Master Facilities Plan :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Master Facilities Plan

Our 2012 Master Facilities plan will provided unrivalled pediatric facilities, allowing us to lead the country in providing the best health outcomes, and improving the health of the entire community.

The Master Facilities Plan:

  • Added 2.1 million square feet of clinical and research space, an energy plant, parking garages and new green space to the existing 3.2 million square feet
  • Added additional hospital and research jobs
  • Generated a projected $1.3 billion in new regional economic activity

Below is a map of our Master Facilities Plan. Click on the links below the map to learn more about our six key areas of growth.

Map of our Master Facilities Plan

New Main Hospital

The centerpiece of Nationwide Children's master facilities expansion is the new main hospital that opened in 2012, which created the second largest pediatric hospital and research center in the U.S.   [more...]

The new Nationwide Children's Hospital expansion.The 12-story hospital, attached to the current facility, encompasses 750,000 square feet and overlooks a new six acre park-like green space adjacent to Livingston Park.

Currently, Nationwide Children’s accommodates almost 933,000 patient visits each year. In 2012 that number grew to nearly one million. As a result, the new building has an estimated capacity of 460 beds, all with enhanced modifications for patients and their families.

Watch our video outlining plans for Nationwide Children's new main hospital building.

Other features include:

  • A new Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant unit
  • A “performance space" which includes a theater with advanced audio-visual equipment and seating to accommodate wheelchairs and beds
  • Family lounges on every floor, indoor and outdoor dining spaces and on-demand room service for patients
  • The Emergency Department facility has doubled in size, including increased support for Ohio’s first Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
  • A floor dedicated to pediatric intensive care, cardiac intensive care and transplant


6-Acre Green Space/Family Gardens

The new “front lawn” to Nationwide Children’s Hospital adds about six acres of green space to the campus.   [more...]

Layout of Expanded Green Space/Family GardensBesides enhancing the patient/family experience, this space helps absorb rainfall and manage water run-off more effectively than concrete and asphalt. It also helps the area stay cooler in the summer.

The green space complements Livingston Park, which is owned by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.  It is open to the community and has park benches, serene gardens, walking paths, and wide bikeways.


Clinical Research

At 97,850 square feet, the new clinical research building is home to Nationwide Children’s Surgery Center, as well as a Center for Digestive Disorders and GI Procedures and Clinical Psychology.   [more...]

Gastrointestinal (GI) LobbyTwo floors are dedicated to research, including space for the Center for Biobehavioral Health, the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and the Battell Center for Mathematical Medicine.


West Research Campus

Nationwide Children’s expanded our campus westward adding a third research facility which adds 225,000 square feet of space.   [more...]

Livingston Avenue Employee Garage

The Livingston Avenue Garage adds 1,530 parking spaces for staff, opening up other parking for patients and families.   [more...]

Livingston Avenue Parking GarageThe inpatient visitor garage is located under the expanded greenspace and provides 420 parking spaces connected via tunnel to the new tower.


Central Energy Plant

To power our expanding campus, Nationwide Children's Hospital built a new environmentally friendly “green” Central Energy Plant.   [more...]

Meeting all disaster preparedness requirements, the 50,000 square foot power plant provides heating, cooling, electricity and back-up generators to the entire campus.


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