Employee Extras

Employee Resource Groups 

Diversity and inclusion define what we believe in. Our hospital has made a promise to not only acknowledge, but foster and celebrate the diversity of our staff and community. Our seven employee resource groups support our ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion and health equity:

  • Military Veterans
  • HOLA: Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Achievement
  • Connect With Us: African Americans
  • All Equal: LGBTQ & Allies
  • LEAD: Young Professionals 
  • APAN: Asian Pacific American Network
  • CapABLE: Disability

Learn More About Our ERGs

Employee Deductions

Full-time employees may participate in the payroll deduction program through your ID badge - it works as a debit account. Employees may use this feature around the hospital and for special events, such as:

  • Panera Bread at 611 E Livingston Ave.
  • Cafeteria and Food Court
  • Magic Bean and Clementine's Café
  • Pharmacy
  • Gift Shop
  • Craft Bazaar sales
  • Painting sales
  • Jewelry sales
  • Book sales


Employees can participate in Nationwide Children’s summer family events, Family Night at COSI, and Thank you luncheons for your anniversary. Enjoy free movie tickets on your birthday; enter our frequent drawings for tickets to various sporting events and Broadway series productions; and attend our annual Staff Appreciation Day event for a special treat.

Employee Referral Program and Bonuses

Our referral program provides employees the opportunity to get rewarded for referring qualified candidates to work at Nationwide Children’s. If their referral is hired, employees are automatically entered into seasonal prize drawings for the chance to win $500 Amazon gift cards. Additional “hot job” incentives for roles that are difficult to fill and referral bonus opportunities are announced on a per-position basis. Additional requirements may apply.

Nationwide Children’s Pharmacy

Most prescriptions for hospital employees and family members can be filled at the main hospital Outpatient Pharmacy. Prescription costs can be processed through payroll deduction. There is no discount on prescriptions. This is simply a convenience for employees.

Employee Discounts

Nationwide Children’s employees have access to a variety of merchant discounts in the community including entertainment and travel, home and auto services, apartments, restaurants, technology services, uniforms, beauty and salon services, pet services and more. 

Sports Teams/Leagues

Employees have the opportunity to participate with their fellow employees in hospital-sponsored sports teams, including softball, volleyball, soccer, golf, tennis and more.