annual report

2015 – 2016

Dayton Children's Hospital

brand new brand

At Dayton Children’s, we are compassionate caregivers who are transforming care for children.

To highlight our innovation, renew our commitment to the community and reaffirm our mission of providing the best care for kids, we launched a new brand identity that represents these things.

The inspiration for the new identity comes from Dayton’s history of innovation. The Wright Brothers were inspired when their father brought home a toy whirligig. Their awe ignited a passion that would change the world. Dayton Children’s passion to care for kids is just as strong.

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providing the right services

Dayton Children’s continues to provide the right care, close to home, by offering new services and bringing on some of the finest physicians in the world.

In the past year, we have added allergy and immunology, neuropsychology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), among other new services. In fact, more than 60 physicians were hired in the past two years from the most impressive hospitals from coast-to-coast. Adding subspecialists also improves patient access to see a physician. Today, patient access is 6.7 days on average in our eight high-volume clinics.

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expanding the south campus

Families in the southern suburbs now have more convenient access to a broader range of world-class pediatric care for their children all in one location.

Dayton Children’s broke ground on the ambulatory destination center in August 2015 and the first phase – a specialty care center – opened this year.

The expansion is based on the growing need for services in our southern communities; this area has the highest percentage of children under age 5 and the region continues to grow.

In addition to the specialty care center, an emergency department opened January 3, 2017, and an outpatient surgery center will open in August 2017.

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patient tower, opening June 2017

In 2013, Dayton Children’s broke ground on a new eight-story patient tower and progress continues!

The final beam of the new tower settled into place with a traditional “topping off” ceremony, marking another major milestone in the project which will culminate with the grand opening of the tower in June 2017.

Inside, the transformed campus will welcome families through a three-story atrium filled with light, color and whimsy. Paying tribute to Dayton’s history of innovation including the birthplace of flight, the tower design and icons for each floor were selected from things that fly, both man-made and those found in nature.

For nearly 50 years, our focus remains steadfast – we exist because every child deserves a great children’s hospital close to home with specialists who provide exceptional care and unwavering compassion. No one is more committed to the health and well-being of the children in our community than Dayton Children’s.

our mission

To improve the health status of all children through service, education, research and advocacy.

our vision

To be the first choice for children’s health.

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snapshot of Dayton Children’s

  • 155
    patient beds
  • 1 of only 46
    freestanding children’s hospitals in the country
  • 7,221
  • 29,540
    patient days
  • 80,321
    ED visits
  • 2,000
  • 4.09 days
    average stay
  • 81
    average daily census
  • 11,440
    total surgeries
  • 16,022
    urgent care visits
  • 305,411
    total visits
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  • 2,467
    total employees
  • 405
    physicians, courtesy staff, residents
  • 780
  • 993
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community support

  • $40,864,522
    community benefit
  • $1,786,804
    uncompensated care
  • $3,830,459
    resident education
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top 5 inpatient diagnoses

  • 862
  • 653
    acute bronchiolitis/RSV
  • 388
  • 335
    seizure disorders/epilepsy
  • 234
    cellulitis/cutaneous abscess

top 5 outpatient specialties

  • 29,835
  • 12,880
  • 11,453
  • 8,057
  • 7,562
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transforming care

Physical rehabilitation and medicine program

Neuropsychology, allergy and immunology

Headache clinic and first seizure program

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease programs

First in the nation BandLoc spinal surgery

Aerodigestive and chronic hearing loss programs

Sleep studies with the latest Cine and 3T MRI technology

new faces

28 new subspecialists hired in the past 12 months, including neurosurgery, psychology, gastroenterology, physical rehabilitation and medicine, and cardiology from world-renowned facilities such as Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania and LA Children’s.

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