Medical treatment

Brown announces $530,000 for diagnostic and medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $530,000 in Congressional Directed Spending (CDS) to Children’s Hospital Cincinnati Medical Center. The hospital will use the funds, provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to purchase a 129Xe hyperpolarizer, which will allow researchers and clinicians at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to improve the standard of care for testing lung function and respiratory care, including for children with cystic fibrosis. Brown helped secured this financing by submitting it as CDS FY22.

“My office and I regularly schedule and attend meetings with local leaders because listening to the concerns of Ohio communities is the best way for me to do my job and serve the people of Ohio,” said Brown. “We need to use every tool available to get resources to Ohio, like Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and that’s what we’ve done with these local priorities. The best ideas don’t come from Washington – they come from the people of Ohio who know better than anyone what their communities need.

“Cincinnati Children’s is grateful to Senator Brown for his advocacy for the inclusion of the Xe Hyperpolarizer in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022. This technology will make a substantial difference in our ability to care for patients. patients with cystic fibrosis, bone marrow transplant recipients and others, allowing us to detect abnormal regional ventilation and gas exchange in children with lung disease, safely and without ionizing radiation.The Senator’s continued support of science and to translational medicine in children has a significant and positive impact on children’s health,” said Jason C. Woods, PhD, director of the Pulmonary Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit, full-service medical facility that has provided pediatric health care since 1883. It is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the United States. The center is also a leader in research, which includes collaborating with other countries around the world, to improve the treatment of children.

Funding for this project comes from a funding package President Biden signed into law in March 2022, which included key wins for Ohio communities that Brown helped secure. Brown and his office worked with local entities across Ohio to secure CDS funding through the Senate Appropriations Committee, secure over $100 million for projects throughout Ohio.