ADS Foundation Donates $3 Million to Nationwide Children's Hospital to Support Professional Development i
Innovative Funding to Support Talent Pipeline for Much-Needed Behavioral Health Professionals
HILLIARD and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide Children's Hospital and Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) WMS, a leading provider of innovative water management solutions in the stormwater and on-site septic wastewater industries and the largest plastic recycler in North America, today announced a gift of $3 million from the ADS Foundation to create the Advanced Drainage Systems Behavioral Health Professional Development Fund. This funding will provide scholarships and educational opportunities for Nationwide Children's employees who want to grow their career in behavioral health.
ADS Donates $3 Million to Nationwide Children's to Support Professional Development in Pediatric Behavioral Health.
"Children's hospitals across the country are experiencing a shortage of pediatric behavioral health providers of all types," said David Axelson, MD, chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's. "We need behavioral health professionals throughout the continuum of care at Nationwide Children's Hospital. This means we must support the education and professional development of different disciplines, such as psychiatric nurses, therapists and mental health specialists, not just psychiatrists or psychologists. Everyone has a role to play in helping address the mental health challenges in our community."
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