Delivering the right care for all children

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Community Benefit

Dayton Children’s was built on the hopes and dreams of some very dedicated community leaders who wanted a children’s hospital in this region so children did not have to travel far for specialized health care.  With this founding spirit, Dayton Children’s continues to deliver on its mission to improve the health status of all children regardless of the ability to pay.  Not only do we provide care at the hospital and in our specialty care and outpatient testing centers, but we also reach out into the community with programs and services to help improve the health and safety of our region’s children.

During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, Dayton Children’s provided more than $26 million in programs and services that benefited our community.  These community benefits are above and beyond the compensated care provided on our main campus and in our community locations and illustrate our sincere dedication to the pediatric population in our 20-county service area. 

As the region’s only pediatric hospital, we:

  • Serve as the community's safety net hospital by caring for all children regardless of their ability to pay, while providing and subsidizing hospital and community-based services that are either limited or unavailable elsewhere in our community.
  • Serve as a voice for children through public policy advocacy to change laws, policies or systems leading to the improvement of health and safety for children and families.
  • Join with community partners and lend support throughout our region to improve the lives of children and their families.
  • Train future doctors and health care providers to become the next generation of high quality, professional pediatric experts.

At Dayton Children’s we are committed to living our mission to improve the health status of all children. Our community benefit activities demonstrate this commitment to our community’s children.


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Upcoming Events

Car Seat Safety Check

The Fuel the Miracles Car & Bike Show will take place September 27 at the Moraine Walmart.

Learn about healthy lifestyles including exercise and nutrition!

Car Seat Safety Check at Xenia Township Fire Station 51 on Brush Row Road

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About Dayton Children's

The right care for the right reasons


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815