Hospital Operations

Cincinnati Children’s has been advocating along with 27 other children’s hospitals for the National Pediatric Research Network Act to increase funding for pediatric research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The bill – H.R. 6163 – passed unanimously in › Continue Reading

After months of planning, it is almost here. We can’t wait for Saturday and hope you are just as excited to spend a fun-filled day with Cincinnati Children’s patients, families, employees and friends. Whether you’re a first-time walker or a › Continue Reading

As of October 1st, we have decreased prices by 10% on more than 230 of our most commonly used services. We’ve been working hard to decrease costs throughout the medical center by improving efficiencies and making smarter purchasing decisions – › Continue Reading

Recently we updated you on the construction progress of the new Cincinnati Children’s Green Township facility, which is scheduled to open next spring. We want the inside of our buildings to reflect what’s going on in the neighborhoods we serve, › Continue Reading

The newest Cincinnati Children’s neighborhood location is taking shape in the heart of Cincinnati’s west side. Cincinnati Children’s Green Township, an 80,000 square-foot outpatient facility, is slated to open in Spring 2013. These aerial photographs were taken just a few days ago – we officially › Continue Reading

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, an Ohio native who died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82, will always be a hero in the minds of many because of his historic Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. Now he will also › Continue Reading

As a national leader in treating kids with eosinophilic disorders and severe food allergies, Cincinnati Children’s often becomes a home away from home for families seeking our highly specialized care. Now our guests with allergies can count on finding something › Continue Reading

Nurses Week is coming to a close but the inspirational stories of caring and compassion we continue to hear from Cincinnati Children’s patient families never end. Here are a few more from our Facebook page. “We spent 20 months at › Continue Reading

In honor of Nurses Week, we asked our Facebook community to share their personal stories about the Cincinnati Children’s nurses who have made a difference in their lives. The response was overwhelming and we are proud to share some of › Continue Reading

The American Nurses Association calls this week National Nurses Week. We call it about time to recognize people with a passion for the profession. Throughout the year, we record stories of families whose experiences at Cincinnati Children’s have been life-altering. › Continue Reading

Mary Klug is an RN in the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s. She also shared her story with the Cincinnati Enquirer. It was published Thursday, May 3, 2012. I’ve been a nurse for 24 years. The first four years  as a › Continue Reading

(Reported by Della Heiman and Cliff Goldkind, volunteer members of the Ghana 2012 mission, organized by the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s) As the team gathered at the Accra Airport Holiday Inn for one final dinner, one final speech by › Continue Reading

It takes a lot of work to schedule patients, obtain supplies and arrange the staff to run three operating rooms for a week. It takes even more work when the operating rooms are located on another continent. So when a team of 34 › Continue Reading

For Leslie Ayensu-Coker, MD, next week’s surgical mission trip to Ghana is more than a chance to help young girls with complex gynecological conditions. It’s an opportunity to bring her skills to her childhood home. Ayensu-Coker is an expert in the surgical › Continue Reading

Sarah-Ross Tolin, RN, is about to fly off for the experience of a lifetime. She’s one of a dozen registered nurses and registered certified nurse anesthetists joining a surgical mission led by the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s to the West African › Continue Reading

Ask just about anyone at Cincinnati Children’s what is most important and you’re likely to get the same answer – safety! There is nothing that we do that is more important than providing a safe environment for our patients and › Continue Reading

One of the exciting things about my role at Cincinnati Children’s is being part of initiatives that are truly changing the way we approach healthcare and improve the quality of life for children and their families. A great example is › Continue Reading

Ohio has the best statewide network of children’s hospitals in the country. Thanks to the high quality, cost effective care at six freestanding children’s hospitals across the state — in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Toledo and Cleveland — no child › Continue Reading

Not long ago, hospitals worked independently and information about medical advances in patient care was shared only in professional journals or at medical conferences. Today, however, evidence-based collaboration is the name of the quality improvement game that’s advancing child health › Continue Reading

The 2012 federal budget, offered to Congress on Monday Feb. 14, would eliminate the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program. As Dr. Tom DeWitt discussed here last week, since the program’s inception in 1999, this funding has helped ensure › Continue Reading

A vital national program helping to ensure that children receive care from pediatric specialists trained to meet children’s unique health care needs is up for renewal this year at the federal level. Since 1999, the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education › Continue Reading

One of the defining elements of our culture at Cincinnati Children’s is a nearly fanatical focus on safety. While we’re proud of our record and the expertise we’ve developed over the years, we also believe we can learn from others. › Continue Reading

Another year come and gone. For some, this is a time to say “good riddance.” For others, there’s sorrow in watching 2010 pass into the history books. For those involved in health care, the year just past is one of › Continue Reading

It’s a part of the human condition to want to be included. We want friends. We want people to talk to. “Community” is ingrained in us somewhere deep in our DNA. OK, maybe not scientifically, but you get the point. › Continue Reading

Imagine if a doctor, treating a young patient with a chronic illness, could have instant access to information from others all around the U.S. on the latest treatments and protocols, how their patients are responding, and what practices are leading › Continue Reading