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Partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Wood County Hospital will be partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Wood County Hospital has announced it will be partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to bring additional resources and care to pediatric and neonatal patients.  The two organizations have signed a formal affiliation to work together. 

“This affiliation allows pediatric patients an expanded level of expertise and resources offered by Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Ohio right here in Bowling Green,” Stan Korducki, president and CEO of WCH, said.  “The combined resources of WCH and Nationwide Children’s will build upon the tremendous care already provided by our current pediatricians, obstetricians and Emergency Room physicians.”

As part of the affiliation, WCH providers will receive advanced education and training, as well as direct consultation with pediatric specialists at Nationwide Children’s.  This will assist WCH in meeting the needs of our providers and their patients and families.  Nationwide Children’s physician and nursing teams will collaborate on protocol development, education initiatives, and clinical development.

“Our hospitals will work together to recruit pediatricians for our local pediatric practice, Wood County Medical Associates, which will directly impact the quality of care available at WCH,” continued Korducki.  At WCH, we are always seeking to improve, and Nationwide Children’s gives us a chance to raise our level of expertise in pediatrics.”

Nationwide Children’s will also work with WCH to explore local pediatric research opportunities, and participation in clinical trials and other research activities.

“We’re honored to partner with Wood County Hospital and collaboratively work alongside their team of quality healthcare providers. We look forward to lending our pediatric expertise to support and enhance the local care offered in Bowling Green, Ohio,” said Dominique LaRochelle, manager, Regional Business Development, Nationwide Children’s

Wood County Medical Associates providers focus on pediatric development, wellness, and conditions for babies, children and teenagers in an outpatient setting.  If the need arises, our Emergency Department has highly trained medical professionals to care for your children around the clock with direct access to consult with a Nationwide Children’s physician.

All WCH pediatricians and obstetrics nursing staff are Neonatal Resuscitation Program certified and Pediatric nursing staff are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life support.

In choosing Wood County Hospital for the care of your child, you are choosing a team of highly specialized healthcare staff, with resources committed to providing the very best care.  You can depend on us to provide the highest level of medical care for your family members of all ages.

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About Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

About Wood County Hospital
Founded in 1951, Wood County Hospital is a private, not-for-profit general acute care facility, licensed for 196 beds, that serves a population of over 72,000 in Wood, Henry, Seneca, Sandusky and Hancock counties in northwest Ohio. Wood County Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.