Michael Fischer.

Michael Fisher, Cincinnati Children's former president and CEO.

Partnership Matters

New Center Named for Former CEO

In November, we officially launched the Michael Fisher Center for Child Health Equity to recognize our former president and CEO and honor his leadership in helping Cincinnati’s kids become the healthiest in the nation.

The new center will anchor our collaboration and partnership with families, community members, schools, social service agencies, businesses and government to address social factors that influence child health. From education to economic mobility and emotional wellbeing, we want all kids and their families to be safe and reach their full potential.

The Fisher Center will support this work by: 

  • Making certain that children's health outcomes are both excellent and equitable—eliminating disparities by race and ensuring that a child's ZIP code is no longer a predictor for health outcomes.
  • Rigorously committing to measurable impact and continuous improvement while serving as a catalyst for new knowledge and innovations.

Because of Michael’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as his regard for the community, it was fitting to establish the center in his name.

“This is an honor I will cherish for the rest of my life,” he said. “I love Cincinnati Children’s, I love this community, and I love all kids. I am forever grateful to the enormously talented and passionate employees who are devoting their lives and careers to education, research, clinical care, and working with families and other partners to help every child pursue their potential.”

We're excited about the promise this venture holds for kids throughout our region and beyond, and we are all in on the path ahead.

To learn more about this important work or make a donation, contact Sarah Sullivan at sarah.sullivan@cchmc.org or 513-636-5664.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities

For a community to be vibrant, its children have to be healthy. That’s why we’re working to ensure that all kids in Cincinnati have access to quality healthcare and are prepared to realize their full potential—and generous philanthropic partners like Louis and Beth Guttman are helping us get there.

For more than 20 years, they’ve provided philanthropic support for not only the work we do inside the medical center, but also important initiatives we lead outside our walls. Since joining our Board of Trustees in 2013, Beth has been laser-focused on improving access to pediatric care and reducing health disparities in at-risk communities.

The Guttmans recently renewed their commitment with an endowment to support our community initiatives aimed at tackling barriers to health. From efforts to combat premature birth and infant mortality to improving school readiness and mental healthcare, their support is helping children thrive in their neighborhoods, schools and homes.

“Cincinnati Children’s community health work is a brilliant combination of quality improvement, research and remarkable programs to engage and empower kids and their families, keeping them at the center of what we do,” Beth says. “We know that this work is ongoing, and knowing our gift will contribute for a long time is very satisfying.”

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