Leadership Message

Friends, Changing the outcome together for the patients and families we serve is our singular focus at Cincinnati Children’s. It takes tremendous dedication, talent and teamwork. And, it would not be possible without the support and collaboration from so many volunteers, donors, other non-profits, community members, businesses and government partners.

In this report you’ll learn how we continue to move forward with our vision to be the leader in improving child health. You’ll read about the success of and innovation behind our use of ventricular assist devices for heart patients; how we’re improving the health of kids in our backyard by providing education, prevention, and coordinated care at local school clinics; and the efforts we make to help families who must travel here from long distances to get the care, services and support they need. And, our financial results demonstrate how we, as a non-profit, work hard to be good stewards of financial resources so that we can invest more in our mission.

The 2015 fiscal year was one of significant achievement:

  • Our medical staff had more than 1.2 million patient encounters supporting more than 100,000 emergency department visits, and 32,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries.
  • Our research teams earned nearly $200 million in external grant funding to explore the discoveries, treatments and cures of tomorrow. Also, they published more than 2,000 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, books and other publications sharing new knowledge.
  • We launched our 2020 strategic plan that will guide our work over the next five years.
  • We invested in facilities and operations across multiple campuses, reinforcing our strong commitments to mental health, research and discovery, and better access to care for families and children.
  • Our $250 million Change the Outcome fundraising campaign, the largest in the medical center’s history, surpassed 65 percent of its goal.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, we were ranked among the top-three pediatric hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report
  • We provided more than $260 million in programs and activities that provide treatment and promote health and healing in response to identified community needs. This includes free or discounted medical services to local families who are unable to pay.

We remain optimistic about the future because of the patients and families who inspire us, the thousands of dedicated employees who serve, and your ongoing commitment to Cincinnati Children’s. We value the relationships and partnerships we have built together over the years and thank you for the many ways you continue to show your confidence and support.

Thomas G. Cody Chairman, Board of Trustees
Michael Fisher President and CEO