Children's Mission

Sister on brother's shoulders

At Nationwide Children's, CARES is our mission — our reason for being. Each letter of the word has a special meaning in explaining our purpose.

  • C is our commitment to the highest quality health care for children, regardless of the family's ability to pay.

  • A represents our advocacy for children's well being by serving as a voice in the public policy arena for improving their health, safety and security.

  • R stands for child health research and our dedication to developing treatments and cures to ensure the future health of children the world over.

  • is for education - of our young patients and their families, of medical and allied health students and professionals, and of the community at large.

  • S was recently added to out mission to reflect our commitment to providing outstanding service to our customers. Children's customer service principles define our promises such as treating families as our top priority and viewing each other as valued customers.

This mission has guided us to our position as one of America's finest health care facilities for children.