Nationwide Childrens Hospital Dedicates New Four-Story Expansion

October 21, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital celebrates today the grand opening of a four-story expansion on the campus west side. At approximately 85,000 square feet, the new structure will allow Nationwide Childrens to open the doors for growth in research jobs, as well as expansion of key clinical areas of need.

This state-of-the-art facility will house Nationwide Children's Hospitals Surgery Center, as well as Centers for Gastroenterology and Clinical Psychology. Two floors will also be dedicated to research, including the Center for Biobehavioral Health, the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine.

The facility is just one part of Nationwide Childrens strategic master site plan. Additional components of the plan:

 A 12-story inpatient hospital, which broke ground in September 2008. The new hospital will add more than 700,000 square feet of clinical and research space to the existing two million square-foot downtown campus. It is slated to open in 2012, corresponding with the citys bicentennial celebration.
 Six acres of additional park space in front of the new inpatient building.
 A third research building projected at 150,000 square feet with construction to begin in 2010, slated for completion in 2012.
 A new 1,500-space parking facility which opened in early 2008.
 Ongoing expansion of academic faculty offices and educational space through renovation of existing inpatient facilities.
 A new green energy plant currently under construction.

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