Mom, I Am So Brave
Knox had three heart surgeries by age 3. Today the happy 5-year-old enjoys sports and loves life. Your support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital helps to make new treatments, like less invasive heart surgery, possible.
Welcoming Nationwide Children's Hospital – Toledo
We are committed to continuing the strong legacy of care offered by Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital, providing Toledo-area families with access to the highest quality pediatric care.
Updated Visitor Guidelines in Place
Visitor guidelines remain for select inpatient units, and there are no longer restrictions for outpatient visits.
For your continued safety, and the safety of our staff, all visitors and patients over age 2 must continue to wear a medical mask at any Nationwide Children’s location.
A Great Place to Work
Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes. We are the top ranked hospital in Ohio and 9th among all hospitals in the United States.
COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Ages 6 Months and Older
Nationwide Children's is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months of age and older.
Bivalent COVID Vaccines: What You Need to Know
Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines are essentially updated booster shots—they will help to protect against variant strands of COVID-19 like omicron. Learn more about how it can provide increased protection against COVID-19 and its variants.
Every Story Matters
“I take care of children with cancer and disorders of the blood. I think every day is really sort of a defining day. Children are very resilient even when they are very ill. You learn a lot from them and it’s very inspiring for me to be around every day. It’s always nice to get photos from people who are in college, photos of patients you’ve taken care of who now have children. To kind of be a part of their family.”
“I am a former patient of Nationwide Children’s. I was treated for bone cancer here from 2003 to 2006, during my active treatment phase. That’s really when I discovered the therapeutic benefits of music. Music was the only thing that would help manage my pain sometimes, or help me cope with my own illness. When I found out about music therapy as a career, it felt like I was called to do it. I pursued that and I was l lucky enough to get hired here.”
“My brother was in the NICU after he was born. I was 17 and the nurses put him in my arms and took pictures with me and I just loved those nurses. I thought, this is my calling. I always tell our parents – even though the babies look fragile, they are fighters.”