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2021 news-making moments

Every year brings new advances and new adventures at Dayton Children’s. Here are the year’s highlights.

new strategic plan 

Adopted a new strategic roadmap that will guide our efforts to reinvent the path to children’s health in our region and beyond.


new spaces

Expanded the Dayton Children’s footprint in Beavercreek with a new outpatient care center and a Kids Express. Spaces of the outpatient care center are featured in commercial below


new innovations

Launched the first world trial of a new gene therapy for a rare disorder and introduced a new minimally invasive spine surgery.


new friends

Welcomed two new furry friends—canine copilots—to encourage children and speed their recovery.



new partners

Teamed up with Nationwide Children’s and CareSource in Partners for Kids to bring better care to kids everywhere. Also teamed up with Nationwide Children's as a founding member of the On Our Sleeves alliance and brought the On Our Sleeves movement for children's mental health to the Dayton region.