Nationwide Childrens Hospital Ranks on InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the United States

October 6, 2010

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has earned a spot on InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. For the first time, Nationwide Children’s has made this prestigious list which tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing. The rankings are unique among corporate rankings as they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. 

“The Information Services department at Nationwide Children’s plays a big role in the success of both the Operational Performance and Integrated Service initiatives within the strategic plan,” said Denise Zabawski, CIO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Many positive strides have been made within this department which has led to this honorable ranking.”

“For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said Rob Preston, InformationWeek editor-in-chief. “As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth—new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those companies and business technology executives leading that charge.”

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/

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About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare 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 nearly 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.