Posts From Cincinnati Children's Social Media Team

It’s time to celebrate another year of incredible patients, dedicated employees, scientific and clinical breakthroughs and just generally fun things happening at Cincinnati Children’s. In chronological order, here’s a look back 2016. The turquoise links will take you to full › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: WCPO news anchor and reporter Julie O’Neill wrote a personal account of  her daughter’s bicycle accident on her Facebook page this week.  Because it’s a great reminder about the importance of helmet safety and the different warning signs of concussions, we’re sharing it with › Continue Reading

The Hero Design Company is an ongoing ArtWorks initiative started in 2012. Each season, 15 or so design apprentices ages 17-21 are selected to research and design unique superhero capes for children in our community. After meeting and getting to › Continue Reading

The back-to-school chatter has begun. School supply ads are all over the place. Notebooks and pens are taking over the seasonal aisle, pushing beach towels and water balloons aside to the clearance rack. As much as some of us would › Continue Reading

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are a fantastic sight, and a part of many families’ summer celebrations. But the reality is that they are involved in a significant number of injuries to children each year. In fact, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates › Continue Reading

It’s mid-June, which means it’s the time of year when U.S. News & World Report announces their annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The yearly rankings were released today, and we’re honored to announce that Cincinnati Children’s was ranked in the top › Continue Reading

They didn’t know it at the time, but scientist Edith Markoff (pictured above, far left) and her pet dog Dusty (pictured above, far right) were pioneers back when this black-and-white photo was taken more than 20 years ago. On that › Continue Reading

Today we were reminded of how a group of thoughtful people can make a big impact in the lives of others. In this case, it was a group of middle school students from Seven Hills bringing a huge smile to two-year-old › Continue Reading

Playing professional baseball was a lifelong dream. Working in the medical field is his life’s calling. Today his resume boasts both. No, this isn’t Field of Dreams. We’re not talking about Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, the outfielder and doctor from the › Continue Reading

How is Mr. Redlegs getting ready for Opening Day? By having a little April Fools’ Day fun at Cincinnati Children’s! The Cincinnati Reds mascot made short stops all over the medical center, causing mischief and leaving paper copies of his › Continue Reading

Try this next time you’re a passenger riding in the car. Look around and count the number of drivers you see distracted by their cell phones – making phone calls, text messaging, checking email, using social media or browsing the › Continue Reading

Below, you will find eight videos that were created in 2015 that you should’t miss. These stories did not find their way onto our blog or other social media channels in the last year, so we wanted to be sure to give › Continue Reading

Top 15 of 2015

The twelve months of 2015 were full of expansion and new spaces, patients with remarkable stories and determination, employees whose dedication to their work knows no limits and clinical, scientific and patient experience advancements onto which we will build in › Continue Reading

David Cheung walks onto the inpatient unit in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) just before 11 on a Monday morning, carrying a bag filled with school supplies marked “Braxton.” He finds Braxton’s room, peaks through the blinds to › Continue Reading

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2015 and ring in the new year, we’ve enlisted the help of some of our Champions patients and their families to help us celebrate. Read on to meet six Champions and learn what they’re › Continue Reading

AJ Prickel is not officially a superhero. But it’s easy to see how he could be mistaken for one. AJ – who is an RN in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – wears a superhero t-shirt for every shift. › Continue Reading

For many families, the holidays mean visits to out-of-town family and friends. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses can creep up any time – even on what’s supposed to be a fun holiday trip. When it comes to your kids’ health, a little › Continue Reading

Pediatricians dole out plenty of parenting advice every day. But what happens when a doctor becomes a parent herself? Denise Warrick, MD, a pediatrician in our Division of General and Community Pediatrics, has been learning to take her own advice › Continue Reading

  Monsters, princesses and a host of other cute characters flooded the halls of the E building this week for two fun days of trick-or-treating at the hospital! Together with members of their care team, groups of patients went trick-or-treating › Continue Reading

Go to Disney World or not. Noah Kennedy had a decision to make. Take a week off to vacation with his family at the happiest place on earth, or stay back and keep the commitments he’d made at home. It › Continue Reading

Maren Foster and Liam Sprague both had organ transplants on February 25th, 2014 at Cincinnati Children’s. Their organ donor was a young boy named Fuentez, who died – along with both of his parents and three siblings – in a › Continue Reading

Yesterday in Part I of this transplant story, Liam Sprague’s mom, Carolynn, and Maren Foster’s dad, Travis, told us about their children who both had a life-saving organ transplant on February 25, 2014 at Cincinnati Children’s. What follows is the story of › Continue Reading

Today, a special little boy named Fuentez Guerra would have turned nine years old. Because of him and the selfless decision of his extended family, two families – the Sprague family in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Foster family in Barboursville, West › Continue Reading

The last week in July marked a milestone in the construction of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center at our Liberty Campus – the arrival and installation of the cyclotron – a type of particle accelerator › Continue Reading

Five more patients now have the technology they need to make their voices heard thanks, again, to the compassion and generosity of Joy and Scott Bennett. The Bennetts began funding assistive communication devices for children and adults in need shortly › Continue Reading