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1987
Development at Mason

The Mason Campus was Cincinnati Children’s first neighborhood location when it opened in 1987. Today, we have nine. The newspaper advertisement above appeared on May 19, 1987.

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1987

Community

Cincinnati Children’s opens its first neighborhood location, Children’s Outpatient North, that is today known as Mason Campus. It represents the first of many subsequent extensions into the community and the first time we offer surgical services outside the main hospital.

Kids can get convenient care without sacrificing quality or safety.

1986
Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett and Lab

Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett with colleagues in his lab in 1987.

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1986

Cure

Cincinnati Children’s scientists led by Jeffrey Whitsett, MD, identify and clone proteins in surfactant, a substance that’s critical to lung function. This work makes possible the routine use of surfactant therapy to improve lung function in premature babies — saving millions of lives since then. Through scientific breakthroughs, kids can literally breathe better.

1985
Liver Care Center Press Conference

Dr. Fred Ryckman (center) and Dr. William Balistreri (left) take questions at a 1988 press conference.

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1985

1985

Drs. William Balistreri and Fred Ryckman establish the Pediatric Liver Care Center and begin offering liver transplantation in 1986. Today, over 700 transplants later, the center is one of the busiest in the nation while still offering a median wait time less than half the national average. Kids can get the highest level of care when medical expertise meets expedited delivery.