Big Lots Behavioral Health Services Annual Report

US News Badge Honor RollBig Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive service line dedicated to children and adolescents affected by mental illness and problems of emotion, behavior, development, thought and adaptation to life challenges, including those associated with physical illness and trauma. We are committed to partnering with patients, families and referring primary care clinicians and specialists to deliver services of public health relevance and to achieve the best possible clinical outcomes. Because no single discipline or professional can adequately address the needs of every child, our approach is deliberately multidisciplinary and collaborative.

Mary A. Fristad, PhD, and Joyce Chen, MD

Evolution of the Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit

The Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit (YCSU) is an inpatient psychiatric setting at Nationwide Children’s for children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis. Over the last 12 years, the YCSU has grown from a two-bed unit housed within a general emergency department to a 16-bed unit designed specifically with the needs of youths and families in crisis in mind. In a new book chapter, clinicians and researchers from Nationwide Children’s detail why the unit was established, how it has grown and why it is a promising alternative psychiatric intervention to traditional inpatient hospitalization.

Join the Behavioral Health Team at Nationwide Children's

Resident and Patient

Physician Careers

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is always looking for excellent board certified and board eligible pediatric physicians to join our Medical Staff.

Three pharmacy residents having a discussion

View All Open Behavioral Health Positions

View all open positions in Big Lots Behavioral Health Services and find your passion and your purpose.

Girl with arms crossed in hallway

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship

The DBP Fellowship prepares pediatricians in the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s development and behavior and positions them to diagnose and manage these conditions.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Annual Report 2022-23

Nationwide Children's Hospital 2022-23 Annual Report

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we’re not just committed to transforming our organization.

We’re dedicated to transforming child health care for every family, even if they never step foot on our campus. We’re doing this through perseverance, commitment and an unwavering faith in our team’s ability to achieve the high bar set in our most audacious strategic plan yet.

With One Team and One Focus – Leading the Best Outcomes for Children Everywhere – we are proud to be Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Download PDF Request a Print Copy


Nationwide Children's Hospital Exterior

Sign Up for PediatricsOnline

Subscribe to PediatricsOnline, a digital newsletter personalized for the pediatric provider to deliver up-to-date resources, research announcements and more.

Doctor playing with patient

Clinical Tools

Access practice tools, case studies and additional resources for your practice. 

Dr. Mike Patrick in his PediaCast podcast studio.

Pediacast CME

PediaCast CME offers free Continuing Medical Education credit to listeners, covering a wide range of pediatric topics along with faculty development episodes—so pediatric teachers and researchers can improve skills at every level.


Pediatrics Nationwide

Get the Latest News and Information in Behavioral Health

Pediatrics Nationwide is published by Nationwide Children's Hospital to advance the conversation on child health. We are a valued channel for knowledge exchange among pediatric clinicians and researchers. new stories are published weekly, with two print issues each year.

Learn More