Nationwide Childrens Hospital Pilots GetWellNetwork

January 6, 2011

GetWellNetwork, Inc., today announced that Nationwide Children’s Hospital, ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report, agreed to pilot GetWell Town as its possible bedside solution. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospital and research institutes in the U.S. By implementing GetWell Town, young patients and families of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will gain access to exclusive patient education content from KidsHealth® and interactive tools that improve patient safety and the overall care experience.   

The GetWell Town solution uses animations, multimedia and other engaging tools to help children learn about their health, diagnosis, and personalized care plans right from their bedside. In addition to encouraging young patients to get actively involved in their care, GetWell Town also entertains patients with the latest movies and games and helps them stay connected with friends using familiar tools like email, instant messaging and social media sites – all of which are password-protected with parental control.

“We’re honored to be selected by Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a pilot program  in their unwavering commitment to provide children and their families with the optimal patient care experience,” said Shannon O’Neil, Director of Pediatric Product Line, GetWellNetwork, Inc. “We are excited to begin working together to determine if we can drive key outcomes by leveraging fun and innovative patient tools that engage patients and families throughout the continuum of care.”

About GetWell Town
GetWell Town was developed in collaboration with GetWellNetwork’s National Children’s Hospital Task Force, comprised of 15 pediatric facilities across the U.S. as well as direct input from pediatric patients and their families. GetWell Town is designed to complement the kid-friendly spaces that children’s hospitals have worked hard to create and features exclusive content in partnership with KidsHealth® from Nemours.

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. uses the bedside TV to entertain, educate and empower hospital patients and caregivers to be more actively engaged in their care. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. GetWellNetwork is the leader in interactive patient care solutions and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 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 1.6 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