Diversity & Inclusion :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Diversity & Inclusion

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, diversity isn’t simply a word used to describe the varied faces you meet in our halls. Diversity describes what we believe in. Our hospital has made a promise to not only acknowledge, but foster and celebrate the diversity of our patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians. Why? Because being an inclusive and welcoming organization makes us better suited to take care of those who need our help the most.

We provide the best care when we understand how our patient’s unique experiences inform their views, and how they expect and deserve to receive treatment. In our day-to-day operations, we strive to shape an environment that lets our patients, families and employees know that they are understood, respected and supported when they are at Nationwide Children’s. Because who they are matters, and always will.

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Diversity Council

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Diversity Council was established to identify a long-range plan for diversity improvements at Children's, and to lead and support diversity initiatives.

Nationwide Children’s Diversity Council Mission Statement – The Diversity Council will support/lead the hospital’s efforts in celebrating the value of our differences through all aspects of Nationwide Children’s culture.

Nationwide Children’s Diversity Council Vision Statement – The Diversity Council’s vision is to insure and continually advocate for an environment that is inviting, welcoming and supportive of patients, parents, staff and physicians of diverse backgrounds. We will create an atmosphere where the value of diversity is utilized to the fullest by embracing the backgrounds, talents and contributions of all groups reflective of our community who help us achieve the Nationwide Children’s mission.

Summer Education and Research in Clinical Healthcare Internship (SEARCH)

The Summer Education and Research in Clinical Healthcare Internship (SEARCH) is for undergraduate students from undeserved and underrepresented populations who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research and medicine. We encourage MD and PhD–oriented candidates to apply. Up to three students will be accepted into the SEARCH Program.

Supplier Diversity Program

When fiscally responsible and operationally compatible, Nationwide Children’s will purchase supplies and services from minority (MBE), woman (WBE) and Central-Ohio owned businesses. Nationwide Children’s will encourage corporate partners and group purchasing organizations to procure from diverse suppliers.

Please read more about our policy by clicking here: POLICY DOWNLOAD. The entry point for all suppliers and service providers is through the Material Management, Purchasing department of Nationwide Children's.  Specifically, buyers with commodity expertise will gather initial product and pricing information from suppliers.  If you are interested in participating in the Supplier Diversity Program, please click here: WORKSHEET DOWNLOAD.

Because we value diversity as a strength, we seek to develop strategic business relationships with companies that hold similar values and produces results. Download our "A "How to" Guide: Doing business with Nationwide Children's Hospital" for additional information about working with Nationwide Children's.

Terms and Conditions for the document that describes the requirements for suppliers who do business with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. If you have questions about this document, please contact Purchasing at (614) 355-1722.

To learn more about Nationwide Children's Hospital’s many diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives, please call (614) 355-4111 or  email our Human Resources Department.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000