Partners for Kids :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Partners for Kids

About Us

Partners for Kids is a physician hospital organization (PHO) currently composed of 760 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


Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Physicians Healthcare Network is committed to providing a pediatric network of physicians and hospital care. Working through a dedicated partnership between medical and surgical sub-specialists, primary care physicians, and their hospital partner, members of CHPHN will provide the highest quality care under a single, “one-stop” arrangement with managed care organizations.


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".

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