creates New Family Violence Coalition

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors Chair Abigail Wexner announced today the merger of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy (CCFA) with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence (CCAFV).

Apr 28, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Study Identifies Second Gene Associated with Specific Congenital Heart Defects

A gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that result in obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract.

Apr 26, 2011

Dr. William E. Shiels, II, Awarded the Dr. Floyd J. Trenery Memorial Medal at the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR) Convention

William E. Shiels, II, DO, FAOCR, was awarded the 2011 Dr. Floyd J. Trenery Memorial Medal at the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR) Annual Convention held in Palm Beach, Florida in early April. The Dr. Floyd J.

Apr 18, 2011

New charity event brings to life Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Childrens Hospital alliance

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance introduced today the inaugural Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance, a new tradition that brings to life the recently established alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide

Apr 18, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Session on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a Bariatric Surgery Information Session to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. The session begins at 5 p.m.

Apr 14, 2011

Media Advisory: The inaugural Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance

WHAT The inaugural Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance. A new and unique philanthropic event in the central Ohio. Speakers will include Jack Nicklaus, LPGA Hall of Fame member and 2011 Memorial Tournament Honoree, Nancy Lopez and CBS golf commentator, David Feherty WHO Jack and

Apr 14, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Accepted to Neonatal Research Network

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been accepted to join an elite group of research centers dedicated to studying neonatal medicine. The Neonatal Research Network, developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), is comprised of 18 research centers focused around

Apr 12, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Expands Plastic Surgery Services; Focuses on Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

When it comes to plastic surgery, the changing of one’s physical appearance is normally just the first step of a long process. Expert surgery is only the beginning, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital recognizes the importance of caring for the whole child.

Apr 12, 2011

New National Study Finds Increase in Football-Related Injuries Among Youth

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an estimated 5.25 million football-related injuries among children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years of age were treated in U.S.

Apr 11, 2011

New Study Conducted by Nationwide Childrens Hospital Finds Compounds Show Promise in Blocking STAT3 Signaling As Treatment for Osteosarcoma

A study appearing in the journal Investigational New Drugs and conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, discovered that two new small molecule inhibitors are showing promise in blocking STAT3, a protein linked to the most common malignant bone tumor, osteosarcoma.

Apr 11, 2011

Dr. Sudarshan Jadcherla Receives Pediatric Science Award from International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, FRCPI, DCH, AGAF, was awarded the Senior Investigator, Pediatric Science Award at the 9th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in early April. Dr.

Apr 06, 2011

The Ohio State University Medical Center Testing New Approach for Aortic Valve Stenosis

A new approach to aortic valve replacement holds promise for better outcomes and more treatment options for patients who are considered inoperable today.

Apr 04, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Enlists Medical Animatics to Launch Innovative Child Safety Game

Medical Animatics, a 3D animation company, was asked by Ohio based Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide the technology component expertise for the hospital’s “Play It Safe” innovative educational flash game for youth.

Apr 01, 2011

Public Invited to Join Credit Unions for Marching Miles Event to Support Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Credit Unions throughout Columbus and surrounding areas are hosting a walk to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Anyone interested in contributing is encouraged to participate in the walk to be held on Monday, April 4.

Mar 29, 2011

Evening of Hope Featuring Edwin McCain to Benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Eighth Annual “Evening of Hope” to benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 8 p.m. at Bon Vie Bistro and Wine Bar, located at Easton Town Center.

Mar 28, 2011

Ride 4 Autism Bike Tour Slated for April 30

The 5th Annual Ride 4 Autism, presented by Cyclist Connection, will be held on Saturday, April 30 in Canal Winchester. This year, all proceeds will benefit patients and families served at the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Mar 22, 2011

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Celebrates Quality Improvement Efforts, Patient Safety Results with Ohio Hospitals

An effort to improve quality and make Ohio the safest state in the nation for health care has garnered national attention. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius visited Nationwide Children’s Hospital today to celebrate the achievements of Solutions for Patient Safety,

Mar 14, 2011

Winifred Payne of Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives Award from Lifeline of Ohio

Several individuals and institutions were honored Saturday, March 5, 2011 by Lifeline of Ohio for their roles in saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

Mar 11, 2011

Doctors deliver high-tech training to Central America

Two surgeons from Central Ohio recently traveled to Nicaragua on a humanitarian mission to treat children with serious ear, nose and throat conditions.

Mar 11, 2011

Pedal-with-Pete Foundation Donates $28,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Cerebral Palsy Research

In August 2010, the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation hosted its annual Ride for Pete’s Sake Bike Ride to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy. With more than 630 riders, attendees raised more than $40,000 for Cerebral Palsy research.

Mar 10, 2011

Media Advisory: Brain Injury Town Hall to be held at Nationwide Children's Hospital

WHAT: The town hall is part of the Sarah Jane Brain Project’s 40+ state national brain injury tour. This particular event will be a panel discussion addressing “Community Reintegration after Traumatic Brain Injury.” WHEN: Friday, March 11, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Mar 08, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sports Medicine Provides Recommendations for Return-to-Play After Sustaining a Concussion

The number of kids who participate in youth sports has grown exponentially over the last 10 years, which gives way to the importance of athletic trainers who care for injuries that may occur.

Mar 04, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Information Session on Weight Loss Surgery for Adolescents

On Monday, March 28, 2011, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a Bariatric Surgery Information Session to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. The session begins at 5 p.m.

Mar 03, 2011

Media Advisory: Read Across America Celebration at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: Read Across America Celebration at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ohio First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich to participate in literacy event with more than 100 head start children from Franklin County WHEN: Friday, March 4, 2011 1:15 p.m.

Mar 02, 2011

BRAVO! Donates $11,877 to Nationwide Children's Hospital

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, a BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group concept, donated $11,877 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate BBRG’s new partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as well as their new restaurant at Lennox Town Center, which opened on February 9, 2011.

Mar 01, 2011

New National Study Finds Boxing Injuries on the Rise; Youth Head Injury Rates Also Concerning

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing.

Feb 28, 2011

New Study Identifies the Medical and Financial Impact of Drug-related Poisonings Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments

Over the past decade, drug-related poisonings have been on the rise in the United States. In fact, in many states drug-related poisoning deaths have now surpassed motor vehicle crash fatalities to become the leading cause of injury death.

Feb 22, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Joins Autism Treatment Network

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been selected to join the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), connecting Columbus with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Missouri as the nation’s only ATN institutions in the Midwest region.

Feb 21, 2011

$1.9 Million NIH Grant Supports Research in the Most Common Soft Tissue Tumor in Children

A nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital search for biomarkers that may be linked to the development and outcome of hemangiomas, the most common soft tissue tumor in children.

Feb 17, 2011

New National Study Finds 9,500 Emergency Department Visits Related to Cribs, Playpens and Bassinets Each Year in U.S.

Parents and caregivers have traditionally relied on cribs, playpens and bassinets to protect children while they sleep. The massive crib recalls followed by the announcement in December 2010 by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban drop-side cribs have caused many

Feb 15, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Open GI Clinic at Mansfield Close to Home Center

To help meet the growing demand of gastroenterology needs in the Mansfield area, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will open a Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition clinic at the Mansfield Close To HomeSM Center.

Feb 14, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Launches Miracles At Play

Today, on Valentines Day, Nationwide Children’s Hospital joined with partners from Nationwide Insurance and the City of Columbus to introduce “Miracles At Play” – what the hospital hopes to be a community-wide movement aimed at celebrating the many miracles that take place

Feb 11, 2011

Media Advisory: Giant Children to Invade Downtown Columbus on Valentines Day

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital to launch “Miracles At Play,” with the unveiling of a dramatic new downtown wallscape donated by Nationwide.

Feb 09, 2011

SPAGIO and SPAGIO Cellars Presents Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars Slated for February 28

SPAGIO and SPAGIO Cellars announces its 14th Annual “Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars” to benefit the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s, a program that supports the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

Feb 07, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Break Ground in 2011 for First, Suburban Surgery Center in Westerville

To help accommodate the growth of pediatric surgical services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital plans to open its first suburban surgery center. Located in Westerville, Ohio, the center will be an extension of the current surgery services on the main campus, giving patient families another

Feb 03, 2011

New National Study Finds Mountain Bike-Related Injuries Down 56 Percent

Mountain biking, also known as off-road biking, is a great way to stay physically active while enjoying nature and exploring the outdoors. The good news is that mountain biking-related injuries have decreased.

Feb 03, 2011

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March is National Athletic Training Month

To Air: March 2011 Contact: Media Relations Nationwide Children’s Hospital (614) 355-0495 March is National Athletic Training Month and the Sports Medicine staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital reminds parents that only a physician or athletic trainer may clear an athlete to return to

Feb 03, 2011

Moss Appointed Surgeon-in-Chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital

R. Lawrence Moss, MD, has been named Surgeon-in-Chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital, effective February 1, 2011. He will also be appointed Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine and will serve as the primary surgical liaison between Nationwide

Feb 02, 2011

Keith Yeates of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Arthur Benton Award

Keith Yeates, PhD (43085), director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and chief of Psychology at Nationwide Children’s, is the latest recipient of the Arthur Benton Award from the International Neuropsychological Society

Jan 27, 2011

New National Study Finds 34 Percent Increase in Number of Running-Related Injuries Among Children 6 to 18 Years Old Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined running-related injuries among children and adolescents 6 to 18 years old and found that an estimated 225,344 cases were treated in U.S.

Jan 26, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Break Ground in 2011 for Second Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center

In order to meet growing sports medicine and orthopedic service needs, Nationwide Children’s Hospital plans to open a second Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.

Jan 19, 2011

Ohio Supercomputer Center, Nationwide Childrens use supercomputers to speed diagnoses

Worried about her high fever and severe abdominal pain, a young couple rushed their baby daughter to the emergency department of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jan 17, 2011

New National Study Finds 11,500 Emergency Department Visits, Nearly 100 Deaths Related to Snow Shoveling Each Year

Known by many as one of the least favorite wintertime chores, shoveling snow can also be hazardous and is associated with many serious, even fatal events among both adults and children.

Jan 13, 2011

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Announces New Brand

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (www.CMNHospitals.org), formerly Children’s Miracle Network, announced today a new name and brand for its efforts in the United States.

Jan 11, 2011

Annette McClure Completes Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) Program

Annette McClure, Senior Marketing Strategist Tradeshows/Events at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has joined the ranks of the trade show industry’s top talent by completing EXHIBITOR’s Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) accreditation program, the only university-affiliated

Jan 11, 2011

Leading Autism Researchers Connected by New Ingram Fund

As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports staggering increases in cases of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), top researchers in Columbus, Ohio, have an unprecedented opportunity to unlock and address this growing public health crisis thanks to the generosity of Bill Ingram, CEO

Jan 10, 2011

Patient-Derived Embryonic Stem Cells Help Deliver Good Genes in a Model of Inherited Blood Disorder

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital report a gene therapy strategy that improves the condition of a mouse model of an inherited blood disorder, Beta Thalassemia. The gene correction involves using unfertilized eggs from afflicted mice to produce a batch of embryonic stem cell lines.

Jan 07, 2011

More Than 200 Nationwide Childrens Hospital Physicians Named to 2011-12 Best Doctors in America® List

More than 200 physicians from the medical staff of Nationwide Children’s Hospital have been highlighted nationally on the prestigious 2011-12 Best Doctors in America® list.

Jan 06, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Pilots GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork, Inc., today announced that Nationwide Children’s Hospital, ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report, agreed to pilot GetWell Town as its possible bedside solution.

Jan 03, 2011

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Eliminates Sugared-Sweetened Beverages from Campus

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, sweetened drinks are the primary source of added sugar in the daily diet of children. Each 12-ounce serving of a carbonated, sweetened soft drink contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories.

Dec 21, 2010

NFL Charities Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Sports Medical Research Grants

NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League owners, has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to support sports-related medical research at 16 organizations, the NFL announced today. Of these grants, $988,224 will go to studying concussion prevention and treatment.

Dec 20, 2010

Rock N Bowl Slated for February 5; Team Registration Open

Winter in central Ohio is a great time for indoor activities. What better way to spend a cold, snowy day than a day filled with bowling fun all while supporting a good cause.

Dec 15, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Unveils Clinical Interiors of New Main Hospital Set to Open in June 2012

Recently, Nationwide Children’s Hospital unveiled publically for the first time the clinical interiors of its new main hospital – the centerpiece of its six-part master facilities plan.

Dec 10, 2010

St. Baldricks Foundation Awards a Total of $117,560 to The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, awarded an infrastructure grant of $67,560 to The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dec 08, 2010

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Takes Aim At Unsafe Birth Spacing

OhioHealth recently received a federal grant of an estimated $2.8 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children, Youth and Families' and Family and Youth Services Bureau, for a five-year study to reduce subsequent pregnancies in teenagers.

Dec 07, 2010

Media Advisory: New Hospital Mock Rooms Media Open House

WHAT: New Hospital Mock Rooms Media Open House A sneak peak inside the new Nationwide Children’s Hospital WHEN: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:30 a.m.

Dec 07, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Partners with The Ohio State University Medical Center to Better Understand Preterm Birth

Every year, more than 50,000 babies are born premature in the United States. Despite the notable advances in neonatal care, these premature infants often suffer from preterm birth complications – the single largest cause of infant mortality.

Dec 07, 2010

New National Study Highlights Dangers of Exertional Heat-Related Injuries

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined exertional heat-related injuries that were treated in emergency departments between 1997 and 2006.

Dec 06, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Introduce New Technology to Enhance Pediatric Assessment and Early Diagnosis

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today the introduction of a new pediatric diagnostic tool that assesses developmental milestones in early childhood while helping identify problems so that treatments for various conditions or disorders can begin sooner.

Dec 02, 2010

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital to demonstrate new technology to enhance pediatric assessment & diagnosis

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital will unveil a new and innovative use of technology, called Pediaglyphs™, that will be used for patient education, pediatric developmental screening and diagnostics. Dr.

Dec 01, 2010

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Program Seeks to Improve the Quality of our Nations Healthcare

A consortium of 11 primary organizations led by Battelle will participate in studies that will evaluate healthcare improvements in practice settings and determine how to implement successful innovations on a broader scale.

Dec 01, 2010

New National Study Examines Concussion Management in High School Sports

Each academic year, an estimated 136,000 sports-related concussions occur among high school athletes in the United States. A new study conducted by researchers at the Sports Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute

Nov 30, 2010

Media Advisory: New Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Rolls Out In Central and Southeastern Ohio

Underserved children soon will have greater access to health care services in central and southeastern Ohio. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are launching today the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

Nov 22, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Neonatology Staff Receives March of Dimes Awards

The March of Dimes recently hosted its 8th annual Health Leadership Awards Luncheon on November 17, 2010, also National Prematurity Awareness Day. This event honors individuals and organizations that have supported the mission of the March of Dimes by their extraordinary contributions in maternal

Nov 19, 2010

Nationwide Children's Hospital Neurologists Author Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Book

A new book entitled “Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring” has been published by Cambridge University Press, co-authored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neurologists Gloria M. Galloway, MD, and Khaled M. Zamel, MD; Marc R. Nuwer, MD, of UCLA; and Jaime R.

Nov 17, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Community Partners Unveil 2010-11 Full Potential Collaborative Childrens Health Report

Today during a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Columbus Public Health Department and more than a dozen other local organizations came together to, once again, spark a community-wide conversation about the state of pediatric health in Franklin County, and

Nov 17, 2010

Roach Elected President-Elect of Child Neurology Society

E. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Neurology at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been elected President-Elect of the Child Neurology Society (CNS). The CNS is the professional association of pediatric neurologists in the United States, Canada and throughout the world whose mission is to foster the

Nov 16, 2010

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus Public Health and Community Partners Unveil and Discuss 2010-11 Full Potential Collaborative Childrens Health Report at Metro Club Forum Wednesday

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Public Health and Community Partners Unveil and Discuss 2010-11 Full Potential Collaborative Children’s Health Report at Metro Club Forum Wednesday Comprehensive updates to 2008 report include progress report card on how Franklin County

Nov 16, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Joins Down Syndrome Research Consortium

Nationwide Children’s Hospital today announced that it has joined a national research consortium that will work to accelerate Down syndrome research and scientific discovery. The effort is the first of its kind in the nation.

Nov 15, 2010

Christines Christmas Slated for December 11 to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

During the holidays, we reflect on loved ones who have touched our lives and hearts. In 2003, Christine Wilson and four of her friends perished in a tragic arson near the campus of The Ohio State University.

Nov 15, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens New Downtown Close To HomeSM Center

To help accommodate growth, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has moved several clinics from its East Central Close To HomeSM Center to a new downtown location.

Nov 12, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project Award Recipient

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was recently announced as a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project award recipient. The project, created by LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take

Nov 10, 2010

Cards for Kids Slated for November 16 to benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

TWIG III invites participants to ‘Deal A Hand’ for Nationwide Children’s Hospital by attending Cards for Kids on Tuesday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive in Upper Arlington.

Nov 05, 2010

Brueggers Hosts Free Coffee Day to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to partner with Bruegger’s to host Free Coffee Day on Wednesday, November 10 at all central Ohio locations. Until 2 p.m., guests can fill up their coffee mugs with free regular drip coffee.

Nov 05, 2010

TWIG Bazaar Slated for November 14 at Ohio Expo Center

In its 88th year, TWIG Bazaar will offer attendees unique, handcrafted holiday gifts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 14 at the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Event proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nov 05, 2010

Nationwide Children's Hospital Awarded $11.5 Million Contract Extension for Biospecimen Banking

Nationwide Children's Hospital recently was awarded $11.5 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its role as one of two Biospecimen Core Resources (BCR) for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).

Nov 01, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert during Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish the shopping, decorating and baking. As the number of days left in the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for playing with your child and sharing holiday traditions as a

Nov 01, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Pill Disposal Day; November 13

To help keep our community safe from prescription drug abuse, misuse and potential poisonings, the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital is hosting Pill Disposal Day on November 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Outpatient Care Center loop (555 S. 18th St.).

Oct 25, 2010

Pilgrims Progress 4-Miler Run Slated for Thanksgiving Day, November 25

The 4th annual Pilgrim’s Progress 4-Miler which supports Cerebral Palsy research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held on Thursday, November 25 at 9 a.m. at Polaris Fashion Place.

Oct 25, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Among 25 Childrens Hospitals Participating in Task Force on Best Practices for Pediatric Weight Management Programs

The National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) announced today the FOCUS on a Fitter Future II task force. Nationwide Children’s Hospital alongside 25 children’s hospitals across the country will collaborate to identify best practices of

Oct 21, 2010

NHLBI Launches Body Cooling Treatment Study for Pediatric Cardiac Arrest; Nationwide Children's Participating Clinical Center

NOTE TO EDITOR: Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio is a participating clinical center in this NIH/NHLBI study. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched the first large-scale, multicenter study to investigate

Oct 21, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Childrens Practicing Pediatricians Launch Referral Website

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Children’s Practicing Pediatricians (CPP) have partnered to provide a valuable resource for parents, children and health care officials to access quality, local information about numerous community resources.

Oct 19, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Offers Halloween Safety Tips

On a night full of costumes and candy, parents should not have to live in fear for the safety of their children. To help ensure little witches and goblins enjoy a safe Halloween, Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a few quick safety tips.

Oct 14, 2010

Trick or Treat for Kids Who Cant

Halloween is in the air. And it’s time to show you care! Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites the community to help its patients by trick or treating for donations this Halloween.

Oct 12, 2010

New Epilepsy Book Edited by Nationwide Children's Hospital Neurologist

A new book, “Current Topics in Pediatric Epilepsy” has been published by Research Signpost with Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD, and John F. Kerrigan, MD, serving as co-editors.

Oct 12, 2010

Cincinnati Childrens and Nationwide Childrens Collaborate to Address Improving Pediatric ADHD Care

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are collaborating to help pediatricians deliver better care to children with ADHD.

Oct 07, 2010

Media Advisory: The 2010 Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: The 2010 Candidates’ Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital The only non-partisan, voter education forum dedicated to issues affecting children and youth WHEN: Friday, October 8, 2010 8 a.m.

Oct 07, 2010

Pediatric Psychiatry Network Launches Statewide

To address a shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in Ohio, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and provider organizations across the state have launched Pediatric Psychiatry Network, an easy-access consultation and support service for primary care

Oct 06, 2010

Gene Therapy Reveals Unexpected Immunity to Dystrophin in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

An immune reaction to dystrophin, the muscle protein that is defective in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, may pose a new challenge to strengthening muscles of patients with this disease, suggests a new study appearing in the October 7, 2010, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Oct 06, 2010

Depression During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight

Note to Editor: Jeffrey Bridge, MD, an investigator in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, was a co-author of this study on maternal depression.

Oct 06, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Ranks on InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the United States

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has earned a spot on InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.

Oct 04, 2010

Center for Injury Research and Policy Welcomes International Affiliate Faculty

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has invited selected scientists outside the United States whose work is primarily concerned with injury control and prevention to become international affiliate faculty.

Oct 01, 2010

Media Advisory: K.I.S.S. Awards Event Friday Evening at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: K.I.S.S. Awards Event Friday Evening at Nationwide Children’s Hospital WHEN: Friday, October 1, 2010 6 p.m. – media opportunity WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ann I. Wolfe Education Building Stecker Auditorium 575 S. 18th St.

Sep 30, 2010

Sturge-Weber Syndrome Textbook Published

Eleven years after the first edition, a new edition of the Sturge-Weber Syndrome textbook has been published by the Sturge-Weber Foundation in New Jersey. Co-author E. Steve Roach, MD, is chief of Neurology and vice-chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sep 30, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Investigators Receive Grant to Distinguish Bacterial Infections from Viral Infections in Infants

Octavio Ramilo, MD, chief of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is one of three principal investigators who will share in a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr.

Sep 27, 2010

Pumpkinpalooza Slated for October 2 at Lynd Fruit Farm

The 2nd annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, benefiting The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unity (NICU), will be held on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala.

Sep 27, 2010

Unique Gastroenterology Procedure Developed in Adults Shows Promise in Pediatrics

The use of device-assisted enteroscopy, a technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel, may be just as successful pediatrics as it has been in adult medicine, according to a study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sep 25, 2010

Media Advisory: Race for the Kids 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital - Sunday

WHAT: Race for the Kids 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network, Race for the Kids raises funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital WHEN: Sunday, September 26, 2010 8 a.m. *Race begins at 9 a.m.

Sep 21, 2010

Media Advisory: Hyundai Hope on Wheels Donates $100,000 to Nationwide Children's Hospital to Fight Childhood Cancer

WHAT: Local Hyundai dealers and representatives from Hyundai Motor America will present a Hope Grant in the amount of $100,000 to Nationwide Children's Hospital to support childhood cancer research and support programs dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer.

Sep 20, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Expands Ounce of Prevention Program to Combat Against Childhood Obesity

The rise in childhood obesity has led to many national initiatives including the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign and most recently, the launch of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month during the month of September.

Sep 20, 2010

Dr. Mark Klebanoff Appointed Director of Ohio Perinatal Research Network at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Mark A. Klebanoff, MD, MPH, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in September as director of the Ohio Perinatal Research Network (OPRN) and principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute.

Sep 17, 2010

Slice of Columbus Hosts Record Breaking Crowd; Raises more than $130,000

The 21st Annual Slice of Columbus event was huge success hosting its biggest crowd at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Wednesday, September 15. More than 4,500 pizza lovers joined the 19 local pizza shops and helped raise more than $130,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sep 17, 2010

Mayor, City Council, Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Community Partners Celebrate Citys First Renovated Residential Property Utilizing Federal Housing and Recovery Funds

Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman today joined with City Councilmember Charleta B. Tavares, Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Steve Allen, MD, and community leaders, to celebrate the city’s first renovated residential property utilizing federal housing and recovery funds through the

Sep 16, 2010

Media Advisory: Mayor, City Council, Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Community Partners Celebrate Citys First Renovated Residential Property Utilizing Federal Housing and Recovery Funds

WHAT: Mayor, City Council, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Community Partners Celebrate City’s First Renovated Residential Property Utilizing Federal Housing and Recovery Funds WHEN: Friday, September 17, 2010 10:30 a.m. WHERE: 829 Carpenter St.

Sep 15, 2010

Study Identifies Underlying Dysfunction of Seemingly Non-Critical Heart Condition

Repairing small, seemingly benign holes in a child’s heart may be more clinically important than previously thought, as dysfunction could be lurking out of sight.

Sep 14, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host 2010 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the 2010 Franklin County Candidates’ Forum on Children and Youth 8 - 10 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2010 in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building at Nationwide Children’s, 575 S. 18th St.

Sep 13, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Farmers Markets

Fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods are being made available for employees, community residents and visitors at four Farmer’s Markets hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The next Farmer’s Market will be held on Monday, September 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sep 13, 2010

National Study Finds 70 Percent Increase in Basketball-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments among children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19 from 1997 to 2007.

Sep 11, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: A Special Day for Those Who Cherish Every Day: Survivorship Celebration

WHAT: A Special Day for Those Who Cherish Every Day: Survivorship Celebration Nationwide Children’s Hospital cancer survivors celebrate with families, friends and hospital staff Sunday in Hilliard WHEN: Sunday, September 12, 2010 1 - 5 p.m. *2:30 p.m.

Sep 11, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts First Small Baby Reunion - Sunday

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts First Small Baby Reunion Small baby graduates celebrate with their families and the NICU staff WHEN: Sunday, September 12, 2010 1 to 4 p.m. *1:30 p.m. best media opportunity WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Stecker Auditorium 575 S.

Sep 10, 2010

Dr. Maya Spaeth Joins Nationwide Childrens Hospital Plastic Surgery Team and Brings New Service to Program

Maya Spaeth, MD, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in September as co-director of the Hand, Microsurgery and Brachial Plexus Program within the section of Plastic Surgery.

Sep 08, 2010

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team Receives Pepsi Refresh Funds from Sophias Cure Foundation

Brian Kaspar, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, along with a team of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) researchers and clinicians, recently received a $250,000 grant for SMA research and clinic development from

Sep 07, 2010

Radiologists Identify and Treat Teenage Self-Injury

Using ultrasound and a minimally-invasive procedure, radiologists can identify and treat patients who engage in a disturbing self-injury behavior known as self-embedding, according to a new study published in the online edition and October print issue of the journal Radiology.

Aug 31, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Establishes Pediatric Surgical Oncology Clinic

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently opened a pediatric Surgical Oncology Clinic that, as the first of its kind in Ohio, will allow pediatric cancer patients access to all of the hospital’s resources in one visit.

Aug 31, 2010

International Symposium Hosted by Nationwide Childrens Hospital Explores Hybrid Approach to Congenital Heart Disease

Interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons throughout the United States and the world, who treat patients with congenital heart disease, will gather at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center August 31-September 2, 2010 for the International Symposium on the Hybrid Approach to

Aug 30, 2010

New Blood-Based Genomic Marker for Tuberculosis May Help Identify Patients Who Will Develop the Disease

It may soon be possible to identify patients who will develop tuberculosis, as scientists have identified changes in the blood specific to the disease.

Aug 27, 2010

Pleasure Guild Donates to Nationwide Childrens Hospital and Elects New Board of Directors for 2010-11

Pleasure Guild, a 102-year-old organization of 45 women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care program, recently presented a check totaling $248,766.67 to the hospital.

Aug 27, 2010

Twenty Local Pizza Shops Help Raise Funds at Slice of Columbus

Slice of Columbus is back for its 21st year as Columbus’ largest pizza event slated 5 - 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

Aug 26, 2010

$7 Million NIH Grant Designates Nationwide Childrens as a Wellstone Center to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Research

A $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital translate new scientific findings and technological developments into novel treatments for the muscular dystrophies.

Aug 24, 2010

Media Advisory: Macys to Present Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: Macy’s to Present Donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Gift part of the Memorial Tournament Bears for Children’s Program WHEN: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 12:30 p.m. *12:15 p.m.

Aug 23, 2010

New Study: More Than 20,000 Sledding Injuries Each Year

Although sledding is a popular winter pastime, it can unfortunately lead to serious injury. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from 1997-2007, an estimated 229,023 children and adolescents

Aug 16, 2010

Mount Carmel and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Collaborate To Operate Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Mount Carmel St. Anns

Mount Carmel Health System and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have formed a relationship that will utilize the strengths of both organizations to provide outstanding care to seriously ill and premature infants.

Aug 13, 2010

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Administering Immunizations at Lifting the Family 9th Annual Back-To-School Giveaway Event

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Administering Immunizations at Lifting the Family 9th Annual Back-To-School Giveaway Event WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 2010 12 to 6 p.m. Noon to 1 p.m. – media opportunity – doors open WHERE: The King Arts Complex 867 Mt.

Aug 11, 2010

Spinal Muscular Atrophy May Also Affect the Heart

Along with skeletal muscles, it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published online ahead of print in Human Molecular Genetics.

Aug 10, 2010

Pediatric Update Regional Conference Offered at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital

The 2010 Pediatric Update Regional Conference: Pediatric Specialty Focused on Primary Care, sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, will be held Saturday, September 11, at Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hospital Bellefonte Center.

Aug 10, 2010

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards $600K to Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Gene Therapy Study

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced that PPMD will award a $600,000 grant to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio to conduct clinical

Aug 03, 2010

New National Study Examines U.S. High School Sports-Related Fractures

The popularity of high school sports in the United States has continued to increase over the past decade, with more than 7.5 million athletes participating in school sports during the 2008-09 academic year.

Aug 02, 2010

New National Study Finds Decrease in Pediatric Injuries Associated with Household Cleaners

Every year in the United States, there are more than 1.2 million poison exposures among children younger than 6 years. In recent decades, household cleaning products have consistently been one of the leading sources of pediatric poisoning.

Jul 29, 2010

Pilot Study Supports Adolescent Diabetes Patients through Personalized Text Messages

Jennifer Dyer, MD, MPH, an endocrinologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has developed and completed a pilot study that uses weekly, customized text messages to remind adolescent diabetes patients about their personal treatment activities. At the conclusion of the study, Dr.

Jul 27, 2010

Trainee Publication Highlights Success of USA-China Agricultural Injury Research Training Project

As a collaboration of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the School of Public Heath, Tongji Medical College at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the USA-China Agricultural Injury Research

Jul 26, 2010

Are You Strong Enough to Take on Bull Run?

The 7th annual Bull Run, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will take place on Saturday, August 7, at McPherson Commons.

Jul 22, 2010

Nationwide Children's Hospital Chosen as Batten Disease Center of Excellence

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been selected as a Center of Excellence by the Batten Disease Support and Research Association (BDSRA), the largest research and support organization in North America for families that have children with Batten disease.

Jul 15, 2010

Could Waiting Two Minutes Improve How Newborns Recover from Heart Surgery?

A newly funded study is set to determine whether waiting two minutes to clamp a newborn’s umbilical cord after delivery could improve how well he or she recovers from corrective heart surgery. Most physicians typically clamp and cut the umbilical cord immediately following delivery.

Jul 14, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Farmers Markets

Fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods will be available for employees, community residents and visitors at four Farmer’s Markets hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The first Farmer’s Market will be held on Monday, July 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jul 14, 2010

2010 BIA Parade of Homes July 24 to August 8

The 2010 Parade of Homes, presented by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of central Ohio, will run Saturday, July 24 through Sunday, August 8 at Ackerly Park in New Albany.

Jul 08, 2010

American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Internal Medicine Sign-Off on Adult Congenital Heart Disease Sub-Specialty

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the number one birth defect in the United States, and because of the advancement of surgery and technology in the treatment of CHD, more children live into adulthood than ever before.

Jul 07, 2010

The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Ranked 19th in United States

The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, housed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was ranked 19th on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Top Medical Schools” among the top pediatric programs at medicals schools in the United States.

Jul 07, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Physician Appointed As AAP Committee Chair

Michael T. Brady, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, as well as Physician-in-Chief of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been appointed to the Chair of the

Jul 06, 2010

Doctors See Trend in Summer Injuries Among Children

It is a time most families look forward to every year – summertime. For parents, the warm summer months are often filled with family vacations and cookouts. For kids, it is a chance to play outdoors and enjoy a few months without homework.

Jul 01, 2010

Nationwide Children's Hospital Physicians Receive Prestigious Rotary Awards

Terrance Davis, MD, associate chief medical officer, and William Shiels, DO, chief of Radiology, were recognized with two prominent awards by Rotary International. Dr.

Jun 23, 2010

Reach Out and Read Introduces Read, White and Boom

Reach Out and Read at Nationwide Children’s Hospital introduces “Read, White and Boom” presented by All-American Moving and Storage on Friday, July 2 at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 371 Maier Place near downtown Columbus.

Jun 23, 2010

Nationwide Children's Hospital Urgent Care Moves to New Site in Dublin

Effective June 23, 2010, the new Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dublin Close To HomeSM Center on Hospital Drive will open with Urgent Care, ChildLab (laboratory) and Radiology services at 7450 Hospital Drive, in the Medical Office Building of Dublin Methodist Hospital.

Jun 18, 2010

A Momentous Day for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Friday, June 18, 2010 marked a momentous day for Nationwide Children’s Hospital with back-to-back visits by President Barack Obama and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.

Jun 17, 2010

Business As Usual at Nationwide Childrens Hospital during Fridays Presidential Visit

On Friday, June 18, President Obama will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to deliver remarks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Jun 17, 2010

Womens Board of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Junior Golf Classic July 19

The Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to host for the 18th time, the Junior Golf Classic Monday, July 19, 2010 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Gray Course.

Jun 17, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: World Changers Brings Nearly 100 Teenagers to Central Ohio to Help Repair Houses Near Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: World Changers Brings Nearly 100 Teenagers to Central Ohio to Help Repair Houses Near Nationwide Children’s Hospital Teens will repair houses on Carpenter Street, Kossuth Street, 17th Street, 18th Street and Wager Street WHEN: Thursday, June 17, 2010 1 p.m.

Jun 16, 2010

Sickle Cell Patients Should Be Better Monitored for Constipation Prevention

Not all patients with sickle cell disease receive laxatives after being treated with narcotics, despite recommendations from a collaborative panel of pediatric experts.

Jun 14, 2010

Dr. Joseph Tobias Appointed Chief of Anesthesiology at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Joseph Drew Tobias, MD, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital June 7 as chief of Anesthesiology and will oversee Anesthesia Services, Pain Medicine and Sedation across the hospital.

Jun 10, 2010

Family Advocacy Day June 15-16 in Washington, D.C.

Health care reform has made important progress in ensuring that America’s 70 million children have health care coverage with benefits that meet their unique health care needs.

Jun 09, 2010

New Potential Autism Susceptibility Genes Identified

Several newly-identified genes may make children more susceptible to developing autism, according to a study from the Autism Genome Project, an international consortium that includes Nationwide Children’s Hospital. These second-phase results appear in Nature.

Jun 08, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Palliative Care Research Grant

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) has awarded $1.8 million in research grants to researchers at 12 institutions for studies aimed at reducing suffering for seriously ill patients and their family caregivers.

Jun 07, 2010

Nationwide Children's Hospital Offers Podcasts Focusing on Neuromuscular Disorders

Scientists and clinicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have launched a monthly podcast entitled, “This Month in Muscular Dystrophy,” featuring internationally known scientists discussing the latest research in muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.

Jun 03, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dairy Queen Blizzardmobile Makes Stop at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

WHAT: Dairy Queen Blizzardmobile Makes Stop at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celebrates 25th birthday of the DQ Blizzard; complimentary Blizzards handed out in Livingston Park WHEN: Thursday, June 3, 2010 12 - 2 p.m. – best media opportunity estimated at 1 p.m.

Jun 03, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Once Again Ranks Among the Best in U.S.News & World Reports 2010 List of Americas Best Childrens Hospitals

For the fifth consecutive year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to be once again ranked in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” published online at http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and featured in the

Jun 02, 2010

Doctors See Increase in Incidence of Melanoma Cases Especially Among Teens

With the family beach vacation right around the corner, keeping children’s skin safe under the hot, summer sun should be top of mind for every parent.

Jun 01, 2010

The Memorial Tournament and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Welcome Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation as Partner

Tournament officials announced today an alliance among the Memorial Tournament, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation to create opportunities for funding and awareness.

May 26, 2010

Modified Measles Virus Shows Potential for Treating Childhood Brain Tumors

The use of modified measles virus may represent a new treatment for a childhood brain tumor known as medulloblastoma, according to a new study appearing in Neuro-Oncology.

May 26, 2010

Study Sheds Light on Deadly Gastrointestinal Disease in Infants Born with Complex Congenital Heart Disease

Infants born with complex congenital heart disease are not only at risk for serious heart-related complications, but also for developing a deadly bowel disease, regardless of the type of surgical intervention they receive for their heart.

May 24, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Section of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Honored at the 2010 Art of Giving Gala

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) of central Ohio continues its mission to prevent and cure diabetes by hosting its annual fundraising event, The Art of Giving Gala. Each year, an organization or individual whose actions embody the mission of the ADA, is awarded the Art of Giving Back Award.

May 24, 2010

New National Study Examines Pediatric Mobility Aid-Related Injuries

Children and adolescents with an injury or disability may use mobility aids such as crutches, walkers and wheelchairs to help them move around more easily. However, use of these aids has been associated with risk for injury.

May 24, 2010

New National Study Examines Pediatric Mobility Aid-Related Injuries

Children and adolescents with an injury or disability may use mobility aids such as crutches, walkers and wheelchairs to help them move around more easily. However, use of these aids has been associated with risk for injury.

May 20, 2010

Childrens Miracle Network Telethon to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon celebrates its 28th anniversary on air with WBNS-10TV on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2010.

May 13, 2010

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Now Offered at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

A new weight reduction surgical option is now available through the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The newest surgical weight loss procedure offered by the Center is the “gastric sleeve,” named as such because a large part of the stomach

May 12, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: Keller Williams® annual RED DAY Community Service Initiative

WHAT: Keller Williams® annual ‘RED DAY’ Community Service Initiative WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 2010, Noon WHERE: Media representatives are invited to Livingston Park in front of Nationwide Children’s Hospital at 12 noon when all Keller Williams associates will be gathered to

May 12, 2010

Dr. Thomas Pommering Honored as Team Physician of the Year by Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

Thomas Pommering, DO, medical director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine, was one of three physicians named Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Team Physician of the Year during a ceremony held recently in Columbus.

May 07, 2010

Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Come Out & Walk, Garden & Play! Saturday at Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts “Come Out & Walk, Garden & Play!” Saturday at Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 2010 9:45 a.m. – best media/photo opportunity *event runs until 11 a.m.

May 06, 2010

Pediatric Radiation Oncologist Joins James Cancer Hospital

Dr. Christopher Pelloski (43221) has been recruited to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute as the first director of pediatric radiation oncology.

May 06, 2010

The B-52s to play the Memorial Tournaments annual concert benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley announced today the details of its 2010 benefit concert. IGS Energy Evening with the B-52s presented by The City of Dublin will benefit the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children’s

May 05, 2010

The 3rd Annual Megans Miles Run/Walk to be Held May 30

The 3rd Annual Megan’s Miles Run/Walk, benefitting Muscular Dystrophy research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held on Sunday, May 30 at noon at Central Crossing High School.

May 03, 2010

Circle of Friends 8th Annual Run for the Rainbow June 18

Circle of Friends, a volunteer organization supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host its 8th Annual Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Friday, June 18 at New Albany Market Square, 180 Market St., New Albany, Ohio.

Apr 30, 2010

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Book Published

Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health concern and a new book focuses on evaluating what is currently known about childhood TBI and the challenges faced by researchers and clinicians in this arena.

Apr 29, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sees Rise in Children with Pseudotumor Cerebri; Opens Clinic to Treat These Unique Patients

While most headaches in children can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications or lifestyle changes, it is important to pay attention to their symptoms in case they herald something more serious.

Apr 27, 2010

Volunteer Opportunities Available for the 2010 Memorial Tournament Benefitting Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The 2010 Memorial Tournament is not only a great opportunity to watch the world’s greatest golfers in action, but also a great chance to help give back to the central Ohio community. Every year, with the help of volunteers, this tournament is made possible, and this year is no different.

Apr 23, 2010

Sisters Release New Childrens Book Exploring the Importance of Self-Esteem and the Meaning of Beauty and Friendship

For more information about this book, the authors or a press kit, please contact: Wurapa Publishing PO Box 307313 Gahanna, OH 43230 Attn: Karin Small Wurapa, MD, MPH Telephone: 614.560.9128 Email: publisher@mimithemermaid.com Mimi the Mermaid and the Pearl Necklace is a book born out of the

Apr 23, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: DNA -- The Key Molecule of Life: Hands-On Workshop for the Public

WHAT: DNA -- The Key Molecule of Life: ‘Hands-On’ Workshop for the Public WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Columbus Metropolitan Library 1st Floor Homework Help Center 96 S. Grant Ave.

Apr 22, 2010

Velvet Ice Cream Launches New Flavor to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Velvet Ice Cream Company has established a fund to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital through the sale of its newest flavor - Birthday Cake Ice Cream. A portion of all sales of the flavor will be donated to the hospital.

Apr 22, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: Patient Makennah's 3rd Birthday Party Thursday at NCH

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celebrates Partnership with Velvet Ice Cream Company with Staff Sampling and Patient Makennah’s 3rd Birthday Party WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010 11 a.m.

Apr 21, 2010

Come Out & Walk, Garden & Play! May 8 at Franklin Park Conservatory

Children ages 8-18 spend an average of more than seven hours a day, outside of school, watching television, playing video games and using the computer. In a typical week, only 6 percent of children ages 9-13 actually play outside on their own.

Apr 13, 2010

Strategy Confirmed to Help Doctors Determine When to Treat Retinopathy of Prematurity

Scientists have shown that through an eye exam, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), resulting in better vision for many children.

Apr 12, 2010

New Study Shows Adolescents Disclose Suicidal Thoughts Using Computerized Tablet

Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents ages 10 to 19 years old. Research shows that most pediatric primary care physicians do not routinely ask youths about suicidal thoughts.

Apr 09, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: CookingFun4Kids

WHAT: CookingFun4Kids Presented by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition Happy Healthy Preschoolers Program, The Junior League of Columbus Kids in the Kitchen program and Local Matters. WHEN: Saturday, April 10, 2010 9 a.m.

Apr 07, 2010

Ohio Booster Seat Law Violations Now Subject to Fines

In a move to reduce the number of pediatric injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes, Ohio became the 44th state in the United States to enact a Booster Seat Law in October of 2009.

Apr 07, 2010

Columbus Hospital Systems Form Unique 'Columbus Fetal Medicine Collaborative'

The Columbus Fetal Medicine Collaborative has been formed by Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital joining together to provide optimal outcomes for high-risk expectant mothers and their babies with suspected fetal

Apr 07, 2010

Study: Better Understanding of Abnormalities that Lead to Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

Kidney damage associated with chronic reflux is the fourth leading cause of chronic kidney disease and is the most common cause of severe hypertension in children.

Apr 06, 2010

RESCHEDULED - MEDIA ADVISORY: Crane Lifts Donated Car into the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Wednesday

WHAT: A donated Honda Civic will be lifted, by crane, into the new main hospital at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Wednesday. WHEN: 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 *Rain or shine, no wind above 40 mph. *Early arrival at 7:30 a.m. is suggested.

Apr 05, 2010

TWIG Hosts 23rd Annual Luncheon and Style Show Benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital

TWIG Statewide 5 will host its 23rd Annual Flashback to Fashion Luncheon and Style Show to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Aladdin Shrine Center on Saturday, April 17; doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Apr 02, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens New MRI Suite Featuring a One-of-a-kind Layout

As technology continues to change and grow, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is keeping pace by unveiling a new combined operative and diagnostic MRI suite.

Apr 02, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens New MRI Suite Featuring a One-of-a-kind Layout

As technology continues to change and grow, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is keeping pace by unveiling a new combined operative and diagnostic MRI suite.

Apr 01, 2010

OSU Alum, ESPN/ABC College Football Analyst Kirk Herbstreit Named Honorary Chair of Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic

Legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes taught those he coached to “pay forward.” Kirk Herbstreit, former quarterback on the 1989-92 Ohio State football team, is doing just that by accepting the honorary chairmanship of the 34th Annual Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic slated for

Apr 01, 2010

Dr. Richard Kirschner Appointed Chief of Plastic Surgery at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FACS, FAAP, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital March 22 as chief of Plastic Surgery and director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Craniofacial Center. He comes to Nationwide Children’s from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr.

Mar 31, 2010

Evening of Hope to Benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Seventh Annual “Evening of Hope” to benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Bon Vie Bistro and Wine Bar at Easton Town Center.

Mar 30, 2010

New National Study Examines Weight Training-Related Injuries

The popularity of weight training has grown over the past decade. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has found that the number of injuries from weight training has increased as well.

Mar 25, 2010

Denim & Diamonds Gala Slated April 24 at Martini Park

The fifth-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, benefiting The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at Martini Park at Easton Town Center.

Mar 24, 2010

Ohio Credit Unions Set to March from Columbus to Cincinnati to Raise Funds for Ohios Childrens Hospitals

Ohio credit unions will kick-off their annual “Marching Miles for Miracle Kids” at noon Sunday, March 28 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dublin Close To HomeSM Center with Urgent Care located at 5675 Venture Dr. in Dublin.

Mar 24, 2010

Pediatric Stroke News Tips from the American Stroke Associations International Stroke Conference 2010

Although stroke occurs primarily in the elderly, it also strikes young adults, children, infants and can even occur before birth — and with equally devastating results. Here is some of the latest research related to children and stroke.

Mar 22, 2010

TWIG and Garths Auctions to Host An Antique Road Show Benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The TWIG 2 Chapter of Columbus and Garth’s Auctions will host an appraisal day to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital at The Bexley Monk on Thursday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mar 18, 2010

TWIG Chapter Hosts "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" Benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital

TWIG 178 (Gahanna chapter), a volunteer organization of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is hosting "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" for children under 10 and their families Saturday, March 20 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4456 Morse Rd. in Gahanna. All proceeds benefit Nationwide Children's.

Mar 17, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: Blue Jackets Foundation to Donate 30 Televisions for Hematology/Oncology Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital on Wednesday in Memory of Ryan Salmons

What: The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation will donate 30 hospital-grade 26” HD LCD televisions and proper wall mounts to outfit all patient rooms in the Hematology/Oncology unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Mar 15, 2010

Recording-breaking Year for BuckeyeThon as Ohio State Students Raise Six Figures for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

For the first time in nine years, students of The Ohio State University who participated in this year’s BuckeyeThon broke the six-figure mark raising more than $100,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Mar 13, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: NCH's Cancer Chief to Shave Head Saturday

WHAT: Dr. Thomas Gross, Chief of Hematology/Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to Have Head, Beard Shaved at St. Baldrick’s Event Saturday WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:30 p.m.

Mar 12, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: Reach Out and Read Community Book Drive

WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Reach Out and Read Program Community Book Drive Celebration WHEN: Friday, March 12, 2010 1 p.m. – media opportunity WHERE: East Franklin Elementary 1955 Richmond Rd.

Mar 11, 2010

Buck a Night at the Hampton Inn & Suites at Easton Supports Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Hampton Inn & Suites at Easton is in the middle of their “Buck a Night” campaign running now through the end of March. All proceeds from the campaign will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Mar 09, 2010

Immigrants with Disabilities More Frequently Employed Than U.S.-Born Persons with Disabilities

Currently, foreign-born people make up approximately 13 percent of the total U.S. population. As the immigrant population grows, understanding its disability status and employment characteristics becomes increasingly important.

Mar 05, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: NASA Astronaut to Visit Nationwide Childrens Hospital Friday

WHAT: A NASA astronaut, in Columbus to attend the Arnold Sports Festival, will visit patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Friday. WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010 WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center (OCC) entrance 555 S. 18th St.

Mar 02, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals Neurology Chief Co-authors Leading Stroke Textbook

The first edition of James Toole’s Cerebrovascular Disorders, published in 1967, was the first modern stroke textbook. Now, more than 40 years later and through five editions, a new edition has been released for both specialists and residents.

Mar 01, 2010

Central Ohio Restaurants Support Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Central Ohio Restaurant Association (CORA) is teaming up with the Arnold Sports Festival to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the week leading up to this year’s event March 4-7 in Columbus.

Mar 01, 2010

New Gene Therapy Study Reverses Effects of Lethal Childhood Muscle Disorder in Mice

Reversing a protein deficiency through gene therapy can correct motor function, restore nerve signals and improve survival in mice that serve as a model for the lethal childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy, new research shows.

Mar 01, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Accepted into CIGNA LifeSOURCE Transplant Network

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently was accepted into the CIGNA LifeSOURCE Transplant Network, becoming the first Center of Excellence (COE) for Pediatric Heart Transplant designated by the Network in the state of Ohio, and one of 25 COE’s in the United States.

Feb 26, 2010

Tickets Still Available for The Music Man March 12-14 at Palace Theatre

Tickets are still available for the Broadway-style production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, presented by Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, March 12-14 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre.

Feb 22, 2010

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Policy Statement on Choking

Choking is a leading cause of injury and death among children, especially those younger than 4 years of age. The majority of choking-related incidents among children are associated with food, coins and toys.

Feb 18, 2010

Fairfield Medical Center Nursing Staff Receives Telemedicine Training

Without ever leaving Fairfield Medical Center, children and newborns will be able to receive clinical assessments from specialists an hour away at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Feb 01, 2010

New Study Finds Fingers Account for Majority of Pediatric Amputations Requiring Hospitalization

According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there were more than 950 children 17 years old and younger admitted to U.S. hospitals for traumatic amputations in 2003.

Feb 01, 2010

Non-traditional Therapy for Kids with Cerebral Palsy Shows Effective

On average, a child is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy every hour of every day in the United States. It’s a disease that can affect everything from a child’s vision to their ability to walk. Therapy for these kids is tough and frustrating as this is a chronic health condition.

Feb 01, 2010

New Study Finds Fingers Account for Majority of Pediatric Amputations

According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there were more than 950 cases of traumatic amputations among children aged 17 years and younger in the United States in 2003.

Jan 28, 2010

Study Examines Sexual Orientation and Bullying Among Adolescents

The act and victimization of bullying continues to be a problem among today’s youth. While many children are experiencing this form of violence, it is more prevalent in children that are different from the social norm.

Jan 27, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Open New Close To Home Center in Mansfield

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will open a Close To HomeSM Center at 680 Park Avenue West Suite G05 in Mansfield, Ohio, February 1, 2010. The Mansfield Close To HomeSM Center will provide Richland and the surrounding counties with three specialty clinics in pediatric surgery, neurology and

Jan 27, 2010

SPAGIOs A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars Slated for February 22

SPAGIO and Spagio Cellars announces its 13th Annual “A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars” to benefit the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital through Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of the hospital.

Jan 20, 2010

Survival of Children with HIV in the United States Has Improved Dramatically Since 1990s; New Analysis Shows Mortality Rate Still Higher Than for Children without HIV

The death rates of children with HIV have decreased ninefold since doctors started prescribing cocktails of antiretroviral drugs in the mid-1990s, concludes a large-scale study of the long-term outcomes of children and adolescents with HIV in the United States.

Jan 20, 2010

New Chair & Two New Members Elected to TechColumbus Board

TechColumbus announced today that Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been elected Chair of the TechColumbus Board of Directors. Allen succeeds Jay Jordan, CEO of OCLC, who has served as Chair since TechColumbus’ inception.

Jan 15, 2010

Rock N Bowl Slated for February 6

Dust off those bowling shoes for Rock ‘N Bowl 2010 Saturday, February 6 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd. (43231). The event, organized by the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and presented by the Columbus Bar Foundation, supports child

Jan 15, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY: K.I.S.S. Awards Event

WHAT: K.I.S.S. Awards Event WHEN: Friday, January 15, 6:15 p.m. WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital (contact Media Relations for event escort) WHO/WHY: Nationwide Children’s designed the Kohl’s Is Sold on Safety program earlier this year with generous support from Kohl’s

Jan 13, 2010

Investigators Identify Gene Mutations that Predispose Patients with Becker Muscular Dystrophy to Early Onset Cardiomyopathy

Investigators in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have identified a link between specific modifications of the dystrophin gene and the age of cardiac disease onset in patients with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD).

Jan 13, 2010

New National Study Finds Table Saw-Related Injuries Have Remained Consistently High

New technology to prevent injuries needs to be available and affordable Woodworking is a popular hobby, with table saws being owned and used by an estimated 6 million to 10 million people in the United States.

Jan 12, 2010

MEDIA ALERT January 12, 2010 Visitor Restricition Notice

Effective immediately, visitor restrictions are being lifted to most areas of Nationwide Children's Hospital due to decreased seasonal influenza and H1N1 activity in our community.

Jan 11, 2010

Quality Transformation Collaborative Effort by Hospitals Saves Childrens Lives by Eradicating Bloodstream Infections

Catheter-associated blood stream infections (CA-BSIs) are infections that occur in hospitalized children’s central venous catheters (a catheter is flexible medical tubing inserted into the body).

Jan 08, 2010

Nationwide Children's Hospital to Break Ground in 2010 for Third Research Facility as Final Piece to Expansion Plan

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will break ground on property west of Parsons Avenue and north of Livingston Avenue in early 2010 for its third research facility as the last piece of its $840 million strategic facilities expansion plan, first announced in 2005.

Jan 07, 2010

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Designated OptumHealth Center of Excellence for Pediatric Heart Transplant

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been designated an OptumHealth Center of Excellence for Pediatric Heart Transplant, joining Cleveland Clinic as the only such centers in the state of Ohio.

Jan 05, 2010

Child Abuse, Neglect Cases Up; Stress, Economy May Be to Blame

The holidays are over and the tree is down. For millions of families reality is setting in. Between the bills that will come due in January, the struggling economy and the stress that comes with it, it can be a very dangerous time for children.

Dec 22, 2009

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Selected as Biospecimen Core Resource for The Cancer Genome Atlas

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently was awarded an initial $5.5 million contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to serve as a Biospecimen Core Resource (BCR) for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a program co-managed by the NCI and the National Human Genome Research Institute

Dec 21, 2009

Pleasure Guild, a Volunteer Organization of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Calls for New Members

Pleasure Guild, one of the oldest women’s organizations in Columbus originating in the 1890s, is calling for new members for 2010. Although the group has changed in size and function, its primary mission has remained the same – to bring pleasure to the young patients of Nationwide

Dec 18, 2009

Kinder Key Calls for Caroling Groups

Celebrate the holiday season by organizing a group of friends, family or co-workers to sing songs of good cheer and bring new hope to young hearts for the annual Kinder Key holiday caroling drive – Caroling for a Cause.

Dec 10, 2009

Xekos Elf Island and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Focus on Hospitalized Kids Who Need a Boost in Fun

Xeko’s Elf Island (www.xeko.com), the award-winning kids’ entertainment brand specifically created to instill positive social and environmental values into the world’s future stewards while empowering kids to make a difference, is extending its “doing good” commitment

Dec 09, 2009

Commissioners Award $7 Million to Nationwide Children's Colloborative to Fight Premature Births

Saving the lives of children is the goal of a $7 million announcement today by Franklin County Commissioners Paula Brooks, Marilyn Brown and John O’Grady.

Dec 08, 2009

New Study Finds Low Rate of Injuries at Overnight Summer Camp

Although a trip to summer camp is highly anticipated by over 11 million children and adults each year, sending a child off to summer camp can be a source of anxiety for parents. Findings from a new study published in the December issue of Injury Prevention should ease their concerns however.

Dec 03, 2009

Defining Feeding Milestones in Neonates Helps Improve Quality of Life

A recent study conducted by researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital sheds new light on feeding challenges often faced by premature infants. Although the prevalence of this disorder is well recognized, the feeding milestones for infants have not been well described.

Dec 02, 2009

Unified Approach to Premature Infant Care Improves Patient Outcomes

A substantial number of premature infants born before 27 weeks gestational age encounter complicated medical problems. Although the survival rate of these infants has increased over the last two decades, the survival data for these patients is highly variable.

Dec 01, 2009

Study Shows Asking Adolescents Sensitive Health Questions by Computer Results in Honest Answers, Better Care

Parents of teens know just how difficult it is to get them to talk about their personal lives, let alone their health. With only 20 percent of children with mental health problems in the United States being properly identified and treated, it is imperative that a solution be found.

Nov 19, 2009

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Arnold Sports Festival to Team Up for Health Through 2014

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Arnold Sports Festival announced today a five-year partnership that names the hospital as both a philanthropic beneficiary and official youth sports health partner for the Arnold Sports Festival.

Nov 16, 2009

New National Study Finds More Than Half of Cheerleading Injuries in U.S. Due to Stunts

Whether rallying the crowd at a sporting event or participating in competition, cheerleading can be both fun and physically demanding. Although integral to cheerleading routines, performing stunts can lead to injury. Stunt-related injuries accounted for more than half (60 percent) of U.S.

Nov 16, 2009

Nationwide Children's Hospital Participates in Global Bulletin Board'

A surprisingly easy and low-cost system of sharing treatment information improves dramatically the health of children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, a study released today shows.

Nov 11, 2009

Treatment to Improve Degenerating Muscle Gains Strength

A study appearing in Science Translational Medicine puts scientists one step closer to clinical trials to test a gene delivery strategy to improve muscle mass and function in patients with certain degenerative muscle disorders.

Nov 09, 2009

New Adolescent Hematology Clinic at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Unrecognized bleeding disorders are more common in adolescents, especially females, than many parents think. Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s new Adolescent Hematology Clinic, located at the Dublin Close To HomeSM Center and the only one of its kind in Ohio, offers both hematology and

Nov 03, 2009

New National Study Finds Increasing Number of Injuries from Hot Tubs

Though hot tubs, whirlpools and spas are widely used for relaxation and fun, they can pose serious risk for injury. Over the past two decades, as recreational use of hot tubs has increased, so has the number of injuries.

Oct 30, 2009

Should Kids Taking Immunosuppressant Medication Receive the H1N1 Vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have classified all children, 6-months to 24-years, one of the high risk groups for contracting the H1N1 (swine) flu, and recommend this population receive the H1N1 vaccine for immunity against the disease.

Oct 16, 2009

NIH Award Brings Together Pediatric, Adult Heart Disease Research, Training

The National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, recently awarded researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) a five-year, $1.4 million grant to provide in-depth training to clinicians and basic scientists in

Oct 13, 2009

Verizon Wireless Promo Benefits Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Throughout the month of October, Wireless, Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer locations throughout Ohio, are selling Tiny Feet Icons for a $1. Customers will have the opportunity to purchase these paper icons at participating locations and give back to an important community resource.

Oct 13, 2009

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Partners with SWACO

Caring for the environment now goes hand-in-hand with providing the best care for kids at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. SWACO and Nationwide Childrens have announced a partnership that is designed to reduce waste, expenses associated with that waste and promote recycling at the hospitals main

Oct 08, 2009

Media Alert: Nationwide Children's Implements Visitation Restrictions October 12

Beginning Monday, October 12, visitation for inpatients at Nationwide Childrens Hospital will be restricted to immediate family members 12 years of age and older, provided they are flu-free (no fever with cough or cold).

Oct 05, 2009

New National Study Finds Decrease in Rate of Pediatric Burns

Burns are a common cause of pediatric injury worldwide, typically resulting from hot water, flames, hot surfaces, chemicals and electrical appliances.

Oct 02, 2009

Christines Christmas Slated for December 5 to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

During the holidays, we reflect on our loved ones who have touched our hearts. Six years ago, Christine Wilson and four of her friends perished in a tragic fire near the campus of The Ohio State University. To honor her precious life, the 6th annual Christines Christmas will be presented at 7 p.m.

Sep 30, 2009

Sunny 95 Marathon Raises Nearly $282,000 for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Recently, Dino Tripodis and Shawn Ireland, hosts of Sunny 95s Dino & Shawn in the Morning, broadcasted live from Nationwide Childrens Hospital for the Sunny 95 Marathon.

Sep 22, 2009

The Tipping Point: CPSC Urges Parents to Inspect and Secure TVs, Furniture, and Appliances to Prevent Tip-Over Deaths and Injuries

For young children, the home is a playground, and while many parents childproof to ensure that their home is a safe place, some may not be aware that unsecured TVs, furniture and appliances are hidden hazards lurking in every room. Today, the U.S.

Sep 18, 2009

Pumpkinpalooza Benefits The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

TWIG, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, is announcing its first ever Pumpkinpalooza to benefit The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Childrens, home to one of the leading pediatric centers in neonatal medicine in the nation.

Sep 11, 2009

Federal Stimulus Dollars Awarded to Center For Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital has been awarded a $541,190 grant as part of the FY 09 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program for Improving Resources and Services for Victims of Crime by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance.These

Sep 11, 2009

20th Annual Slice of Columbus a Hit Wednesday Evening

The 20th Annual Slice of Columbus was a huge hit Wednesday (Sept. 9) evening, with its biggest crowd ever -- more than 3,000 pizza lovers were in attendance -- and raising more than $100,000 for Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Sep 03, 2009

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Honors 2009 Career Contribution Award Recipients

Nationwide Childrens Hospital staff and friends gathered last evening, Wednesday, September 2, to honor three recipients of the 2009 Career Contribution Awards. The special distinction is awarded by Nationwide Childrens medical staff to a select few of its most highly respected peers.

Sep 02, 2009

High School Football, Wrestling Athletes Suffer Highest Rate of Severe Injuries

High school football and wrestling athletes experienced the highest rate of severe injuries, according to the first study to examine severe injuries – injuries that caused high school athletes to miss more than 21 days of sport participation among a nationally representative sample of high

Sep 01, 2009

Researchers Say Children Find Ways to Cope with Cancer

More than 12,000 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although these children and their parents undergo a tremendous amount of stress during this time, researchers at Nationwide Childrens Hospital found that most children are able to cope with their diagnosis without

Aug 31, 2009

Kids Headaches, Migraines Increase as New School Year Begins

As children and teens begin school again, they are more susceptible to the pain and discomfort of headaches and migraines. The change in schedule, new teachers, new friends and schoolwork can increase stress and consequently, increase headaches.

Aug 25, 2009

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Donates $50,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

Hyundai Motor America and its dealers announced today that Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has been selected to receive a donation of $50,000 from Hyundai Hope on Wheels.

Aug 24, 2009

Media Advisory: Hyundai Hope on Wheels Handprint Ceremony Tuesday Morning

MEDIA ADVISORY Hyundai Hope on Wheels Donates $50,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Fight Childhood Cancer Handprint Ceremony on August 25 will commemorate the brave battles of local childhood cancer patients Who: Childhood cancer patients and their families who have received treatment at

Aug 13, 2009

Football Injuries in U.S. High School Athletes More Severe During Kickoff, Punting

Injuries can occur during a sporting competition at any time. However, new research finds that during football, injuries sustained at the beginning or middle of a game are more severe compared to injuries sustained during the end or in overtime.

Aug 12, 2009

Massage Therapy Helps Manage Pain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Massage offers both physical and psychological benefits and is used at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in many areas including Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and in patients who have received organ transplants, just to name a few.

Aug 06, 2009

Dr. Sudarshan Jadcherla Awarded 2009 Masters Award in Gastroenterology from American Gastroenterology Association

Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, FRCPI, DCH was awarded the 2009 Masters Award in Gastroenterology by the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) for Outstanding Achievement in Basic or Clinical Digestive Sciences Research.

Aug 05, 2009

Peter J. Houghton, PhD, Appointed Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer at The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Peter J. Houghton, PhD (43215), will lead the next wave of cancer research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital as director of the Center for Childhood Cancer at The Research Institute.

Aug 03, 2009

New National Study Finds Increase in P.E. Class-Related Injuries

Physical education (PE) in schools is one of the main tools used to increase physical activity and to prevent childhood obesity, and PE-related injuries are on the rise. Although increasing physical activity may reduce obesity, it may also increase the risk of injury.

Aug 03, 2009

Pacemakers Used to Help Children with Stomach Problems

Physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio are turning to a device typically used in adults with heart problems to help children with severe stomach conditions.

Aug 03, 2009

Twenty Pizza Shops Help Celebrate 20 Years of Slice of Columbus

Slice of Columbus is back for its 20th year as Columbus largest pizza event slated from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

Jul 31, 2009

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Opens New Dublin and Westerville Close To Home Centers

Families in Westerville and Dublin who utilize Nationwide Childrens Hospital Close To HomeSM Centers should note some of their services are moving to new locations in August. Behavioral Health at the current Westerville Close To HomeSM Center on 433 N. Cleveland Ave.

Jul 31, 2009

Merrill Lynch Bull Run 5K Slated for August 8 in Arena District

For runners looking to fill their Saturday morning with fun for the whole family, the Merrill Lynch Bull Run is the perfect event. Held in the Arena District Saturday, August 8, it includes a 5K run/walk, Kids Fun Run and educational programming from COSI and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

Jul 21, 2009

First National Study to Examine Rock Climbing-Related Injuries

In the past decade the popularity of rock climbing has dramatically increased. It has been estimated that rock climbing is now enjoyed by more than 9 million people in the U.S. each year.

Jul 14, 2009

MDA Awards Three-year, $900,000 Grant to Jerry Mendell, MD, of Nationwide Childrens Hospital

At a time when federal and private funds for biomedical research have become scarce, the Muscular Dystrophy Association reasserts its leadership in the fight against muscle diseases by announcing grants to innovative research projects throughout America and in Canada.Federal support for the type of

Jul 13, 2009

Bathtubs and Showers Continue to be Associated with Injury, Especially Among Young Children

Bathtubs and showers are frequently associated with injuries to children. Although interventions have been initiated to prevent injuries due to submersions and hot water scalds, little attention has been paid to slips, trips and falls, which account for more than 80 percent of bathtub- and

Jul 09, 2009

Annual Costs of Stroke in U.S. Children at Least $42 million

Stroke in children costs at least $42 million annually in the United States, researchers report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.In the first cost analysis of pediatric stroke in the United States, researchers reviewed data from U.S.

Jul 06, 2009

Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Open New Close To Home SM Center in Ironton

Nationwide Childrens Hospital will open a Close To HomeSM Center in Ironton, Ohio, mid-July. Close To HomeSM Centers offer community-based testing, treatment and care for children and families depending on the needs of the community at convenient locations.

Jul 02, 2009

Be the First to Preview the 2009 BIA Parade of Homes

The Building Industry Associations (BIA) premier live home show, the Parade of Homes, showcases the latest in architecture, interior design, technology, outdoor living spaces and landscaping. Tour the 11 homes in this years Parade of Homes before anyone else 6-10 p.m.

Jul 01, 2009

Research Shows Possibility of Vaccine for Ear Infections

Otitis media, more commonly known as an ear infection, is the most frequently diagnosed illness in children less than 15 years of age in the United States and is the primary cause for emergency room visits.

Jun 30, 2009

Consumer Fireworks Continue to Injure Children in U.S.

A Fourth of July tradition in many families, consumer fireworks continue to injure children in the U.S. at disproportionately high rates compared to the general population, causing injuries ranging from minor burns and corneal abrasions to severe burns, vision and hearing loss and even death.

Jun 22, 2009

2009 BIA Parade of Homes July 11-26

The 2009 Parade of Homes, presented by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of central Ohio, will run Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, July 26 at Tartan Ridge in Dublin, Ohio Compass Homes is this years BIA Foundation House, with a portion of its proceeds designated to Nationwide Childrens

Jun 15, 2009

Hoffman Family of Lewis Center To Meet with Members of Congress on Health Reform Legislation

As Congress decides what provisions will be included in legislation that could impact the health care of all Americans, the Hoffmans, from Lewis Center, Ohio, are traveling to the nation’s capital, June 17-18 along with dozens of other child patients, to meet with lawmakers to ensure health

Jun 09, 2009

New National Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Number of Acute Computer-Related Injuries

The number of acute injuries associated with computers is on the rise. Over the past two decades, the number of U.S. households with at least one computer has increased.

Jun 01, 2009

New Study Shows Importance of Moms Nutrition in Preventing Obesity in Kids

It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of kids in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Much research has been dedicated to finding new ways to lower that number and doctors at Nationwide Childrens Hospital may have evidence of a new and effective approach.A team of doctors from the

May 28, 2009

Potbelly Sandwich Works Supports Nationwide Childrens Hospital Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Potbelly Sandwich Works will be donating 25 percent of sales at its Columbus-area locations 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 to Nationwide Children's Hospitals Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

May 26, 2009

National Study Finds Youth Baseball-Related Injuries Down 25 Percent

Spring marks baseball season for more than 19 million children and adolescents who play each year as part of a team or in backyards throughout the United States. The good news for these players is that the number of injuries from the sport is on the decline.

May 06, 2009

PSA: Lawn Mower Safety

:30 sec. 'Tis the season for the tragedy of lawn mower injuries. Each year children are needlessly injured by walk-behind and riding gas-powered lawnmowers. These injuries often require multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation and the long-term effects are life-changing.

May 04, 2009

New National Study Finds More Than 40 Percent Increase in Number of Injuries from Furniture Tip-overs

Although most parents do not consider furniture and televisions to be dangerous, children are often injured when these items tip over. A recent study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from 1990-2007 an

May 04, 2009

Elf Island Offering Gifting Option to Patients at Columbus Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Elf Island (www.elfisland.com), the virtual world that allows kids to Play Games and Do Good, has announced a special gifting option that brings annual memberships to patients at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, OH.

May 01, 2009

OSU Alum and Former NBA star Jim Jackson Named Honorary Chair of Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic

Legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes taught those he coached to pay forward. Student-athletes at OSU have since continued that tradition off the field and in their communities.

Apr 28, 2009

Culvers Gives Back To Columbus by Hosting National

Culvers® of Columbus, Powell and Reynoldsburg are among nearly 400 Culvers Restaurants donating 10 percent of sales on Tuesday, May 12, to local organizations during the annual system-wide "Day of Giving" fundraising event.

Apr 01, 2009

Nationwide Childrens Decision Support Service Offers Assistance in Diagnosing Pediatric Mental Health Issues

It is estimated that one out of five children in the United States is suffering from a treatable mental condition. However, with only eight child and adolescent psychiatrics for every 100,000 children in the country, there is growing concern that kids suffering from mental health conditions are not

Apr 01, 2009

Denim & Diamonds Gala Slated April 25 at Martini Park

Kinder Key, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, is announcing its fourth-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala to benefit The Heart Center at Nationwide Childrens, home to one of the leading heart centers in the nation. Denim & Diamonds will be held at 7 p.m.

Mar 26, 2009

Evening of Hope to Benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Sixth Annual Evening of Hope to benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Bon Vie Bistro and Wine Bar, located at Easton Town Center.

Mar 02, 2009

New Study Shows Long-Term Dangers of Severe Concussions

It’s well known that mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions are a common occurrence in children and adolescents, especially young athletes.

Mar 02, 2009

New National Study Emphasizes Need for Tree House Safety Standards

Although building and playing in tree houses is widely considered a rite of passage for children, it can unfortunately lead to serious injury. A recent study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an

Feb 24, 2009

Tale As Old as Time, Disneys Beauty and the Beast Show Comes to Columbus March 6-8

Its one of Disneys most beloved movies and now its coming to a stage near you. Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Childrens Hospital will present its production of Disneys Beauty and the Beast March 6, 7, and 8 at the Palace Theatre in Columbus.

Feb 05, 2009

Bears for Childrens Program Supports the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

CHAMP, the fourth generation Golden Bear from the Memorial Tournaments Bears for Childrens program, presented by Time Warner Cable, is available for $10 per bear.

Feb 02, 2009

Transition Program Aims to Provide Life-Long Cardiac Care for Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease (CHD) – being born with a heart defect – is the most common birth defect in the United States affecting one out of every 120 babies. Because of major advances in medical and surgical care, more than 90 percent of these patients are living into adulthood.

Jan 29, 2009

SPAGIOs A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars Slated for February 23

SPAGIO and Spagio Cellars announces its 12th Annual A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars to benefit the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital through Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of the hospital.

Jan 26, 2009

Shoulder Injuries in U.S. High School Athletes Occur More Often in Boys

Although shoulder injuries accounted for just 8 percent of all injuries sustained by high school athletes, shoulder injuries were relatively common in predominately male sports such as baseball (18 percent of all injuries), wrestling (18 percent) and football (12 percent).

Jan 16, 2009

Opus Awards $45,000 Grant to Nationwide Childrens Hospital Foundation

The Opus Foundation recently awarded a $45,000 grant to Nationwide Childrens Hospital Foundation to provide support for the hospitals Reach Out and Read program.

Jan 05, 2009

Rock N Bowl Slated for January 24

Dust off those bowling shoes for Rock N Bowl 2009 Saturday, January 24 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd (43231). The event, organized by the Development Board of Nationwide Childrens Hospital and presented by the Columbus Bar Foundation, supports child abuse treatment

Dec 29, 2008

Five Tips to Help Families Eat Right on a Budget in 2009

With a new year often comes a new resolution to eat better and make healthier choices. But as the economy continues to struggle, many parents are left wondering how to provide healthy food options while shopping on a budget.

Dec 19, 2008

New Study Reports Lower Workplace Injury Rates for Foreign-born Workers

A new study funded by U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that foreign-born workers reported a lower rate of non-fatal work-related injuries than U.S.-born workers, based on data collected from the National Health Interview Survey from 1997 to 2005.

Dec 12, 2008

Dr. Gail Besner Honored with the John E. Fisher Endowed Chair in Neonatal Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Gail Besner, MD, was honored today, December 12 with the John E. Fisher Endowed Chair in Neonatal Research at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. For clinicians and researchers working in academic-medical institutions like Nationwide Childrens, endowed chairs represent the most prestigious and

Dec 02, 2008

First Study to Examine Rare Injuries and Conditions of U.S. High School Athletes

Rare injuries accounted for 3.5 percent of high school athletes’ injuries 2005 through 2007, according to the first study to examine rare injuries and conditions of U.S. high school athletes.

Nov 26, 2008

Art With Heart Magnets Available at Bob Evans Restaurants to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Through the end of the 2008 calendar year, Bob Evans Restaurants, located in the Columbus market and outlying areas, will sell Art With Heart magnets to support Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

Nov 25, 2008

Childhood Constipation Deemed Significant Health Issue

According to new research conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the burden of illness in children suffering from constipation, and the costs associated with this condition, are roughly of the same magnitude as those for asthma and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Nov 24, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Driving

The holiday season officially begins on Thanksgiving and with it comes some of the busiest times of the year to be on the road. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 91 percent of long-distance holiday travel (defined as travel to and from a destination 50 miles or more away) is by

Nov 07, 2008

New National Study Examines Bicycle-Related Injuries Among Youth

Although bicycles are a healthy and cost-saving alternative for transportation, automobiles continue to be the only consumer product associated with more childhood injuries.

Nov 03, 2008

New Study Shows Children of Smokers Tend to be More Impulsive

Adolescents may have more in common with their smoking parents than previously thought, a new study conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital finds. These adolescents may also share a tendency to act impulsively, a trait that could be linked to a decision to become a smoker.

Oct 21, 2008

6th Annual Dublin Trot for Tots

The 6th Annual Dublin Trot for Tots, a 10K Run and 3K Run/Walk, will be held Sunday, November 9 at Dublin Coffman High School Stadium. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start for both the 10K and 3K race at 1 p.m.

Oct 20, 2008

Ankle, Feet Most Commonly Injured During High School Basketball

While rebounding in basketball is an integral part of the game, it was also associated with 25 percent of injuries in high school basketball. New research also found the most commonly injured body site was to the ankle or foot, resulting in 40 percent of injuries.

Oct 16, 2008

Childrens Miracle Network Torch Relay Stops in Columbus Saturday

The Torch Relay for Childrens Miracle Network, Miles for Miracles, will make a stop in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, October 18 with all proceeds benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital. Race registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by kick-off slated for 9 a.m.

Oct 08, 2008

TWIG to Host 86th Annual Bazaar

In its 86th year, the TWIG Bazaar will once again offer unique, handcrafted items with all proceeds benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital. The Bazaar will be held 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

Oct 06, 2008

National Study Evaluates Playground Equipment-Related Injuries

Schools have opened their doors this fall and the sounds of children echo from surrounding playgrounds. While children’s activities on playgrounds can benefit their psychosocial and physical development as well as combat problems such as childhood obesity, these activities are not risk-free.

Sep 30, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Introduces Once Upon A Night

Nationwide Childrens Hospitals black tie gala, Once Upon A Night, will be held Saturday, November 1 at the Hilton at Easton. The event, presented by the Easton Community Foundation, will benefit the patients and families served by Nationwide Childrens Hospital.This gala event will begin with a

Sep 22, 2008

Nationwide Children's Hospital Breaks Ground for New Main Hospital

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital officials today at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 12-floor main hospital building encompassing 720,000 square feet.

Aug 26, 2008

Slice of Columbus Serves Up Pizza for Benefit

Slice of Columbus, presented by Ezzo Italian Meat, is back for its 19th year as Columbus largest pizza event 5 - 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

Aug 20, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives $3,000 Grant from Target

Nationwide Childrens Hospital recently received a $3,000 grant from Target® that will be used to expand the music curriculum in its Primary Care Centers. Additionally, the grant will be aimed at locating music-oriented organizations for volunteers of the Reach Out and Reach program.

Aug 15, 2008

Dr. William Smoyer Honored with C. Robert Kidder Endowed Chair in Clinical and Translational Research

William E. Smoyer, MD, was honored recently with the C. Robert Kidder Endowed Chair in Clinical and Translational Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

Aug 13, 2008

Downtown Sertoma Club Hosts 1st Annual Golf Outing

The Downtown Sertoma Club will host its first annual golf outing Monday, September 8, 2008 starting at 11 a.m. at the Ballantrae Golf Course in Dublin. All proceeds will benefit the Speech and Hearing Departments at Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

Aug 04, 2008

First National Study to Examine Recreational and Competitive Diving-Related Injuries

The thrill of flipping and jumping into water has become common practice among children and adolescents as they dive into more than eight million swimming pools across the United States.

Jul 29, 2008

Merrill Lynch Bull Run Slated for August 16

Hundreds of runners will take to the streets in the Arena District for the Fifth Annual Merrill Lynch Bull Run on Saturday, August 16. Registration begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. with the Kids Fun Run slated for an 8:30 a.m. start and the 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m.

Jul 23, 2008

Player-to-Player Contact Source for High School Soccer Concussions

Heading a ball appears to spectators as one of the most dangerous plays in soccer. However, only 6.6 percent of injuries are caused by this flashy move—and contact with the ball accounted for only 7 percent of concussions, while player-to-player contact resulted in more than 70 percent.

Jul 17, 2008

Guidelines Highlight Key Differences Between Child and Adult Stroke

Stroke in children is not as rare as once thought and the symptoms do not mirror stroke in adults. In its first scientific statement on the topic, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association addresses treatment, symptoms and risk for stroke in infants and children.

Jun 30, 2008

Consumer Fireworks Continue to Injure Children in U.S.

A Fourth of July tradition in many families, consumer fireworks continue to injure children in the U.S. at disproportionately high rates compared to the general population, causing injuries ranging from minor burns and corneal abrasions to severe burns, vision and hearing loss and even death.

Jun 10, 2008

First National Study to Examine Golf Cart-Related Injuries

The popularity of golf carts has skyrocketed in recent years, and unfortunately so has the number of golf cart-related injuries. In fact, a new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that

Jun 02, 2008

Bunk Bed-Related Injuries Not Exclusive to Young Children

Bunk bed-related injuries are not an issue of concern solely for parents of young children according to a study conducted by investigators at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jun 02, 2008

Injuries to High School Baseball Players Becoming More Serious

Although the overall rate of high school baseball-related injuries has decreased within the last 10 years, the severity of injuries that occur has increased, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide

May 23, 2008

Children's Miracle Network Telethon

Childrens Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon celebrates its 26th anniversary on air with WBNS10-TV Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 2008. All local segments of the Telethon will be broadcast live from Nationwide Childrens Hospital offering a behind the scenes view -- from 8 to 11 p.m.

May 22, 2008

First of its Kind Study Compares High School Knee Injuries by Sport and Gender

Knee injuries, among the most economically costly sports injuries, are the leading cause of high school sports-related surgeries according to a study conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published in the

May 16, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores and Sams Clubs Help Nationwide Children's Hospital through Annual Childrens Miracle Network Campaign

For many sick and injured children, the only place to get the specialized medical care they need is at a childrens hospital. For children in the central Ohio, that place is Nationwide Children's Hospital.

May 12, 2008

Circle of Friends Sixth Annual Run for the Rainbow June 17

Circle of Friends will host its Sixth Annual Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Tuesday, June 17 at New Albany Market Square. Proceeds from Run for the Rainbow benefit pediatric cancer research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

May 08, 2008

2008 BIA Parade of Homes June 14-29

The 2008 Parade of Homes, presented by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of central Ohio, will run Saturday, June 14 through Sunday, June 29 at the Village at Hannah Farms in Gahanna. Tuckerman Home Group, Inc.

May 05, 2008

OSU Alum, San Diego Chargers Linebacker Matt Wilhelm, Honorary Chair of Woody Hayes Celebrity Golf Classic

Legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes taught those he coached to pay forward. Student-athletes at OSU have since continued that tradition off the field and in their communities.

May 01, 2008

Study Finds Premature Infants Benefit from Diets Rich in Protein

More than 12 percent of babies are born prematurely, up more than 20 percent from 1990*, and as premature birth rates continue to climb, neonatologists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are focusing their attention on the nutrition provided to premature infants during their first few days of

Apr 28, 2008

New Study Shows Submersion-Related Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Nations Children

Submersion-related injuries to U.S. children result in approximately $10 million in direct hospital costs each year according to research conducted by investigators in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Apr 08, 2008

Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon Slated for April 17-18

Tune in! And turn it up! Radio One Columbus goes on the air to fight childhood cancer Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18, with phone lines remaining open through Saturday, April 19.

Apr 07, 2008

Study Finds Pediatric Gymnastics-Related Injuries a Concern

More than 600,000 children participate in school-sponsored and club-level gymnastics competitions annually in the United States. Yet gymnastics continues to be overlooked in terms of potential for injury, while having one of the highest injury rates of all girls’ sports.

Apr 07, 2008

Bears for Childrens Program Supports the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Mulligan the Caddy, the third generation Golden Bear from the Memorial Tournaments Bears for Childrens program, is available for $12/bear. This limited edition stuffed bear, assured to brighten any childs day, can be taken home to a young family member or friend, or donated back to a patient at

Mar 13, 2008

An Evening of Hope Celebrates Its Fifth Year

The Fifth Annual An Evening of Hope, hosted by Abigail and Leslie Wexner, is slated for Saturday, April 5 at Bon Vie Bistro and Wine Bar at Easton Town Center.

Feb 14, 2008

Annie Scheduled March 7-9 at the Palace Theatre

Produced by Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Annie will run Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9 at the Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. in Columbus. Annie benefits the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Childrens.Show times are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m.

Feb 01, 2008

Seventh Annual BuckeyeThon to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The Seventh Annual BuckeyeThon dance marathon will be held Saturday, February 16 through Sunday, February 17, 2008 at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus.

Jan 22, 2008

Denim & Diamonds Gala Slated February 29 at BOMA

Kinder Key, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, announced today its third-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala to benefit The Heart Center at Nationwide Childrens, home to one of the leading heart centers in the nation. Denim & Diamonds will be held at 7 p.m.

Jan 08, 2008

19th Annual Rock N Bowl Slated for February 16

Dust off those bowling shoes for the 19th Annual Rock N Bowl Saturday, February 16 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd (43231).

Jan 02, 2008

SPAGIOs A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars Slated for February 25

SPAGIO European and Pacific Rim Cuisine and Spagio Cellars announces its 11th Annual A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars to benefit the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital through Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of the hospital.

Dec 17, 2007

Mark Galantowicz, MD, and John P. Cheatham, MD, of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Honored with Endowed Chairs

Mark Galantowicz, MD (43220), chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital, and John P. Cheatham, MD (43215), director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapy and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Childrens, were

Dec 11, 2007

Pleasure Guild Calls for 2008 Volunteers

Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, invites the public for membership of its new class with service beginning January 2008. Pleasure Guild is one of the oldest womens organizations in Columbus, originating in the 1890s.

Dec 05, 2007

TWIG Annual Holiday Cards Available through December 31

Available now through December 31, 2007, TWIG, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, will sell their annual Holiday cards to support various programs at the hospital.

Dec 03, 2007

Kinder Key Calls for Caroling Groups for December

Celebrate this holiday season by organizing a group of friends to sing songs of good cheer and bring new hope to young hearts for the annual Kinder Key Holiday Caroling Drive.

Nov 26, 2007

Second Annual Gingerbread House Holiday Celebration Slated for December 6

Legacy Commercial Flooring, Inc. will host the Second Annual Gingerbread House Holiday Celebration to benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital 5:30 8:30 p.m.

Nov 13, 2007

Burn Injuries Take Devastating Toll on Nations Children

The approach of winter season brings with it an increase in burn-related injuries to our nation’s children. Annually in the United States, fires and burns result in almost 4,000 deaths and more than 745,000 non-hospitalized injuries among all age groups.

Nov 12, 2007

Nationwide Children's Hospital Change Their Tomorrow Campaign Surpasses $200 Million Mark

The Nationwide Childrens Hospital Change Their Tomorrow campaign has raised a total of $207 million toward the announced goal of $250 million. The five-year comprehensive campaign launched in 2006 serves as the foundation for Nationwide Childrens Hospitals vision to provide world class

Nov 01, 2007

Christines Christmas Slated for December 9 at Dublin Jerome High School

Christines Christmas, a unique concert in tribute to Christine Wilson who, along with four of her friends, died in a tragic fire near The Ohio State University campus on April 13, 2003, will be held Sunday, December 9 at Dublin Jerome High School.

Oct 30, 2007

TWIG to Host 85th Annual Bazaar November 18

In its 85th year, the TWIG Bazaar will again offer shoppers unique and traditional merchandise during a one-day event 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, November 18 at the Ohio Expo Center.

Oct 25, 2007

5th Annual Trot for Tots 3K and 10K Slated for November 11

The 5th Annual Trot for Tots is slated for Sunday, November 11 at Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio. Proceeds from this 3K run/walk and 10K run will benefit Hospice at Nationwide Childrens Hospital.Registration opens at 7 a.m. with a shot gun start for both races beginning at 9 a.m.

Oct 22, 2007

National Study First to Describe Sport-Related Concussion Among High School, Collegiate Athletes

An estimated 300,000 sport-related traumatic brain injuries, predominately concussions, occur annually in the United States. In fact, for young people 15- to 24-years-old, sports are second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic brain injury.

Oct 16, 2007

New National Study Finds Pediatric Bicycle-Related Injuries Result in Nearly $200 Million in Hospital Charges Annually

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital concludes that bicycle-related injuries among children and adolescents in the U.S. may be a more significant public health concern than previously estimated.

Oct 03, 2007

Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives $50,000 from Hyundai Hope On Wheels Program to Fund Pediatric Cancer Research

Hyundai Motor America and its dealerships will present Nationwide Childrens Hospital with a check for $50,000 to aid the hospitals pediatric cancer research efforts today in an event at 10 a.m.

Sep 24, 2007

Columbus Children's Hospital Becomes Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus Childrens Hospital officially became Nationwide Childrens Hospital today in honor of a transformational gift from Nationwide Foundation and the landmark impact it will have on the delivery of world-class pediatric health care in central Ohio and beyond.In June 2006, the hospital announced

Sep 03, 2007

New Study Shows Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Injuries Take Heavy Toll on National Pediatric Population

Motor vehicle crashes (MVC) are the leading cause of death due to unintentional injury from ages 1 to 64 years. According to a new study published in the September edition of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at

Aug 20, 2007

Local Pizza Shops Partner to Benefit Columbus Childrens Hospital; Slice of Columbus Slated for Sept. 12

‘Slice of Columbus’ returns for its 18th year as Columbus’ largest pizza event 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

Aug 17, 2007

Two Men and a Truck® Make Donation to Columbus Childrens Hospital

During the month of August, the local franchise of Two Men and a Truck® will donate a portion of their moving and storage proceeds to Columbus Childrens Hospital.

Aug 07, 2007

Dairy Queen Hosting DQ Miracle Treat Day Thursday

Feel guilt free by treating your taste buds to a Dairy Queen Blizzard® on Thursday, August 9 for DQ Miracle Treat Day, when all proceeds from Blizzard sales at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® stores around the country directly benefit 170 Childrens Miracle Network hospitals,

Aug 06, 2007

Resale of Recalled Childrens Products Online

On average, more than 2 children’s products are recalled each week in the United States. Recalls on children’s products represent more than 40 percent of recalls by the U.S.

Jul 26, 2007

New Study Sheds Light on Football-Related Injuries at High School, Collegiate Levels

Football, one of the most popular sports in the United States, is also the leading cause of sports-related injuries. During the 2005-06 season, high school football players sustained more than half a million injuries nationally.

Jul 23, 2007

Merrill Lynch Bull Run 5K Run/Walk Slated for August 11

The fourth-annual Merrill Lynch Bull Run 5K Run/Walk is set to trounce the streets of Columbus on Saturday, August 11 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. in downtowns Arena District. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Kids Fun Run, followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m.

Jul 10, 2007

Jeffrey Gifts to Bolster Psych Program at Children's Hospital and OSU

An endowment and fellowship established by Robert H. and Nancy Jeffrey will help foster an ongoing collaboration between Columbus Childrens Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center and also attract to Columbus some of the countrys most talented mental health professionals early in their

Jul 09, 2007

More than 10,000 Children Involved in School Bus Crashes Annually in Ohio

Each year in the United States, 25.5 million children travel an estimated 4.3 billion miles on school buses. New research findings by investigators in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus Children’s Hospital emphasize the large number of children involved in school bus

Jul 02, 2007

New Study Highlights the Risks of All Non-Automobile Motorized Vehicles to Children

Although all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related injuries are a serious concern, so are pediatric injuries related to other types of non-automobile motorized vehicles.

Jun 21, 2007

Gary Smith of Columbus Childrens Hospital Honored with Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research

Gary Smith, MD, DrPH (43230), director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus Childrens Hospital, is honored today with the Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research. The Dimon R.

Jun 12, 2007

Wal-Mart Raises $10 Million for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals During May Campaign Including $84,424.74 for Columbus Childrens Hospital

Childrens Miracle Network announced today that Wal-Mart and Sams Club associates met their goal to raise $10 million during the month of May in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their partnership with Childrens Miracle Network.

Jun 08, 2007

Reynoldsburg Family to Meet Members of Congress and Share Story of Bone Marrow Transplant to Cure Sickle Cell

The afternoon of June 18, 12-year-old Kimmi Desir of Reynoldsburg begins the field trip of a lifetime. Kimmi, a patient at Columbus Children’s Hospital where she received a bone marrow transplant for sickle cell disease, will participate in the June 19-20 National Association of

Jun 05, 2007

Circle of Friends Announces Events Slated for June

Circle of Friends, a volunteer organization of Columbus Children’s Hospital, announces its 2007 events presented by Merrill Lynch. Proceeds from both events will benefit the Center for Childhood Cancer at Columbus Children’s Research Institute.

May 18, 2007

Childrens Miracle Network Telethon June 2-3

Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon celebrates its 25th anniversary on air with WBNS10-TV Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, 2007. All local segments of the Telethon will be broadcast live from Columbus Children’s Hospital – offering a “behind the scenes” view --

May 03, 2007

OSU Alum, Milwaukee Bucks Player Michael Redd Honorary Chair of Woody Hayes Celebrity Golf Classic

Legendary Buckeye football coach Woody Hayes taught those he coached to pay forward. Student-athletes at The Ohio State University (OSU) have since continued that tradition off the field/court and in their communities.

May 02, 2007

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby to Benefit the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Columbus Childrens Hospital

“An Evening With Bruce Hornsby” at Digger & Finch Grille & Pub in Dublin will benefit the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Columbus Children’s Hospital.

May 01, 2007

American Equity Mortgage Presents $250,000 Gift to Columbus Childrens Hospital

American Equity Mortgage, one of the leading mortgage bankers in the country, presented a check for $250,000 to Columbus Childrens Hospital Tuesday, May 1 during a reception at Childrens Hospital.

May 01, 2007

Ladder-Related Injuries Increasing in the U.S.

Falls from ladders can result in serious injury and affect people of all ages. The general public is at risk for ladder injuries, yet receives little, if any, instruction on ladder use and safety.

Apr 27, 2007

Columbus Childrens Hospital Endorses Senate Bill to Address Need for Quality and Performance Measures for Childrens Health Care

Columbus Children’s Hospital has endorsed a bill to provide federal authority and $100 million over five years to invest in the development and testing of quality measures for children’s health care.

Apr 25, 2007

2007 BIA Parade of Homes to Run June 9-24

The 2007 Parade of Homes, presented by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of central Ohio, will run from Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, June 24 at Pinnacle in Grove City, Ohio.

Apr 16, 2007

Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon Slated for April 19-21

Tune in! And turn it up! Radio One Columbus goes on the air to fight childhood cancer Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21. Columbus Childrens Hospital is the beneficiary of the three-day 2nd Annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon to support its cancer and blood disease programs and research.

Apr 04, 2007

Call for Artists and Sponsors for Via Colori in September

Via Colori®, a street painting festival, will be held Saturday, September 8 through Sunday, September 9, 2007 at Goodale Park in Columbus. The festival showcases more than 150 artists, professional and amateur, who paint original masterpieces in a pastel medium on the streets.

Mar 16, 2007

'An Evening of Hope' Event to Benefit Center for Child and Family Advocacy

An Evening of Hope will be hosted by Abigail and Les Wexner to benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Columbus Childrens Hospital. Slated for Saturday, April 14, 2007, the event is underwritten by Easton Community Foundation and Bravo! Development, Inc.

Mar 06, 2007

Wizard of Oz Production This Weekend at the Palace Theater

Grab your ruby slippers and follow the yellow brick road to the Wizard of Oz Friday through Sunday, March 9-11 at the Palace Theater, 34 W. Broad St., Columbus.

Feb 28, 2007

Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Announced

Nationwide, The Ohio State University, the PGA TOUR and Columbus Childrens Hospital announced today the creation of the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Invitational, a new annual stop on the Nationwide Tour, to be played July 9-15, 2007 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course.We are

Feb 12, 2007

Denim & Diamonds Gala February 24 at BOMA

Kinder Key, a volunteer organization of Columbus Childrens Hospital, announced today its second annual Denim & Diamonds Gala to benefit Columbus Childrens Heart Center, home to one of the leading heart centers in the nation. Denim & Diamonds will be held at 7 p.m.

Feb 01, 2007

Study Reveals 1.6 Million Pediatric Soccer Injuries from 14-Year Period

Soccer, one of the most prevalent sports in the world, has continued to grow in popularity in the United States. As the number of children participating in organized and unorganized soccer leagues increases, so does the number of children at risk for injury.

Jan 31, 2007

6th Annual BuckeyeThon to Benefit Childrens Hospital

The 6th Annual BuckeyeThon dance marathon will be held February 17-18 at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus.

Jan 24, 2007

16th Annual Rock N Bowl Slated for February 17

Dust off your bowling shoes for the 16th Annual Rock ‘N Bowl Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace, Rt. 161 and Cleveland Ave., Columbus.

Jan 23, 2007

Spagio Hosts 10th Annual A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars to Benefit Columbus Childrens Hospital Hospice Program

Spagio and Spagio Cellars today announced its 10th Annual A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars to benefit Columbus Childrens Hospital Hospice Program through Pleasure Guild, a volunteer organization of the hospital. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m.

Nov 06, 2006

Nonfatal School Bus-Related Injuries To Children More Common Than Previously Thought

Each year in the United States, 23.5 million children travel billions of miles on school buses. A study out of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus Children’s Hospital is the first to use a national sample to describe nonfatal school bus-related injuries to children

Oct 02, 2006

Columbus Childrens Hospital Launches Ounce of Prevention to Combat Against Childhood Obesity Starting at Birth

One out of five kids in the United States are now considered obese, which is double the amount that were obese just a generation ago. Childhood obesity is on the rise and an innovative program, launched by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Columbus Children’s Hospital, will

Sep 07, 2006

Nationwide and Columbus Childrens Hospital Partner to Honor First-of-Five Endowed Chairs

Stephen Welty, MD (43054), chief of Neonatology at Columbus Childrens Hospital, was honored today, September 7 with the Dean Jeffers Endowed Chair in Neonatology.

Aug 07, 2006

Study Shows Lawn Mowers Injure Thousands of U.S. Children Annually

Despite current safety efforts, thousands of U.S. children need emergency medical care for preventable lawn mower-related injuries each year. According to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics and conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) in the

Aug 07, 2006

Study Finds Safety Intervention Successfully Increases Use of Child Safety-Restraints in Shopping Carts

More than 20,000 children were treated in United States hospital emergency departments in 2005 for shopping cart-related injuries. According to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics and conducted by Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) in

Jul 03, 2006

Consumer Fireworks Found To Cause Preventable Injury To Children In U.S.

Conscientious parents would not knowingly hand their children dangerous explosive devices to play with and yet every Fourth of July thousands purchase firecrackers and sparklers for their kids.

Jun 07, 2006

Columbus Children's Hospital Receives $50 Million Gift From Nationwide Foundation

Columbus Childrens Hospital today announced that it has received a ten-year, $50 million commitment from Nationwide Foundation to support expansion of programs and construction of a new main hospital that will further position the hospital as one of the nations top pediatric health care and

Jun 07, 2006

Columbus Children's Hospital Receives $5 Million Gift From Too, Inc.

Columbus Childrens Hospital is the recipient of a $5 million gift from Too, Inc. which operates Limited Too and Justice stores. The gift will be directed toward construction projects scheduled as part of Childrens strategic expansion plan announced last fall. We are extremely grateful to Too, Inc.

Jun 06, 2006

$10 Million Abercrombie & Fitch Gift Benefits Columbus Childrens Hospital

Columbus Childrens Hospital is the recipient of a $10 million gift from Abercrombie & Fitch, to be directed to a new emergency department and trauma center scheduled for construction on the hospitals downtown campus.

Jun 01, 2006

The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Named at Columbus Children's Hospital

The Memorial Tournament and Columbus Childrens Hospital announced today the dedication ceremony for the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Childrens.

Apr 03, 2006

Study Finds Limited Availability of Child Safety Seat Types For Obese Young Children

Childhood obesity is a critical health issue. And the use of child safety seats is required by law. But how many child safety seat types are available for the increasing number of obese children? Not nearly enough—according to a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics and conducted

Mar 06, 2006

Passive Injury Prevention Strategies Credited with Decrease in Baby Walker-Related Injuries

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: March 6, 2006 Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Children’s Hospital have shown that mobile infant walker-related injuries decreased 76% between 1990 and 2001, thanks to the use of passive injury prevention strategies, such as baby

Jan 03, 2006

Cheerleading Injuries Found to be Significant Source of Injury to Girls

First-of-its-kind research conducted by staff of the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Columbus Children’s Research Institute at Columbus Children’s Hospital indicates that cheerleading has emerged as a significant source of injury to girls.

Oct 26, 2005

Columbus Children's Hospital Announces Wide-Ranging Strategic Expansion Effort

Columbus Children’s Hospital officials today announced a dramatic, wide ranging seven-year strategic effort including a $740 million master site plan that will change the face of health care for central Ohio children while becoming a model for what is possible in pediatric care and research

Aug 30, 2005

Columbus Children's Hospital Researchers Prove Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is Effective in Treating Children With Epilepsy

Epilepsy, a brain disorder that occurs when the electrical signals in the brain are disrupted, affects about two million Americans. Most people with Epilepsy respond well to medication, but in approximately 25-30 percent of patients, medication doesn't work.

Jul 27, 2005

First-Generation Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suites Install 5 Axis Biplane Positioner and Flat Panel Detectors at Columbus Children's Heart Center

In an innovative new approach to cardiac care, physicians at The Columbus Children’s Heart Center have coupled the benefits of cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology in two suites to help critically ill newborns, children and adults with congenital heart disease achieve improved

Jul 19, 2005

Pickerington Resident Undergoes First Lung Transplant at Columbus Children's Hospital

The first lung transplant at Columbus Children’s Hospital occurred Monday, July 11, 2005 when twenty-three-year-old Emily DeArdo of Pickerington, Ohio, received two lungs.

Jul 13, 2005

The Dangers of Mini Trampolines and Full-Sized Trampolines are Similar

Prior research has already proven the dangers of recreational full-sized trampoline use, but now a new study from researchers at Columbus Children’s Research Institute on the campus of Columbus Children’s Hospital has proven that injury patterns associated with mini trampolines

Jun 09, 2005

Vaccine Being Developed to Prevent Ear Infections in Children

Hoping to prevent ear infections for the more than 15 million children in the United States who suffer from them, a promising new vaccine candidate to prevent middle ear infections (otitis media) is being developed by researchers at the Columbus Children’s Research Institute (CCRI) on the

May 23, 2005

Hundreds of Central Ohio Companies Team Up With Children's Hospital to Help Kids:

Hundreds of central Ohio companies have joined Columbus Children’s Hospital’s new Business Buddy program – a giving program that also offers public recognition for all corporate supporters of Children’s.

May 11, 2005

The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Named at Columbus Children's Hospital

The Memorial Tournament is pleased to announce a multi-year pledge with Columbus Children’s Hospital that extends a successful 30-year year partnership with the hospital as the Tournament’s primary charitable beneficiary.

May 03, 2005

Columbus Children's Hospital Leads First National Muscular Dystrophy Newborn Screening Study

Columbus Children’s Research Institute (CCRI) at Columbus Children’s Hospital recently received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control to develop and implement a newborn screening trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common type of muscular dystrophy in children.

Mar 16, 2005

New Program Encourages Kids to Make Healthier Lunch Choices

With government figures estimating 30 percent of all U.S. children are overweight or at risk for being too heavy, there is a necessity for innovative new strategies to prevent these young people from becoming overweight or obese adults.

Mar 11, 2004

Radiological Invention Will Improve Health Care for Children

Small patients normally do not fit into standard medical practice—young children are naturally active, making tasks as simple as performing an X-ray problematic for pediatric radiology professionals around the country.

Sep 04, 2002

CONJOINED TWINS SUCCESSFULLY SEPARATED

Twin girls born joined at the chest and abdomen are in critical condition and comfortably resting after surgery to separate them Friday, Aug. 30, at Columbus Children's Hospital.