James Digan

James Digan

James P. Digan is President of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation and Vice-President of International Outreach for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Digan leads the philanthropic arm of the largest children’s hospital in the country, an institution with patients from 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries, accounting for more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated in the U.S.News & World Report’s annual compilation of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

On the international side, Digan works with a multidisciplinary team of leaders to build relationships with government embassies and hospitals around the world so the institution can help even more children and families.

Prior to joining Nationwide Children's, Digan was Senior Vice President for Development at the Rochester General Health System, a 650-bed community health consortium including three hospitals, two residential facilities and numerous clinics. During his time in Rochester, Digan served on the steering committee responsible for designing an accountable care organization for Western New York.

Previously, Digan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he was on the strategic task force for international strategy and growth.

Digan was also President and Chief Executive Officer at the Glaucoma Foundation.

An avid runner, skier, and classic car enthusiast, Digan was educated at Colgate University.