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Growin’, Growin’, Growin’! Nationwide Children’s Keeps a Growin’

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In the fall of 2008, Nationwide Children’s Hospital broke ground on a new 12-floor main hospital that is scheduled for completion in 2012. This new tower will be 750,000 square feet and will be surrounded by six acres of green …

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“I feel good…” Happy, Healthy, Healthcare Workers

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Healthy employees are happy employees, and happy employees make better healthcare workers. That is one goal for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Employee Wellness Program. More than one-third of large employers in the U.S. have such wellness programs. They are designed …

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Movin’ On Up…to the ‘4 East’ Side: Emergency Department Wait Times

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With more than 80,000 visits per year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has the 2nd busiest pediatric emergency department in the United States. Providing timely medical care to that many kids can be a real challenge. Yet, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has some …

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Infant Car Seat Safety: If it’s high up, it’s high risk!

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When infant car seats are properly positioned in the car, they can save hundreds, if not thousands of lives each year. But when they’re used improperly outside the car, these safety devices can lead to serious injury. When you place …

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Pediatric Asthma: It takes your breath away!

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Worldwide, over 300 million people suffer from asthma, and many of these are children. Sadly, their numbers are increasing. The consequences of pediatric asthma are significant. These include recurrent hospitalizations, poor quality of life and even death. Proven therapies for …

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Obesity in America: A Growing Problem!

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The health care community has known about the problem of obesity in children for some time. Now, parents are getting the message. The National Poll on Children’s Health conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan lists obesity as the …

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Bad Bugs Arising: A look at MRSA on the rise

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Recent reports confirm that skin and other infections with bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA are on the rise. In this podcast, I interview two leaders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital who see this problem first hand each and every …

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A Kaleidoscope of Culinary Delights

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Did you know that to some extent, the quality and preparation of food in hospitals could have a therapeutic value? In this podcast I speak with Kathy Grover, Director of Nutrition Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Chef Matthew Shank, Production …

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Children’s on Quality: A look at quality issues affecting pediatric health care

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Welcome to Children’s on Quality! My name is Dr. Rick McClead, Medical Director of Quality Improvement Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. I’ll be posting podcasts and posts that take an in-depth look at the quality issues affecting …

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