Strategic Plan Milestones

Strategic Plan Milestones

Looking Back on on the 2010 - 2014 Strategic Plan

In 2010, we embarked on a strategic effort to create optimal health for every child in our community. We aspired to provide the highest quality of care during treatment. We also positively shaped the long-term health of children. Our results benefited the community we serve and redefined what is possible for children everywhere.

Our  vision: Create optimal health for every child in our community.
Achieved by results across three horizons:

  • During Care: Ensure best outcomes and experience for every child we treat.
  • After and Between Care: Return our patients to their full potential and optimal quality of life.
  • Overall Health: Serve as a catalyst and coordinator for the long-term health of all children in our community. This vision builds on our more than 120-year mission. We will continue to serve every child for every reason. The difference is that now we will lead children’s development to optimal health, even beyond our four walls.

Take a look at this animated infographic highlighting our accomplishment from 2010 through 2013 or view the original infographic:



Looking Back on on the 2004 - 2009 Strategic Plan


Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s 2004-2009 strategic plan aspired to integrate comprehensive, family-centered clinical care with distinctive, world-class research capabilities.

Unifying these aspirations allowed Nationwide Children’s to:

  • Effectively meet the healthcare needs of the children of central Ohio
  • Address key issues in pediatric healthcare
  • Support the hospital’s mission as an academic medical center

Key accomplishments from 2004-2009 include:

  • Ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report and Parents magazine
  • Increased NIH funding by 75 percent over an interval of flat NIH funding
  • Recruited world-class talent in research and clinical care
  • Created an integrated electronic medical record for Nationwide Children’s
  • Achieved Joint Commission and Magnet re-accreditation
  • Embarked on an extensive facility expansion program
  • Maintained financial stability

In the spring of 2009, Nationwide Children’s began its 2010-2014 strategic planning process.  This planning process took into consideration:

  • How best to build on previous successes
  • The changing healthcare environment
  • The current economic landscape
  • The potential for healthcare policy reform

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s 2010-2014 strategic plan was approved by the Board of Directors and launched to employees in the fall of 2009.  The plan has an aspiration of creating optimal health for every child in our community.

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