About Cincinnati Children's
Employee Engagement & Events

Employee engagement.

Faculty and Staff Give Back to Our Communities

Our outstanding employees are the driving force behind Cincinnati Children’s and its ranking among the top hospitals in the nation. Not only are we committed to excellent healthcare, we are also deeply invested in the community we call home.

Our Community Relations Department facilitates employee engagement efforts through which our employees take part in events and programs that strive to improve the quality of life for children and families.

Hospital-Wide Fundraising for Key Community Partners

Ambassadors. Cincinnati Children’s leverages its large employee base to conduct significant fundraising campaigns that further our commitment to making a difference in the region. Recipients include United Way of Greater Cincinnati, ArtsWave, American Heart Association’s Heart Mini Marathon and March of Dimes March for Babies to raise funds in awareness for infant mortality and premature birth.

Cincinnati Children’s is able to make a substantial impact in our community thanks to the consistent financial support of our dedicated employees and senior leadership. Last year, we raised nearly $1.6 million in support of these organizations and deployed nearly 1,800 volunteers in improving the quality of life for Greater Cincinnati residents.

Hands-On Volunteering

Classroom help.Community Relations offers a Volunteer Ambassador Program, which helps our faculty and staff find opportunities to give back to Greater Cincinnati.  We encourage a philanthropic worldview through enriching and challenging experiences for colleagues and neighbors.

Employees have participated in several regional volunteer events, including:

  • Avondale Health Fair
  • Cincy Reads
  • Cincy Cinco
  • Cincinnati Walks for Kids
  • The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion
  • First Ladies for Health
  • Paint the Town
  • Adopt-a-School
  • Safe Kids Coalition: Walk Our Children to School
  • United Way Community Care Days

Partnership Highlights

Cincinnati Children’s is partnering with the International Academy of Cincinnati for their Family Health night on Thursday, April 12th. Students and their families will spend the evening exercising and playing fun games followed by the students participating in Vision and BMI screenings by Cincinnati Children’s.

If a screening result falls outside of a normal range participants are directed to their Primary Care Physician as well as given a brochure highlighting the services that the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Better Health and Nutrition can offer.

Children who fail the vision screening are followed-up by the Cincinnati Children’s Ophthalmology Department or a Community Partner.

“This partnership is a great opportunity for Cincinnati Children’s. It highlights our commitment to reaching beyond the walls of the hospital to meet the health and wellness needs of the community,” says Mariah Gilkeson, Community Relations/Health Specialist at Cincinnati Children’s.