Business As Usual at Nationwide Childrens Hospital during Fridays Presidential Visit

June 17, 2010

On Friday, June 18, President Obama will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to deliver remarks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The event will begin at noon Friday, and will be held adjacent to Nationwide Children’s campus near the East Livingston/Parsons Avenues intersection. The event is not open to the public.

The hospital will be fully operational during this visit with no disruption of service. Patients and families can access the campus as usual via Main Street or 18th Street. There should be minimal or no disruption to traffic on the I-70 exits or Mooberry and 18th Streets. It is recommended, however, to allow extra time for travel to patient appointments and scheduled hospital visits.

Please note that the President’s visit is not open to the public and there will be no accessible viewing areas. To preserve access, hospital garages and parking will be reserved only for patient/family parking.

Parking and driving directions can be found on the hospital’s website 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