Mission, Vision & Values

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Our Mission

Nationwide Children's Hospital is committed to best outcomes and health equity for all children, ensuring every child has access to the best care regardless of their ability to pay.

Upon this fundamental belief, Nationwide Children's is committed to providing the highest quality:

  • Care for patients and whole child wellness
  • Advocacy for children and families
  • Research discoveries
  • Education of patients, families, team members and the community

Our Vision

Leading the transformation of child health so children everywhere achieve best outcomes.

Our Values

As One Team where Everyone Matters we:

Do the Right Thing
  • We are committed to health equity for all children
  • We always act with integrity, kindness, empathy and honesty
  • We are inclusive and respectful, embracing the uniqueness and differences of each individual.
Prioritize Quality and Safety
  • We put patients and families in the center of every decision
  • We create a safe day every day
  • We communicate clearly and completely
  • We routinely seek input from others and always support our colleagues
Promote Health and Well Being
  • We balance work and life demands
  • We generate optimism and energy in one another
  • We advance our health, and the health of our community
Are Agile and Innovative
  • We embrace and lead positive change
  • We fuel a streamlined environment and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • We generate and share new knowledge and ideas
Get Results
  • We’re accountable (we do what we say we’ll do)
  • We’re determined (we get the desired result)
  • We’re committed to best outcomes and constant improvement
  • We leverage our diverse strengths and talents