Fast Facts

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

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

Points of Pride

  • Provide more than $191 million in charity care and community benefit services annually
  • 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 1.5 million patient visits in 2018
  • Patients came from 50 U.S. states and 45 foreign countries in 2018
  • 97,866 donors raising nearly $51 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.
  • Three-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence

*Most recent data from CHA-member pediatric hospitals

U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s centers nationwide. In addition to the Honor Roll distinction, Nationwide Children’s is ranked in all 10 specialties.

Nationwide Children’s 2018-19 Rankings Include:

#5 in Cancer
#6 in Pulmonary Medicine
#7 in Neurology and Neurosurgery
#9 in Orthopedics
#10 in Urology
#11 in Nephrology
#11 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
#15 in Neonatology
#18 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
#29 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Outpatient Visits

Observation Cases – 11,105
Outpatient in a Bed Cases – 6,620
Emergency Department – 94,045
Urgent Care (including Main Campus, Dublin, Westerville, East Columbus, Canal Winchester, Marysville and Hilliard) – 158,350
On-site Outpatient Diagnostics/Therapy – 240,305
Off-site Outpatient Diagnostics/Therapy – 381,149
Primary Care Clinics (includes on-site and off-site) – 196,285
Specialty Care Clinics (includes on-site, off-site and dental) – 406,827
Outpatient Surgery (Main OR, Surgery Center, WSC, Dental, GI, Procedure Center) – 50,105
Subtotal Outpatient Visits – 1,544,801

Total Patient Visits (excludes Home Health) – 1,562,983

Visits From ...

Number of Different Foreign Countries: 45
Number of Different States: 50

Total Employees – 12,291 (This does not include Pediatric Academic Association employees)
Medical Staff – 1,448
Volunteers with Service – 1,037
Community Fundraising Volunteers – 10,500
The Research Institute Employees – 1,238
The Research Institute Investigators – 195* 

*With $50,000 or more in research funding support

Main Campus

Inpatient – 1,184,473 
Outpatient – 406,751 
Research – 539,510 
Education & Support Areas – 673,739 
Parking Structures – 1,475,975 
Owned Sites (surrounding main campus) – 654,004
Owned Sites (outlying outpatient and support buildings) – 430,709
Lease Sites – 422,607
(Care Centers, ChildLabs and Support Areas)

Inpatient Statistics

Inpatient Discharges – 18,182
Average Length of Stay (Days) – 8.6
Licensed Beds – 527
Leased Off-site Beds – 146
Patient Days –156,922

*OhioHealth and OSU stats are included in totals

Gross Patient Revenue (Hospital Only) – $2,810,593,000

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Awards

NIH/Prime – $53.5 ($53,586,388)
Federal/Other – $20.3 ($20,351,107)
Other – $17.5 ($17,519,144)
Program – $877,286
Industry – $13.5 ($13,566,938)
Total – $105.9 million ($105,900,863)

Payor Mix

Commercial – 43.1%
Medicaid Managed Care Cap – 38.7%
Medicaid – 6.3%
Medicaid Managed Care Non-Cap – 5.9%
Other – 4.3%
Self-Pay – 1.7%

Surgery Cases

Dental Surgery – 2,723
GI Surgery – 1,862
Main OR (including Cath Lab) – 15,702
Procedure Center – 1,756
Surgery Center Main Campus – 5,906
Westerville Surgery Center – 5,017
Hem/Onc Procedure Room - 176
Total Surgery Cases – 33,142

Homecare

Infusion Doses Dispensed: 94,718
Home Nursing Visits: 7,017
Skilled Therapy Visits: 9,607
Private Duty Nursing Hours: 67,821
Hospice Patient Days: 368
Palliative Care Visits: 2,080
Patient Home Supply Deliveries: 14,936

Top 10 Inpatient Diagnoses

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

Highest Volume Medical Sub specialty Care Clinics

Dental – 40,603
Orthopedic – 39,542
Ear, Nose & Throat – 33,526
Psychiatry – 29,740
Gastroenterology – 19,408
Cardiology – 19,397
Neurology – 16,981
Sports Medicine – 16,338
Endocrinology – 14,078
Urology – 11,208

Top 10 Ohio Counties by Inpatient Admissions

Franklin – 8,715
Delaware - 824
Licking – 813
Fairfield – 741
Muskingum – 382
Ross – 325
Scioto – 306
Marion – 291
Pickaway – 290
Knox– 282

Top 10 Ohio Counties by Outpatient Visits

*Includes on-site and off-site primary care, specialty clinics, outpatient diagnostics, and emergency services (excludes dental clinic)
Franklin – 842,635
Delaware – 80,447
Fairfield – 50,041
Licking – 44,989
Union – 22,182
Pickaway – 16,403
Muskingum – 15,396
Madison – 14,839
Clark – 13,882
Knox – 11,868

Top 10 Ohio Counties by Outpatient Surgeries Observation Visits and Outpatient in a Bed

Franklin – 19,840
Delaware – 2,346
Fairfield – 1,909
Licking – 1,810
Muskingum – 1,155
Pickaway – 805
Ross - 718
Marion – 702
Union – 697
Knox – 689

Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families HNHF
  • More than 350 homes improved through rehabilitations, home improvement grants and new builds
  • More than 700 employees of zip codes 43205, 43206 and 43207 employed by the hospital
  • 200 employees serve as mentors through neighborhood schools and organizations
  • 96 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: 34 counties
  • Members: 325,000
  • Members Enrolled in Care Coordination: 2,423 
  • Number of providers in PFK network: 1,900+ (409 primary care physicians, 808 specialty physicians, 766 allied health professionals)
  • Number of practices participating in PFK Quality Improvement Coaching: 32 
  • Number of staff: 124
Hospital Leadership

2018-2019 Boards of Directors – Chairpersons 

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

Chris Olsen – 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

Steve Allen, MD – Chief Executive Officer
John A. Barnard, MD – Chief of Pediatrics and President, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Richard J. Brilli, MD – Chief Medical Officer
Rhonda Comer, Esquire – Senior Vice President, Legal Services
Patty McClimon – Senior Vice President, Strategies and Facilities Planning
Richard J. Miller – President and Chief Operating Officer
Timothy C. Robinson – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial/Administrative Officer
Linda Stoverock, RN, DNP – Senior Vice President and 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

Medical Staff Officers

Thomas L. Pommering, DO - Medical Staff President
Meredith Lind, MD – Medical Staff Vice President
Allan C. Beebe, MD – Medical Staff Past President