Pediatric Associations

Ohio Children’s Hospital Association

Ohio Children’s Hospital Association (OCHA) is an association of six members that include: Akron Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Promedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Hospital members of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association are ranked first in their class in at least one specialization within the pediatric division. All six of the association members are recognized as leaders in clinical care for children. The association and hospital members “share a commitment to patient care, child safety advocacy, pediatric research and training tomorrow’s pediatricians.” OCHA helps with funding, quality of care, transparency and patient safety, health and wellness, and health reform.

Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety

Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) was launched in Ohio in 2009 and is managed by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The organization is a partnership between children’s hospitals across the country to improve patient safety in children’s hospitals. This network has since expanded to over 78 hospitals across the country with partnerships between 8 children’s hospitals in Ohio.

Ohio member hospitals include: Akron Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Mercy Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital.

The SPS National Children’s Network represents the most herculean effort to date by the country’s children’s hospitals to create a universally safe and healing environment for all children who are undergoing medical care.

With the creation of the SPS National Children’s Network – funded in part by the federal Partnership for Patients initiative and the Cardinal Health Foundation – leaders from 79 children’s hospitals across the United States have stepped forward and committed to clear, shared network goals of harm reduction.

Press release 2/11/2015 – Ohio Children’s Hospitals Release Results of Ohio Patient Safety Collaboration; Demonstrate National Impact of Work

Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) promotes the health, safety and well-being of children and adolescents so they may reach their full potential. The Ohio AAP will accomplish this by addressing the needs of children, their families, and their communities, and by supporting Chapter members through four pillars of operations:  advocacy, education, research, service, and improving the systems through which they deliver pediatric care.

Each pillar has both Board Members and Ohio AAP Staff assigned, has goals and measurable outcomes, and many ways for you to get involved. This structure allows for easier participation by members, by affording them the opportunity to follow an interest, a passion, or solve a practice problem. Members can also serve as an expert or work with a group around their interests without the commitment of a committee.