Inpatient Guide :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Inpatient Guide

We know that being in the hospital may be difficult for your child and your family. We hope this information will answer some of your questions about Nationwide Children's.

Nationwide Children's is one of the largest and most respected facilities in the country. And it’s the only hospital in central Ohio that focuses on pediatric care. At Nationwide Children's, we focus on "family centered care." That means we care about the family’s needs as well as the child’s. It also means that you play a valuable role in your child’s care—your support and attention are essential during this time.

At Nationwide Children's, you’ll find people who are totally committed to improving the lives of children.

Visitor Restrictions - Effective December 1, 2014

To protect our patients during viral season, it is necessary to restrict inpatient visitors in all intensive care units, all neonatal units and Hematology/Oncology.

Beginning Monday, December 1 (through approximately mid-March), all visitors to these units  must be healthy and 12 years of age and older. This includes siblings.

Patients/parents in these units will be asked to identify up to four additional people, 12 years of age and older, they wish to visit during their stay. The four names given will be listed in the patient’s medical record. Only visitors with their name listed will be able to visit the patient for the duration of visitor restrictions.

Learn more or view a video explaining visitor restrictions during viral season on our flu resources page.

Wondering how to stay connected with patients during this time? Check out these six ways to keep in touch during visitor restrictions.

Seasonal Flu Information

Nationwide Children’s Hospital recommends everyone 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine every year to reduce the chance of becoming sick from the flu. Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect your children, yourself and everyone around you. Read how you can help keep yourself and your family from getting sick.

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