Fast Facts

Our mission. Our vision. Our locations. Our leadership.

Get a quick glance at Nationwide Children's Hospital facts. 

Points of Pride

  • Provided more than $260 million in charity care and community benefit services***
  • Once again listed on U.S News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s centers nationwide
  • America's second largest children's hospital*
  • America's largest neonatal network and provider of inpatient pediatric surgeries**
  • More than 1.3 million patient visits in 2020
  • Patients came from 49 U.S. states and 43 foreign countries in 2020
  • 104,682 donors raising more than $53 million
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the top 10 NIH-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities in the U.S.
  • Four-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence

*Most recent data from CHA-member pediatric hospitals based on number of staffed beds
**Most recent data from CHA-member pediatric hospitals, based on highest number of NICU beds and inpatient surgeries
***Based on 2020 information

Outpatient Visits

Observation Cases – 9,248
Outpatient in a Bed Cases – 6,361
Emergency Department – 62,539
BH Psychiatric Crisis Department – 4,533
Urgent Care (including Main Campus, Dublin, Westerville, East Columbus, Canal Winchester, Marysville and Hilliard) – 90,258
On-site Outpatient Diagnostics/Therapy – 258,417
Off-site Outpatient Diagnostics/Therapy – 364,942
Primary Care Clinics (includes on-site and off-site) – 163,779
Specialty Care Clinics (includes on-site, off-site and dental) – 364,936
Outpatient Surgery (Main OR, Surgery Center, WSC, Dental, GI, Procedure Center) – 16,921

Total Patient Visits (excludes Home Health) – 1,355,823

Visits From:

Number of Different Countries: 43
Number of Different States: 49

Total Employees – 13,207 (This does not include Pediatric Academic Association employees)
Medical Staff – 1,563
Total PPA Physicians – 514
The Research Institute Employees  – 1,308
The Research Institute Investigators – 195*

*Includes faculty from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute and faculty from Nationwide Children’s Hospital with $50,000 or more in research funding support.

Main Campus

Inpatient – 1,563,577
Outpatient – 406,751 
Research – 539,510

Education & Support Areas – 759,447 
Parking Structures – 1,891,199
Owned Sites (surrounding main campus) – 510,272
Owned Sites (outlying outpatient and support buildings) – 412,127
Lease Sites – 381,853
(Care Centers, ChildLabs and Support Areas)
Lease School Sites – 17 locations
Lease Physician Partnerships – 4 locations

Inpatient Statistics

Inpatient Discharges – 13,889
Average Length of Stay (Days) – 10.2
Licensed Beds – 549
Leased Off-site Beds – 130
Patient Days –141,504

*OhioHealth, St. Ann's and OSU stats are included in totals

Gross Patient Revenue (Hospital Only) – $2,781,196,679

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Awards

NIH/Prime – $47,665,900
Federal/Other – $25,935,958
Other – $22,864,944
Program – $1,611,127
Industry – $22,341,979
Total – $120.4 million ($120,419,908)

Payor Mix

Commercial – 41.3%
Medicaid Managed Care Cap – 38.8%
Medicaid – 6.5%
Medicaid Managed Care Non-Cap – 6.7%
Other – 5.1%
Self-Pay – 1.6%

Surgery Cases

Dental Surgery – 1,923
GI Surgery – 1,413
Main OR (including Cath Lab) – 13,297
Procedure Center – 1,865
Surgery Center Main Campus – 4,178
Westerville Surgery Center – 3,928
Hem/Onc Procedure Room – 70
Total Surgery Cases26,674

*2020 surgeries do not include sedated radiology procedures

Homecare

Infusion Doses Dispensed: 86,196
Home Nursing Visits: 5,738
Skilled Therapy Visits: 10,752
Private Duty Nursing Hours: 64,855
Hospice Patient Days: 1,699
Palliative Care Visits: 1,955
Patient Home Supply Deliveries: 18,840

Top 10 Inpatient Diagnoses

1. Short Gestation/Low Birthweight
2. Respiratory Distress of Newborn
3. Encounter for Other Aftercare and Medical Care
4. Acute Bronchiolitis
5. Epilepsy and Recurrent Seizures
6. Other Sepsis
7. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
8. Asthma
9. Acute Appendicitis
10. Sickle-Cell Disorders

Highest Volume Medical Sub specialty Care Clinics

Dental – 27,251
Orthopedic – 36,508
Ear, Nose & Throat – 27,438
Psychiatry – 27,968
Cardiology – 18,414
Gastroenterology – 17,759
Neurology – 15,872
Sports Medicine – 11,770
Endocrinology – 13,157
Hematology – 11,668

Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families HNHF
  • More than 400 units improved through rehabilitations, home improvement grants and new builds
  • More than 1,000 residents of zip codes 43205, 43206 and 43207 employed by the hospital
  • 250 employees serve as mentors through neighborhood schools and organizations
  • 98 percent of children were prepared for kindergarten after participating in a readiness program
Partners For Kids
  • Number of “at-risk” payor agreements: 5 (Buckeye, CareSource, Molina, Paramount and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)
  • Service Area: 47 counties
  • Members: 430,000
  • Members Enrolled in Care Coordination: 4,041
  • Number of providers in PFK network: 2,200+ (459 primary care physicians, 842 specialty physicians, 903 allied health professionals), including 473 behavioral health professionals
  • Number of practices participating in PFK Quality Improvement Coaching: 45
  • Number of staff: 157
Hospital Leadership

Board of Directors – Chairpersons 

Alex Fischer – Chair 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc./Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Lou Von Thaer – Chair
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

Ann I. Wolfe – Chair 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation

Abigail S. Wexner – Chair 
The Center for Family Safety and Healing

Administrative Staff

Timothy C. Robinson – Chief Executive Officer
John A. Barnard, MD – Chief of Pediatrics and President, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Rustin Morse, MD – Chief Medical Officer
Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD – Chief of Surgical Services
Rhonda Comer – Senior Vice President, Legal Services
Patty McClimon – Senior Vice President, Strategies and Facilities Planning
Richard J. Miller – President and Chief Operating Officer
Luke Brown - Chief Financial Officer
Lee Ann Wallace, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC - Chief Nursing Officer
Donna Teach – Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Stephen Testa – President, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
Olivia Thomas, MD – Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer
Lorina Wise, JD – Chief Human Resources Officer
Lynn Rosenthal – President, The Center for Family Safety and Healing

Medical Staff Officers

Meredith Lind, MD - Medical Staff President
Robert W. Snyder, MD – Medical Staff Vice President
Thomas L. Pommering, DO – Medical Staff Past President