Corporate Integrity Program

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc. we are committed to carrying out our mission, vision, and strategic plan ethically and in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations and federal healthcare program requirements.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc. has adopted a Corporate Integrity Program to reaffirm Nationwide Children’s commitment to compliance and ethics. The Program provides a solid framework for structuring a comprehensive range of compliance activities that are designed to avoid legal and ethical problems, to effectively respond to and address compliance allegations, and to remedy any findings of noncompliance.

Nationwide Children’s staff are responsible for upholding this commitment to conducting our activities in a legal, ethical and professional behavior. We expect all contractors and agents of Nationwide Children’s to act consistent with these standards.

Conflicts of Interest

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its staff are committed to carrying out its affairs without undue external influence.

In order to maintain these standards, Nationwide Children’s has implemented policies and procedures to monitor and manage situations that create conflict of interest or commitment issues for the institution and Nationwide Children's Hospital staff.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital manages conflicts of interest related to research in accordance with federal regulations and sponsor requirements. For additional information about conflicts of interest in research and to view the Research Conflict of Interest Policy, please visit our Research Compliance and Integrity Program Page.

Reporting a Compliance Concern

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is committed to Doing the Right Thing and promoting an ethical and compliant culture throughout our organization. If you are aware of conduct that you reasonably believe is illegal, unethical, or in violation of policies or procedures we encourage you to report it. The Office of Compliance and Integrity takes your concerns seriously and investigates every report received. There are several ways to report potential compliance issues anonymously. In addition to contacting our office directly, anyone can contact the Compliance and Integrity Hotline & Website.