Media Advisory: Countdown Celebration for the Opening of the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Children's

August 19, 2011

Countdown Celebration for the Opening of the New Main Hospital at Nationwide Children’s
Hospital unveils new look and new design elements as part of less than one year to go celebration

Monday, August 22, 2011
10 a.m.
*media briefing begins at 10 a.m., followed by opportunities for one-on-one interviews and b-roll

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center (OCC) entrance
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
**A media relations rep will meet you inside the OCC entrance for escort to event location

-Abigail Wexner, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
-Steve Allen, MD, CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

14 exhibits showcasing never-before-seen design elements of new main hospital, enhanced patient experience features and new look for hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host an internal “countdown celebration” on Monday morning. The hospital will be celebrating with staff as it marks less than one year to go to the opening of the new main hospital in June 2012.

New design elements and features will be unveiled Monday morning, including a new “look” for the hospital.

A media briefing, led by Board Chair Abigail Wexner and CEO Steve Allen, MD, will begin at 10 a.m. At that briefing, Mrs. Wexner and Dr. Allen will topline Nationwide Children’s journey thus far as it reaches this major milestone in its nearly 120-year history.

Fourteen exhibits will showcase never-before-seen design elements and features that will truly transform the patient experience at Nationwide Children’s.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
(614) 355-0495

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