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Released: 3-Aug-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Maryam Fouladi, MD, Named Co-Executive Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program
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Dr. Fouladi will continue her extensive work on brain stem gliomas (DIPG) at Nationwide Children’s alongside Jeffrey Leonard, MD, co-executive director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program and chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s.

Newswise: Rustin Morse, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Released: 27-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Rustin Morse, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Following an extensive national search, Rustin Morse, MD, has been selected as chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective today.

22-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Significant Increase in Number and Severity of Suicide-Related Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers Involving Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
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Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed 549,807 calls made to Poison Control Centers in the U.S. for suicide-related cases involving OTC analgesics from 2000-2018 and found that both the overall number and rate of these cases increased by 57% and 34%, respectively, during this period.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Study Finds Decreased Rates of High-cost Care after a Community Development Initiative
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More than a decade into the community development initiative called Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families, the 30-block Southern Orchards neighborhood on Columbus, Ohio’s South Side had clear, notable improvement. Home vacancy fell from 30% to under 6%. High school graduation rates increased. More than $40 million in investments were generated in the area.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, this year at number eight. The Honor Roll is a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s medical centers nationwide recognized by U.S. News as the “Best of the Best.”

Released: 15-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Encouraging First Report of Systemic Delivery of Micro-dystrophin Gene Therapy in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital have published in JAMA Neurology results from the first four patients treated in the first clinical trial of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) – and initial findings suggest that the therapy can provide functional improvement that is greater than that observed under the standard of care.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Study Examines Emotional Regulation, Family History as Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior
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In a recent study, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined the intersection of two risk factors, parental history of suicidal behavior and emotion regulation, in children 6-9 years of age.

8-May-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Study Finds Rising Rate of Mental Health Visits Among Youth to Emergency Departments
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While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. In a study published today in Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers looked at the number and reason for mental health-related ED visits.

Newswise: Telehealth Services Rapidly Expand at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Amid COVID-19 Response
Released: 7-Apr-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Telehealth Services Rapidly Expand at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Amid COVID-19 Response
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As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, it is imperative community networks, including health care systems, modify how they provide services. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has quickly adapted the way care is delivered to its patients and their families.

Newswise: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celebrates Opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion
Released: 28-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celebrates Opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital held a Community Dedication Celebration of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion today. At nine stories tall, it is America’s largest and most comprehensive center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus in the United States.

Newswise: Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon, Nationwide Extend Partnership To 2024
Released: 12-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST
Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon, Nationwide Extend Partnership To 2024
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The Columbus Marathon and Nationwide announced today that they have renewed their partnership for the annual running and walking event through 2024.

Released: 9-Dec-2019 12:00 AM EST
Three-Day Intensive Crisis Intervention is Associated with Reduced Suicidality in Adolescents
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In what appears to be the first study of its kind and recently published in the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health, clinicians and researchers at Nationwide Children’s have shown that ICI is a promising alternative to lengthy hospitalization. Findings also revealed significant reductions in suicidal ideation at the three-month follow-up.

6-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage
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A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding eye exposures associated with household cleaning products from 2000 through 2016 and found a decrease in the number of exposures during this period. However, the number of these exposures among young children remains high.

25-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
Study Finds Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Increase in Marijuana Exposures
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A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December 2017, which totaled an average of 3,743 exposures each year, or approximately 10 calls every day.

20-Nov-2019 12:40 PM EST
Study Finds Increase in Pediatric Eye Injuries from Nonpowder Firearms
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated nonpowder firearm injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) among children younger than 18 years from 1990 through 2016. It found an overall decrease in the rate of nonpowder firearm injuries during the study period, but an increasing rate of eye injuries related to nonpowder firearms.

14-Nov-2019 10:10 AM EST
Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws.

Newswise: Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, Appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Released: 8-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, Appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective August 1.

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Released: 5-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Premature Infant Heads to Home State after Spending More Than a Year in Unique NICU for Babies with Lung Disease
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In a unique, hybrid model of care that includes both intensive care and a focus on neurodevelopment, the care team in the Comprehensive Center for bronchopulmonary dysplasia also addresses the medical, nutritional, developmental and social needs of patients diagnosed with severe BPD.

Released: 11-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Study Finds No Correlation Between Brain Function and Head Impacts After Two Seasons of Youth Tackle Football
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To date, most studies that have attempted to understand connections between neurocognitive function and sub-concussive head impacts have been retrospective – and inconclusive.

11-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT
New Study Finds Personal Care Products Send a Young Child to the Emergency Room Every Two Hours
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016 – that is the equivalent of about one child every two hours.

Released: 11-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2019 Patient Champions
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Patient Champions, current or former patients of Nationwide Children’s, were chosen based on various criteria, including diversity of diagnosis, age and enthusiasm to cheer on race participants at their mile.

Released: 5-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT
The Day Family Announces the Creation of The Ryan and Christina Day Fund for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Ryan and Christina Day have joined On Our Sleeves™, the movement to transform childhood mental health developed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Today, they announced the creation of The Ryan and Christina Day Fund for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Wellness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Released: 23-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT
Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Makes Sixth Annual Gift for Significant Impact at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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The Nationwide Foundation established the Pediatric Innovation Fund in 2014 and has so far contributed $60 million to it, including the gift announced today.

Released: 9-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT
On Our Sleeves Movement Launches Nationally to Transform Childhood Mental Health
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On Our Sleeves, a movement dedicated to ending the stigma around childhood mental health, launched nationally today on May 9, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. On Our Sleeves was created with the goal of raising awareness about the one in five children living across America with mental illness and to ending the stigma often associated with these conditions.

Released: 21-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Thirty-One Gifts Launches Spring Fundraising Campaign in Support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Now, through May 31, Thirty-One Gifts will offer Customers the opportunity to support the hospital’s On Our Sleeves behavioral health platform by rounding up to the nearest dollar or donating an amount of their choice.

19-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
New Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Kratom Exposure
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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 1,800 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to kratom from January 2011 through December 2017.

Newswise: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Appoints Tim Robinson as CEO
12-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Appoints Tim Robinson as CEO
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The Board of Directors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital has announced Tim Robinson, the organization’s current executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, as the new chief executive officer of Nationwide Children's, effective July 1, 2019.

Newswise: Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Released: 12-Dec-2018 6:00 AM EST
Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected Lorina Wise as chief human resources officer.

Released: 11-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST
Pediatric Experts Help Families Navigate Difficult Conversations About Health and Illness During the Holidays
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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.

Released: 5-Nov-2018 12:05 AM EST
Youth TBI Laws Promote Head Injury Evaluation in Emergency Department
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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.

Released: 2-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EDT
Justice Launches “Believe in Magic, Believe in Justice” Holiday Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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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.

Released: 16-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT
ABMS Names Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Recipient of its First-Ever Quality Improvement Award
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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.

Released: 15-Oct-2018 9:45 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Recognized as blackdoctor.org 2018 Top Hospital for Diversity
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital has earned a spot as a BlackDoctor.org (BDO) 2018 Top Hospital For Diversity.

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Released: 14-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Experts Recommend Talking with Youth about Suicide
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According to suicide prevention experts, 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.

Released: 20-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
The South Side Renaissance Fund: Expanding Healthy Homes and South Side Renaissance Homes
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The nonprofit Ohio Capital Finance Corporation, an affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, announced today the creation of the South Side Renaissance Fund which will allow Healthy Homes and South Side Renaissance Homes to continue their mission of making a significant, positive difference to the neighborhoods in the South Side of Columbus, Ohio.

20-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT
A Medication Used to Treat Opioid Dependence Can Cause Serious Health Consequences for Exposed Children
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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.

Released: 24-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Making Significant Patient Impact at the Institute For Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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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.

18-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT
Age-Related Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates Among Youth Ages 5 to 17 Years
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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. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly-aged white children.

18-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
U.S. Poison Control Centers Receive 29 Calls Per Day About Children Exposed to ADHD Medications
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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 disorder medications among children and adolescents 19 years of age and younger from January 2000 through December 2014, averaging 200 calls each week or 29 calls per day.

Released: 17-Apr-2018 10:30 AM EDT
Is Caregiver Education About Sickle Cell Trait Effective?
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Despite universal newborn screening that detects the presence of sickle cell trait (SCT), only 16 percent of Americans with SCT know their status. To address this issue, in Ohio, in-person education is offered to caregivers of referred infants with SCT.

Released: 28-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Steve Allen Announces Retirement Plans
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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 126-year history. Allen will continue as CEO through the search for his successor and beyond as Emeritus Executive for Nationwide Children's Hospital following his retirement.

Released: 1-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST
Small Trial of Omega Fatty Acid Supplementation in Toddlers Born Preterm Shows Promising Results: Larger Scale Trial Indicated
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Researchers have shown that omega fatty acid supplements may improve autism spectrum disorder symptoms in toddlers who were born very preterm. Dr. Keim and her team conducted a study where 31 toddlers who were born prematurely participated. For 3 months, half of them took a daily dietary supplement that contained a special combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and the other half took a placebo. The group that took the daily omega fatty acid supplement exhibited a greater reduction in ASD symptoms than those who took the placebo, according to ratings provided by the children’s parents.

19-Feb-2018 2:00 PM EST
Laws Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Calls More Effective Than Texting Bans for Teen Drivers
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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. The study, done in conjunction with researchers from West Virginia University and the University of Minnesota, and published today in Journal of Adolescent Health, looked at state-level cellphone laws and differences in both texting and hand-held cellphone conversations among teen drivers across four years.

Released: 20-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
Biospecimen Core Resource Wins NIH Contract to Further Cancer Research
Nationwide Children's Hospital

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 derivatives for a number of national cancer research projects. The BCR is part of a national processing and analysis pipeline supporting large scale cancer genomic projects.

Released: 28-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
Abercrombie & Fitch to Support Nationwide Children’s Hospital this Holiday Season
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Starting today, Abercrombie & Fitch customers in the U.S. will have an opportunity to support The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. At all Abercrombie & Fitch locations across the United States, shoppers will have an opportunity to round up their purchase at checkout until December 31 with all proceeds benefiting lifesaving research taking place at the Columbus-based hospital.

Released: 3-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EDT
The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives Accreditations for Quality, Care and Outcomes
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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.

Released: 30-Oct-2017 2:40 PM EDT
More Than a Cold, Doctors Warn of a Common Respiratory Illness in Children
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Because its symptoms are similar to those of other viruses – coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, irritability and loss of appetite – RSV is considered the most common illness that many parents have never heard of. While in many healthy babies, RSV may not develop into a more serious illness, it is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children younger than one year of age in the United States, making it the most frequent cause of hospitalization for infants.

Released: 30-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT
American Electric Power Foundation and AEP Ohio Donate $2.25 Million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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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.

Released: 25-Oct-2017 1:15 PM EDT
Alliance Data Donates $1 Million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) today announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business presented a $1 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, building on the company’s nearly two decades of support for the healthcare institution.

Released: 31-Jul-2017 2:10 PM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2017 Patient Champions
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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. The other two miles along the Marathon route will be deemed the “Encore Mile” and “Angel Mile,” and many miles will be sponsored by a corporate or community organization.


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