MEDIA ALERT January 12, 2010 Visitor Restricition Notice

January 12, 2010

Effective immediately, visitor restrictions are being lifted to most areas of Nationwide Children's Hospital due to decreased seasonal influenza and H1N1 activity in our community.  However, the restrictions that were instituted October 12, 2009, which limit visitation to parents/guardians and grandparents will remain in place for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Hematology/Oncology Unit.
As always all visitors to Nationwide Children's should be free of illness that could spread to our patients.  The hospital will continue to monitor the occurrence of seasonal influenza and H1N1 this season and reinstate visitor restrictions if necessary.  Additional H1N1 information is available at

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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