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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Unveils First Mobile Application

‘Locator’ app provides users with turn-by-turn directions to Nationwide Children’s facilities


Columbus, OH - 12/5/2011

According to a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, more than 80 percent of American adults own a cell phone, and about half of these users have used their cell phone at least once to get information they needed right away. So, as consumers begin to rely more and more on their mobile devices, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has created a mobile application called “Locator” to help consumers find the nearest facilities.

This free, easy-to-use application provides users with turn-by-turn directions to Nationwide Children’s facilities. With more than 50 locations extending out across Ohio and beyond, this app will help users locate our facilities with just a few clicks of a button. The “Locator” app features:

  • Locating the nearest Urgent Care
  • Locating the Emergency Department on the hospital’s main campus
  • Locating a Close To Home Center
  • Locating the nearest Nationwide Children’s location by name or facility type

This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and provides access and directions to the main campus, located at 700 Children’s Drive, and all of Nationwide Children’s offsite locations.

“Our main goal is to help families when they need us,” said Jack Clark, senior vice president at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “By creating this application, we now have a presence in a space where so many consumers are looking to for quick, accurate information. ‘Locator’ is just the first of many applications we are planning to develop as we open our new 12-story main hospital.” 

To download “Locator,” visit the iTunes App Store. For more information on the ‘Locator’ app, visit www.nationwidechildrens.org/mobile-applications.

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