Nationwide Childrens Hospital Old Village Primary Care Center to Move to New Location in Hilltop Area

March 28, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Old Village Primary Care Center, located at 50 Old Village Rd., is moving to a new location 2857 West Broad St. Slated to open its doors June 9, 2008, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hilltop Primary Care Center will be more than double the size of the Old Village center, with 12 exam rooms and additional space for educational purposes including asthma and nutrition rooms. The Old Village center will serve patients until June 4, 2008.

This move represents Nationwide Childrens commitment to better serve our neighborhoods, Olivia Thomas, MD, chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Childrens, and a faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, said. The Hilltop Primary Care Center will serve an even larger population of families including the Hilltop, Franklinton and other Westside areas.

The Hilltop center, like all Nationwide Childrens Primary Care Centers, will allow patients access to a system of care that includes emergency services, inpatient care, ancillary services including lab work and radiology, and direct referral to sub-specialists within the hospital. In addition to this full spectrum of care, the centers offer interpreters and social workers to patient families. Each Primary Care Center is conveniently located on a COTA bus route.

Nationwide Childrens Hospital has been a refuge for families for many years, Chuck Patterson, chairman of the Greater Hilltop Area Commission, said. It is a true pleasure to witness the hospitals continued outreach to families throughout central Ohio. As the Greater Hilltop community continues to evolve, it is also a great pleasure to be able to include Nationwide Childrens among those that not only understand the potential of this community, but also pursue the opportunity to serve the neighbors that call Hilltop USA their home. I welcome the hospital to the community and look forward to a valuable and prosperous partnership for many years to come.

It is a pleasure to welcome Nationwide Childrens Hospital to the Hilltop, Gary Baker, president of Friends of the Hilltop and Columbus City Schools board member, said. The high level of care the hospital is known for will be an important addition to this part of the Hilltop and West Broad Street, helping us to bring about the Hilltop Renaissance.

Nationwide Childrens Primary Care Centers have community-based physician services for children, birth through age 21, in nine Columbus locations to help parents keep their children healthy with regular physical exams, vision, hearing, general developmental checks and immunizations against childhood diseases. The best health care for children begins with a qualified physician, and all physicians at Nationwide Childrens are certified pediatricians.

To schedule an appointment at any Nationwide Childrens Primary Care Center, call (614) 722-6200. Appointments can be made the same day or within a few days of the call.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.