Nationwide Childrens Hospital Unveils First Mobile Application

December 5, 2011

According to a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, more than 80 percent of American adults own a cell phone, and about half of these users have used their cell phone at least once to get information they needed right away. So, as consumers begin to rely more and more on their mobile devices, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has created a mobile application called “Locator” to help consumers find the nearest facilities.

This free, easy-to-use application provides users with turn-by-turn directions to Nationwide Children’s facilities. With more than 50 locations extending out across Ohio and beyond, this app will help users locate our facilities with just a few clicks of a button. The “Locator” app features:

  • Locating the nearest Urgent Care
  • Locating the Emergency Department on the hospital’s main campus
  • Locating a Close To Home Center
  • Locating the nearest Nationwide Children’s location by name or facility type

This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and provides access and directions to the main campus, located at 700 Children’s Drive, and all of Nationwide Children’s offsite locations.

“Our main goal is to help families when they need us,” said Jack Clark, senior vice president at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “By creating this application, we now have a presence in a space where so many consumers are looking to for quick, accurate information. ‘Locator’ is just the first of many applications we are planning to develop as we open our new 12-story main hospital.” 

To download “Locator,” visit the iTunes App Store. For more information on the ‘Locator’ app, visit

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