LOCATION CHANGE: The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

June 11, 2012


The Campus Dedication Ceremony at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
After nearly seven years, the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S. history is officially dedicated during Monday morning’s ceremony; current and former patients take part in this special program, marking a major milestone in Nationwide Children’s 120 years

Monday, June 11, 2012
10:30 a.m. 
*Ceremony starts promptly at 10:30am; arrival in the media parking lot, as specified below, suggested shortly after 10 a.m.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH 43205
*Due to inclement weather, the ceremony will take place on the corner of Parson's Ave. and Mooberry St. in the white tent
**Parking for media is available in the surface lot behind CVS and accessible off of Parsons Avenue 


  • Current and former patients of Nationwide Children’s
  • Current and retired staff of Nationwide Children’s
  • The Honorable John Kasich, Governor, State of Ohio
  • The Honorable Michael B. Coleman, Mayor, City of Columbus
  • Mrs. Abigail S. Wexner, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
  • Dr. Steve Allen, CEO, Nationwide Children’s

The very same heart transplant patient who shared her story and participated in the new main hospital groundbreaking ceremony four years ago in 2008, is the very first patient to open the dedication ceremony of that very same building Monday morning at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A major milestone in the hospital’s 120-year history will take place as the seven-year campus expansion officially comes to a completion – the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S. history.

Numerous current and former patients and current and retired staff members will take part in a very special hour-long dedication ceremony. Their stories are documented in the official program guide and some will be shared on stage during the event. Media interviews will be available upon request at the ceremony. 

The hospital truly affects each and every one in this community and it’s never been more apparent than during Monday morning’s ceremony. Daytime fireworks will close the event, marking not the end, but the very beginning of transforming the way pediatric health care is delivered and researched right here in central Ohio – so that no child will ever have to leave Columbus to seek world-class medical care.

Mary Ellen Peacock, Erin Pope or Pam Barber
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
Cell: (614) 937-7316

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 NationwideChildrens.org.