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 $194 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 1.6 million patient visits in 2019
  • Patients came from 49 U.S. states and 54 foreign countries in 2019
  • 104,454 donors raising more than $62 million
  • The Abigail Wexner 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

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:

#4 in Cancer
#7 in Neurology and Neurosurgery
#9 in Orthopedics
#9 in Urology
#10 in Pulmonary Medicine
#12 in Nephrology
#12 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
#15 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
#15 in Neonatology
#43 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Outpatient Visits

Observation Cases – 10,387
Outpatient in a Bed Cases – 7,497
Emergency Department – 99,880
Urgent Care (including Main Campus, Dublin, Westerville, East Columbus, Canal Winchester, Marysville and Hilliard) – 165,590
On-site Outpatient Diagnostics/Therapy – 255,094
Off-site Outpatient Diagnostics/Therapy – 410,495
Primary Care Clinics (includes on-site and off-site) – 210,559
Specialty Care Clinics (includes on-site, off-site and dental) – 431,427
Outpatient Surgery (Main OR, Surgery Center, WSC, Dental, GI, Procedure Center) – 22,314
Subtotal Outpatient Visits – 1,613,243 
Total Patient Visits (excludes Home Health) – 1,632,581

Visits From ...

Number of Different Foreign Countries: 54
Number of Different States: 49

Total Employees – 12,984 (This does not include Pediatric Academic Association employees)
Medical Staff – 1,489
Volunteers with Service – 1,020
Community Fundraising Volunteers – 11,000
The Research Institute Employees (including investigators*) – 1,790 

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

Main Campus

Inpatient – 1,566,456
Outpatient – 406,751 
Research – 539,510 
Education & Support Areas – 673,739 
Parking Structures – 1,475,975 
Owned Sites (surrounding main campus) – 646,579
Owned Sites (outlying outpatient and support buildings) – 430,709
Lease Sites – 422,607
(Care Centers, ChildLabs and Support Areas)

Inpatient Statistics

Inpatient Discharges – 19,338
Average Length of Stay (Days) – 8.6
Licensed Beds – 527
Leased Off-site Beds – 146
Patient Days –166,011

*OhioHealth and OSU stats are included in totals

Gross Patient Revenue (Hospital Only) – $3,101,091,323

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Awards

NIH/Prime – $54,638,815
Federal/Other – $20,125,815
Other – $14,331,674
Program – $2,742,577
Industry – $14,932,014
Total – $106.7 million ($106,770,895)

Payor Mix

Commercial – 42.7%
Medicaid Managed Care Cap – 39.1%
Medicaid – 6.3%
Medicaid Managed Care Non-Cap – 5.6%
Other – 4.5%
Self-Pay – 1.8%

Surgery Cases

Dental Surgery – 2,821
GI Surgery – 1,990
Main OR (including Cath Lab) – 15,974
Procedure Center – 1,924
Surgery Center Main Campus – 6,013
Westerville Surgery Center – 5,522
Hem/Onc Procedure Room - 169
Total Surgery Cases34,413

Homecare

Infusion Doses Dispensed: 87,182
Home Nursing Visits: 5,298
Skilled Therapy Visits: 10,805
Private Duty Nursing Hours: 66,084
Hospice Patient Days: 1,103
Palliative Care Visits: 1,757
Patient Home Supply Deliveries:17,014

Top 10 Inpatient Diagnoses

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

Highest Volume Medical Sub specialty Care Clinics

Dental – 47,208
Orthopedic – 39,743
Ear, Nose & Throat – 37,089
Psychiatry – 31,422
Cardiology – 20,805
Gastroenterology – 19,310
Neurology – 17,102
Sports Medicine – 16,803
Endocrinology – 15,027
Hematology –12,365

Top 10 Ohio Counties by Inpatient Admissions

Franklin – 9,269
Delaware - 923
Licking – 797
Fairfield – 735
Marion – 373
Muskingum – 336
Ross – 332
Scioto – 324
Pickaway – 313
Richland – 311

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 – 891,580
Delaware – 85,126
Fairfield – 54,461
Licking – 46,315
Union – 21,863
Madison – 16,542
Pickaway – 16,530
Muskingum – 16,278
Clark – 14,533
Richland –13,668

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

Franklin – 20,206
Delaware – 2,624
Fairfield – 1,989
Licking – 1,901
Muskingum – 1,045
Ross - 783
Richland – 780
Pickaway – 737
Marion – 716
Knox –656

Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families HNHF
  • More than 375 units improved through rehabilitations, home improvement grants and new builds
  • More than 750 residents of zip codes 43205, 43206 and 43207 employed by the hospital
  • 250 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:3,000
  • Number of providers in PFK network: 2,100+ (455 primary care physicians, 807 specialty physicians, 840 allied health professionals)
  • Number of practices participating in PFK Quality Improvement Coaching: 33
  • Number of staff: 147
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

Timothy C. Robinson – 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
Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD – Chief of Surgical Services
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
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
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