Everyone Matters: Diversity & Inclusion

The foundation of an organization is its people. At Nationwide Children's Hospital, we align our strategy with the Best People and Best Programs to achieve the best outcomes. We also know diversity, combined with our authentic progress to build an inclusive culture, enables our employees to bring their unique differences and talents to work every day.

We believe Everyone Matters. The strength of our hospital comes from what we each bring to the table to improve patient, families, and each other’s lives. 

A diverse and inclusive team where every person is vital to improving children’s lives everywhere.

Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition

Learn more about the accreditations, awards and honors given to Nationwide Children’s.

2018 Top Hospital for Diversity

HEI Leader Logo

Forbes Best Employer Badge

Nuestra Familia Award Seal

AAP Policy
Nationwide Children’s Hospital supports and endorses the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on racism’s impact on child and adolescent health, “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.”
AAP Policy
Nationwide Children’s Hospital supports and endorses the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on racism’s impact on child and adolescent health, “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.”

Employee Resource Groups

Our vision is an inclusive and diverse culture that fosters mutual respect, where our staff and physicians are valued and provided opportunities to achieve their full potential. We recognize an inclusive and diverse culture is grounded in a firm commitment to attract and retain talent, reflective of the communities we serve. One way of accomplishing this goal is with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Seven Aligned Employee Resource Groups

  • All Equal - LGBTQ
  • APAN- Asian Pacific American
  • Connect With Us - African American
  • HOLA-Hispanic/Latino
  • LEAD - Professionals
  • Military/Veterans
  • CapABLE - Disability

Employee Resource Groups are teams of employees with common backgrounds, goals and interests, formed to act as a cultural resource for both group members and the entire organization. ERGs are typically associated with a culture or perspective that has traditionally faced challenges in the workplace. Some of the groups formed to support each other are working parents, veterans, ethnic and geographical backgrounds, and young career professionals. 

Our resource groups promote professional development, peer networking and provide opportunities for participants to engage in the work of diversity and inclusion. The purpose is to positively impact the organization’s culture in a manner that benefits participants and the organization.

Everyone Matters has Two Focuses

  1. Inclusiveness: With our collective mixture of people each with a variety of abilities, skills, experiences and cultural backgrounds, we are creating an environment where everyone feels heard, respected, appreciated, challenged and engaged.
  2. Health Equity: As a key enabler of our safety and wellness platform, we will: look at equitable care in health for our communities we serve; and address gaps in health outcomes or care we provide as a result of our own internal bias or lack of cultural awareness.