Nationwide Children's Hospital Named One of Columbus' Best Places to Work

December 26, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital ranked second in the recently-announced Business Firsts 2008 Best Places to Work survey in the large company category.

The Best Places to Work Program has been implemented in essentially all 41 American City Business Journals markets (Business Firsts parent company). More than 140 nominations were received for the 2008 program in Central Ohio.  Any company or organization with a Central Ohio office and at least 10 full-time employees may participate in this program and only Central Ohio full time employees are surveyed. 

Quantum Market Research (QMR) is the market research firm specializing in measuring workplace satisfaction that was used to facilitate The Best Places to Work survey process. With the assistance of QMR, employees are asked approximately 30 questions about their work environments concerning:

 Team Effectiveness
 Trust in Coworkers and Senior Leaders
 Individual Contribution
 Manager Effectiveness
 Work Engagement
 People Practices

After QMR tallies the surveys, they send Business First a list of the top 10 companies in each of the company size categories. They categorize a large company as one having more than 500 local employees, a medium company has 100 to 499 local employees, the small companies have between 25 and 99 employees, and the micro companies have between 10 and 24 employees.

Our fourth annual Best Places to Work celebration highlighted some wonderful Central Ohio companies, said Don DePerro, publisher and president, Columbus Business First.  We again grew our number of participating companies, which made the awards celebration that much more competitive.  These companies help form the backbone of Central Ohios business community and help make greater Columbus a wonderful place to live, work and have fun!

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