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About Nationwide Children's Hospital

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, our vision remains unchanged. We aspire to create the best outcomes for children everywhere. This means families come to Nationwide Children’s from around the globe knowing they will get the highest quality care. It means we will reach to cure rare diseases. It means we will sequence a child’s tumor to select the best care pathway. It means we will strive to make an entire population healthier, not just through their physical health, but also in their mental health. It means we will redefine the role of the children’s hospital in the achievement of optimal health.

There is Something Remarkable Happening Here

Nationwide Children’s began in 1892 with nine beds and a commitment to care for every child in need. Today, with more than 65 sites and over one million patient visits per year, it’s still meeting that promise – from Columbus to Cairo.

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America's Largest Pediatric Hospital

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Nationwide Children's is America's Largest Pediatric Hospital with more than 1.4 million patient visits each year. Families travel from around the nation and around the globe to access life-saving treatments – many unavailable anywhere else. We are 68 facilities extending out across Ohio and beyond. Here, we have the pediatric expertise every child needs. Here, the future health and potential of all children, is being shaped.

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Meet Our Leadership

The leadership of Nationwide Children’s is driven by a passion for their work and is constantly striving to make this the best pediatric hospital in the world.

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Mission, Vision & Values

At Nationwide Children's we believe that no child should be refused necessary care and attention for lack of ability to pay.

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“We advocate on behalf of every child in our community, not just those who are our patients.”

Steve Allen, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital Chief Executive Officer

Children need a voice to defend their right to well-being. Partnering with families and community advocates, Nationwide Children’s takes a stand to protect and improve child health.

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Redefining the Future of Pediatric Care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is revealing the future of child health because it’s helping define it. Health care that is family-centered and child-focused. Accountable in quality and cost. Equating behavioral and mental health equally with physical health. And dedicated to translating our research discoveries into practice.

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Building for the Future

In 2016, we announced a $730 million investment that will accommodate the growth of Nationwide Children's.

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Change Through Research

We're seeking answers on behalf of children everywhere. Our common goal is discovery and innovation that improves the health and quality of life for all kids.

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Everyone Matters: Our Commitment to Diversity & Health Equity

Our hospital made a promise to not only acknowledge, but foster and celebrate the diversity of each other, our patients, families, visitors, and many physician and community partners. Why? Because being inclusive and welcoming makes us better-suited to take care of those who need our help.

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We're a Diverse Workplace

Our One Team culture fosters and celebrates the diversity of our employees and creates a workforce reflective of our patient population and our community.

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We all have different life experiences, skills and knowledge. These differences make us stronger as a team. They make us better equipped to treat our patients.

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“A child's zip code should not be a determinant of their health status.”

Steven Allen, MD

Working Together to Achieve Best Outcomes

Collaboration is a critical part of Nationwide Children's Hospital strategy to improve the lives of children everywhere. Programs such as access to healthcare through schools, education of clinical teams, neighborhood safety and healthy home environments are all robust initiatives and cannot happen without strong partnerships.

We know it takes extensive resources to treat children locally, regionally and from all around the world. Our mission is best served when we work together with other organizations to help the future of our children and our own community.

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Clinical Partnerships

We are proud to collaborate and lend our pediatric expertise to several children’s as well as adult hospitals in the state of Ohio and beyond. We work in partnership with Heart Services, Urology, emergency services and various NICU’s in and around central Ohio. By coming together, we add to the power of knowledge and expertise of medical care for children all over the state.

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Education & Training

Learning is a part of everything we do. Together, with our partners, our learning programs range from those that help patients and families understand their diagnoses and treatments, enhancing the skill and competence of current pediatric providers to training future generations of clinical and research experts.

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Research Partnerships

Our partnerships are a defining piece of our culture at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Our collaborations lead to discoveries meant to help children worldwide, not limiting our reach to only one part of the state or country.

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Philanthropy

When you give to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, you change lives. Generous partners from across the country play an enormous part in enabling Nationwide Children’s to change the future of pediatric research and care. These supporters make stories of hope possible.

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Community and Advocacy

Achieving best outcomes for all children requires working with governmental leaders and community advocates at all levels – local, state and national. So much of the health care conversation is focused on adults. And it’s often conducted by people who don’t have front-line experience helping children. It’s up to us, as members of the child health and well-being community, to stand up for those who need our care.

Our History & Milestones

More than 100 years ago, we made a promise. We kept it.

Awards & Honors

As America's largest pediatric hospital and research center, our doctors and scientists are developing cutting-edge treatment that saves lives - innovations we share to help kids everywhere.

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