Hospital Operations

Clark D. West, MD, a pioneer in pediatric nephrology and a renowned clinician who led our division of nephrology for 36 years, died last week at the age of 95. Dr. West was born July 4, 1918 in Jamestown, New › Continue Reading

2013 was overwhelmingly a year of significant additions to our physical space. As you’ll see below, we added a new neighborhood location, and completed several other exciting projects. The main concourse at Burnet Campus is filled with updates that were completed › Continue Reading

The cold has settled in and so have colds of the other kind – respiratory viruses. To protect the health of our patients, their families and our staff, winter visitor restrictions are in effect beginning today, Dec. 16. Parents and guardians › Continue Reading

We’re absolutely thrilled to share the news that Seacrest Studios, the home of WKID Channel 33, is officially open and broadcasting at Cincinnati Children’s! Ryan Seacrest and his family, along with Jason Derulo and Drew Lachey, were here this morning › Continue Reading

Location T: An Update

If you’ve been to our main campus lately, you may have noticed the large red crane that has been hovering above the medical center campus for the last year. That crane has been working hard doing the heavy lifting for the › Continue Reading

With much excitement and a bit of slobbery fanfare, the CancerFree KIDS & Impact 100 Family Pet Center officially opened this morning at our main campus. The ribbon cutting ceremony welcomed members of the CancerFree KIDS and Impact 100 organizations, › Continue Reading

Honoring Regan

Each year, heading into the fall, we get really excited about Cincinnati Walks for Kids. It’s a seriously fun event. If you’ve never participated, I encourage you to do so – the event has an energy that you just have › Continue Reading

As I’m sure you can tell, there’s a lot of excitement at Cincinnati Children’s about the big Cincinnati Walks for Kids move to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for 2013! We’ve gotten some fantastic feedback from walkers about the › Continue Reading

Beginning August 4th, friends and family visiting patients in Location A or B on our Burnet Campus will be asked to provide identification as part of our new visiting policy. If you’re a parent or guardian, you will receive a › Continue Reading

It’s officially time to register for Cincinnati Walks for Kids 2013 and we are so very excited to share with you the news that this year we will be walking at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! With the move › Continue Reading

Meet Spencer. He is a super smart, always energetic 6 year old boy with a big personality. He, along with six other Cincinnati Children’s patients, recently participated in a photo shoot to capture the images for our new advertising campaign that › Continue Reading

It’s a three-peat! U.S. News & World Report announced their Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today, and we are honored to be named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country, for the third year in a row. In addition to › Continue Reading

ex·plo·ra·tion. Noun. The action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it. Most kids know that doctors and nurses work in hospitals, but many don’t realize how many other exciting, professional roles exist in an › Continue Reading

Ten years ago, on a night like any other, the mother of a patient in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) asked me for a sleeper chair to stay overnight with her two-year-old daughter, Katie, who had just undergone a › Continue Reading

Last week, in celebration of National Nurses Week, we invited Facebook fans to say ‘thank you’ to nurses who have made a difference for their families. The response was phenomenal and the sentiments of gratitude, love and appreciation are simply › Continue Reading

The idea for Project SEARCH came about in 1996 when I was nursing director of the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. An important part of that job involved hiring and managing personnel. In that context, it occurred › Continue Reading

A 10-year old boy has been rushed to the hospital after falling in a river while playing with his friends. He goes into cardiac arrest secondary to the near-drowning. He is fading fast, doctors and nurses must work together to save his › Continue Reading

The recently renovated outpatient centers of the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) are a spectacular sight.  The beautiful lighting, bright colors, clean lines, and artwork. But what’s even more spectacular is the thought and planning behind its creation. It › Continue Reading

We all hate to wait.  Whether it is for a bus, the end of the school day or the line to buy a movie ticket, waiting can be annoying.  When your child is sick, has a fever, or has an › Continue Reading

After years of planning and months of construction, I’m thrilled to be able to introduce the new Family Resource Center to the patients and families of Cincinnati Children’s. It’s still hard to believe it’s finished, and the truth is, it’s › Continue Reading

Our newest neighborhood location in Green Township is in the final stages of construction and will open to patients on Monday, April 29th. As the opening approaches, we are excited to offer families, employees, friends, neighbors and members of the › Continue Reading

This week (March 3-9) is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Patient safety is priority number one at Cincinnati Children’s every day of the year, but you, our patient families, also play a critical role in making hospital stays as safe › Continue Reading

Today, Cincinnati Children’s was named one of Parents Magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Hospitals – number 3 to be exact! This is an honor for the medical center and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our more than › Continue Reading

As we gear up for the year ahead and the progress it inevitably holds, we pause to look back at the people and events that shaped the medical center and the future of pediatric healthcare at Cincinnati Children’s over the › Continue Reading

When I walk into my office in the morning during December, it’s usually glowing from a lone red light. It isn’t Rudolph but rather my voicemail-indicator light. Today – four new messages: the parent of a 5-year-old boy who wants › Continue Reading