Dayton Children’s Hospital


Dayton Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Plaza | Dayton, OH 45404-1815


Dayton Children’s Hospital was established in 1919 and currently features one of the region’s only neonatal and pediatric transport teams. The perinatal referral center is a Level III B Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dayton Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) was awarded the first-ever Patient Safety Institute Best Practices Award in 2009.

In 2014, Dayton Children’s hospital broke ground for a new 260,000-square-foot building with an eight-story patient tower featuring modern rooms and amenities on its downtown campus. The building officially opened on June 5, 2017

Dayton Children’s Hospital offers a full range of services to treat all illnesses and injuries, from the routine to the most serious

  • Regional Level III B Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the region’s perinatal referral center, featuring an award-winning design and quick access to all pediatric subspecialists. DCH is also home to the region’s only neonatal and pediatric transport teams. Infants and children are transported to Dayton Children’s for specialized care from any hospital in the region.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – won the first-ever Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practices Award in 2009 for its outstanding record of decreasing the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This award demonstrates patient safety improvements and is innovative to the Ohio health care market.
  • The Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center (Level II)  – the only verified pediatric trauma center in the region staffed entirely by pediatric specialists. In 2013, the emergency department treated over 59,000 patients.
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care Center – accredited by the American College of Surgeons and is just one of only 10 approved cancer programs in the country.
  • The Advanced Surgery Center – the region’s only surgical center devoted to pediatrics. More than 12,000 surgeries are performed every year, all under the guidance of pediatric anesthesiologists.
  • Medical imaging department – accredited and offers state-of-the-art equipment as well as low radiation doses to minimize long-term radiation side effects.
  • Customer satisfaction scores – regularly exceed 90 percent throughout the hospital. Outpatient surgery, urgent care and Children’s Health Clinic consistently score 95 percent or higher in customer satisfaction.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Center – achieved designation as a Therapeutic Development Network site. Only one third of CF Centers are part of this network.

Dayton Children’s was ranked as one of the Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. More information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings can be found here.

155 Patient Beds |  $40,864,522 in Community Benefit

405 Physicians, Courtesy Staff and Residents  |  2,467 Total Employees

Dayton Children’s Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital have teamed up to provide a new resource for women facing high-risk pregnancies and fetal conditions called the Fetal to Newborn Care Center. The Fetal to Newborn Care Center provides patients from diagnosis through delivery a guidance nurse.

In 2014, the Ohio Pediatric Care Alliance was formed through a partnership between Nationwide Children’s and Dayton Children’s to provide cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, medical imaging, genetic counseling, pulmonary and pediatric surgery, ENT and Child Lab Services.

Dayton Children’s has also partnered with Wright State University and Premier Health Neuroscience Institute to focus on medical research for the treatment of children suffering from epilepsy, concussions, movement disorders, and chronic pain.

Dayton Children’s Hospital has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded Magnet Recognition (2003), Magnet™ organization