Partners for Kids :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Partners for Kids

About Us

Partners for Kids is a physician hospital organization (PHO) currently composed of 1,100 physicians caring for children and adolescents, including primary care physicians, pediatricians, specialty care providers and our sponsoring hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Since 1994, our network has offered a comprehensive range of health care services to health plans under our managed care agreements. Our primary goal is to improve quality and access for the patients who we jointly serve throughout the Central and Southeastern Ohio regions.

As a joint contracting entity, the organization provides participating physician practices with access to value-added services such as:

  • Enhanced Reimbursement Under Medicaid and Commercial Managed Care Agreements
  • Assistance with Medicaid and Commercial Managed Care contracting
  • Assistance with Claims Resolution
  • Delegated Credentialing

Partners for Kids, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Demonstrate Cost Savings and Quality as Pediatric ACO

Now Hiring Care Coordinators

Our program is expanding and we are currently hiring additional care coordinators. Our care coordinators come from many different educational backgrounds and work experiences – from nursing and social work, to public health administration, and even business. If you’re looking for a rewarding career at the forefront of health care innovation, we encourage you to apply.

The role is ideal for individuals who excel at providing relationship based care, and those who find job satisfaction in removing barriers, solving difficult problems and enjoy working toward long-term goals.

Patients enrolled in the program spend less time in the hospital and emergency room. Our care coordinators are truly impacting the lives of our patients, and changing the way health care is being delivered.

Be part of something amazing. Apply today.


Partners For Kids is committed to:

  • Creating and sustaining a dynamic partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital, its affiliated healthcare providers and it contacted managed care organizations.
  • Ensuring access to highest quality care for its members via various data measuring project and specialized programs.
  • Aligning its mission, vision and goals with those of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


Partners for Kids will become the pediatric partnership network of choice by providing highest quality service to members and their families, providers and managed care organizations while always aligning our vision with that of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. We will become a unique and successful model of pediatric care delivery both regionally and nationally.

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Health Care Innovation Award

Learn more about our federal grant work to achieve the health care “triple aim".

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