Medical Professional Publications

New ID Badge System

(From the February 2016 Issue of MedStat)

The hospital has begun use of a color-coded ID badge system. The new badge covers have an updated logo. Medical providers are now designated by the following colors:

  • Active (admitting and non-admitting) Medical Staff: Grey
  • Nationwide Children’s Resident/Fellow: Blue
  • Non-Nationwide Children’s Resident/Fellow: Green
  • Emeritus/Retired Medical Staff: Blue

This color system will help patients and staff identify roles and reduce confusion about “who is allowed to be where” at all of the hospital facilities. If you have not done so, please make arrangements to get your new badge cover. 

Frequently Asked Questions about the new ID badge system

I am not a hospital-based physician. Where can I get my new badge cover?
You can go to the Security office on Main Campus and pick up your badge. If you cannot come to the Main Campus, contact your physician liaison to get the new badge delivered to your office.

As a community pediatrician, does this change affect my access to rooms or parking?
For community physicians, your new grey badge will still allow access to patient care areas and conference rooms at all facilities, and three parking areas on the main campus — the “C3” lot on the north side of the A building (by Employee Health), the North Parking Garage off Mooberry and the Outpatient Care Center (OCC) Garage at the corner of Mooberry and 18th streets.

I need a new photo taken for my ID badge. How do I do this?
You can have a new photo taken at the Security office — call (614) 722-2128 to arrange — OR you can follow the following procedure:

1.      Obtain a professionally done photograph in digital format or scan in a passport photo.

2.      Attach the photo and e-mail to the security office at with the following information:

a.       Full name and degree (MD or DO)

b.      Security badge number (located on the back of the badge, closest to the punched hole at the top of the badge)

3.      You can then pick up the badge cover or have your physician liaison deliver (for community physicians only).

For any questions or concerns please call (614) 722-4550 or e-mail one of the Associate Administrative Medical Directors: Bruce Meyer at; Bill Long at; Rob Snyder at

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