Dayton Children's Medical Center

Dayton Children's Medical Center
Dayton Children's Medical Center
Dayton Children's Medical Center
Location Dayton, Ohio, United States
Care system Medicaid, Private Insurance, BCMH
Hospital type Teaching, Tertiary Referral Center
Affiliated university Boonshoft School of Medicine of Wright State University
Emergency department Level 2 Pediatric Trauma
Beds 155
Founded 1967
Lists Hospitals in Ohio

Dayton Children's Medical Center is a pediatric hospital located in Dayton, Ohio. The Medical center is a multi-specialty hospital that saw 6,646 total admissions, 66,570 visits to the emergency department and 70,366 outpatient visits for the fiscal year of 2009-2010.[1] In 2003, the hospital was ranked one of America’s top 25 children’s hospitals by Child (magazine). The hospital is staffed with 1,335 full-time employees, 291 part-time employees, and 248 physicians.[2] Dayton Children's Medical Center is currently the only pediatric hospital in the Dayton region.

Dayton Children's Medical Center is also partered with Kohls a Minute for Kids.[3] The Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University is the affiliated university.[4]



The Dayton Children's Medical Center was founded in 1967 and was originally known as The Barney Children's Medical Center. In 1970, the hospital's name changed to be what it is today. Also that same year, Dayton Children's evolved into a 155-bed private, not-for-profit hospital for infants, children and adolescents. On February 1, 1980, The Ronald McDonald House was completed for the benefit of Dayton Children's patients and their families.[5]

Awards and recognition

Dayton Children's Medical Center received the following:[6]

  • Dayton Children's was named Business of the Year in 2004 by the Dayton Business Journal.
  • Dayton Children's is the 2004 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award winner in the category of companies with more than 100 employees.
  • Dayton Children’s was ranked one of America’s top 25 children’s hospitals in 2003 by Child (magazine) for 2003-2004.
  • Dayton Children's pharmacy was one of three in the country receiving the Award of Excellence in Medication Use Safety
  • The Cancer Care program at Dayton Children's is one of only 11 accredited pediatric cancer programs in the country.
  • The pediatric intensive care unit won the Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practices Award in 2009 for its record of decreasing the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).


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The hospital has received the following accreditations:[7]

  • College of American Pathologists gave Dayton Children’s laboratory full accreditation in 2007.
  • American College of Radiology accredited the medical imaging services at the hospital.
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories accredited the hospital's echocardiography laboratory.
  • American College of Sleep Medicine accredited the Pediatric Sleep Center at Dayton Children's.
  • Pediatric Residency Review Committee accredited the pediatric residency program at the hospital.
  • The Comprehensive Cancer Care Center at Dayton Children's has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons.
  • Dayton Children's was accredited by JCAHO in June 2003.
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Dayton Children's Medical Center has several outpatient testing centers in the Dayton area. These centers are located in Vandalia, Beavercreek, Springboro and Kettering.[8]

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Coordinates: 39°46′28″N 84°10′08″W / 39.7745°N 84.1688°W / 39.7745; -84.1688

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