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 $236 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 largest children's hospital
  • More than 1.4 million patient visits in 2017
  • Patients came from 50 U.S. states and 48 foreign countries in 2017
  • 98,020 donors raising more than $70.8 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

Hospital Visits

Outpatient Visits

Observation Cases – 10,606
Outpatient in a Bed Cases – 6,279
Emergency Department – 96,049
Urgent Care (including Main Campus, Dublin, Westerville, East Columbus, Canal Winchester, Marysville and Hilliard) – 162,573
On-site Outpatient Diagnostics – 187,758
Off-site Outpatient Diagnostics – 251,099
Primary Care Clinics (includes on-site and off-site) – 185,771
Specialty Care Clinics (includes on-site, off-site, Dental, Psychology and Child Dx Center) – 369,783
Outpatient Surgery (Main OR, Surgery Center, WSC, Dental, GI, Procedure Center) – 24,974
Behavioral Health Outpatient Visits (Community Based, Outpatient Therapy, Psychiatry, Autism) – 169,333
Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient/Patient Hospitalization Visits (IOP/PHP) – 4,118
Subtotal Outpatient Visits – 1,468,343

Total Patient Visits (excludes Home Health) – 1,486,471

Visits From ...

Number of Different Foreign Countries: 48
Number of Different States: 50

Staffing

Total Employees – 11,909 (This does not include Pediatric Academic Association employees)
Medical Staff – 1,379
Volunteers with Service – 1,132
Community Fundraising Volunteers – more than 10,000
The Research Institute Employees – 1,310
The Research Institute Investigators – 188* 

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

Square Footage (Net) Space

Main Campus

Inpatient – 1,184,473 
Outpatient – 406,751 
Research – 539,510 
Education & Support Areas – 673,739 
Parking Structures – 1,146,107 
Owned Sites (surrounding main campus) – 654,004
Owned Sites (outlying outpatient and support buildings) – 430,709
Lease Sites – 399,897
(Care Centers, ChildLabs and Support Areas)

Financial Review

Inpatient Statistics

Inpatient Discharges – 18,128
Average Length of Stay (Days) – 8.9
Licensed Beds – 527
Leased Off-site Beds – 146
Patient Days – 161,454

*OhioHealth and OSU stats are included in totals

Gross Patient Revenue (Hospital Only) – $2,761,692,000

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Awards

NIH/Prime – $39.2 ($39,216,722)
Federal/Other – $14.5 ($14,452,474)
Other – $15.0 ($14,954,133)
Program – $3.8 ($3,830,038)
Industry – $9.2 ($9,247,178)
Total – $81.7 ($81,700,545)

Payor Mix

Commercial – 42.3%
Medicaid Managed Care Cap – 38.4%
Medicaid – 7.6%
Medicaid Managed Care Non-Cap – 6.2%
Other – 4.2%
Self-Pay – 1.2%

State # of Visits
Alabama AL 150
Alaska AK 70
Arizona AZ 146
Arkansas AK 76
California  CA 465
Colorado CO 69
Connecticut CT 34
Delaware DE 26
Florida FL 505
Georgia GA 289
Hawaii HI 3
Idaho ID 24
Illinois IL 400
Indiana IN 554
Iowa IA 104
Kansas KS 97
Kentucky KY 3,620
Louisiana LA 105
Maine ME 23
Maryland MD 226
Massachusetts MA 88
Michigan MI 832
Minnesota MN 142
Mississippi MS 103
Missouri MO 181
Montana MT 40
Nebraska NE 41
Nevada NV 54
New Hampshire NH 33
New Jersey NJ 266
New Mexico NM 4
New York NY 582
North Carolina NC 461
North Dakota ND 22
Ohio OH 1,194,682
Oklahoma OK 128
Oregon OR 64
Pennsylvania PA 661
Rhode Island RI 6
South Carolina SC 216
South Dakota SD 13
Tennessee TN 340
Texas  TX 493
Utah UT 43
Vermont VT 15
Virginia VA 468
Washington WA 61
West Virginia WV 6,507
Wisconsin WI 101
Wyoming WY 2
Surgery Cases

Dental Surgery – 2,857
GI Surgery – 1,856
Main OR (including Cath Lab) – 14,983
Procedure Center – 1,898
Surgery Center Main Campus – 5,613
Westerville Surgery Center – 5,413
Hem/Onc Procedure Room - 141
Total Surgery Cases – 38,036

Homecare

Infusion Doses Dispensed: 89,659
Home Nursing Visits: 9,800
Skilled Therapy Visits: 7,402
Private Duty Nursing Hours: 70,979
Hospice Patient Days: 1,191
Palliative Care Visits: 1,474
Home Health Aide Hours: 1,096
Patient Home Supply Deliveries: 14,332

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 – Type 1 Diabetes Millitus
8 – Acute Appendicitis
9 – Bacterial Pneumonia
10 – Lack of Expected Physiological Development in Childhood and Adults

Highest Volume Medical Sub specialty Care Clinics

Orthopedic – 41,483
Dental – 36,318
Ear, Nose & Throat – 31,125
Psychiatry – 23,273
Gastroenterology – 19,246
Cardiology – 18,046
Neurology – 17,634
Sports Medicine – 15,932
Endocrinology – 13,535
Hematology – 11,261

Top 10 Ohio Counties by Inpatient Admissions

Franklin – 8,740
Fairfield – 777
Delaware - 776
Licking – 723
Muskingum – 387
Scioto – 349
Union – 305
Knox – 303
Ross – 298
Pickaway – 285

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 – 737,199
Delaware – 68,866
Fairfield – 43,080
Licking – 37,706
Union – 22,264
Pickaway – 15,056
Muskingum – 14,036
Madison – 13,799
Clark – 12,703
Knox – 10,590

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

Franklin – 19,396
Delaware – 2,353
Fairfield – 1,920
Licking – 1,861
Muskingum – 1,198
Pickaway – 782
Ross - 767
Union – 718
Marion – 665
Know – 657

Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families HNHF
  • More than 300 homes improved through rehabilitations, home improvement grants and new builds
  • More than 800 employees of zip codes 43205, 43206 and 43207 employed by the hospital
  • 150 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: 2,634 
  • Number of providers in PFK network: 1,500+ (407 primary care physicians, 723 specialty physicians, 439 allied health professionals)
  • Number of practices participating in PFK QI/practice facilitation projects: 29 
  • Number of staff: 112
Hospital Leadership

2017-2018 Boards of Directors – Chairpersons 

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

Sharen J. Turney – 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 – Senior Vice President, Legal Services
Patty McClimon – Senior Vice President, Strategies and Facilities Planning
Richard J. Miller –Chief Operating Officer
Allan C. Beebe, MD – Interim Surgeon-in-Chief
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

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