Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families Workforce and Economic Development :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Workforce and Economic Development

We will increase the workforce in Columbus’ South Side by targeting economic development efforts and supporting the Parsons Avenue Vision Plan. Nationwide Children’s is undertaking the nation’s largest pediatric expansion to date (based on the addition of new, non-replacement facilities), which will open in 2012. The new hospital is expected to generate $1.3 billion in new regional economic activity, and create more than 2,000 new jobs. We also will increase employment and career fairs for jobs and vendor opportunities at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as well as establish student internship programs for the younger generations.

Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families supports programs that aim to provide local, disadvantaged and minority businesses a better understanding of the needs and opportunities of prime contractors in the area.


As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospitals and research institutes in the United States, Nationwide Children's Hospital is a resource and an advocate for children and parents in central Ohio and far beyond. Our programs are ranked among the nation's best by U.S.News & World Report magazine. We provide family-centered care, conduct leading-edge pediatric research and serve as an advocate for child health in our community. We are in the process of redefining what is possible in pediatrics. With unprecedented patient care facilities. With world-class research space. And with an appreciation of nature’s healing power.

Upon completion in 2012, our campus will have been expanded by more than 2.4 million square feet, making Nationwide Children’s Hospital the second largest pediatric hospital and research center in the United States. That means we need more employees. With this expansion comes the addition of more than 2,000 hospital and research jobs.

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