Media Advisory: Community Celebration Day at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

June 7, 2012

“Community Celebration Day” at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Central Ohio community invited to check out THEIR new children’s hospital - the largest pediatric expansion in U.S. history; former and current patients encouraged to attend

Sunday, June 10, 2012
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
*Festivities will take place on Nationwide Children’s main, downtown campus at the corner of Parsons and Livingston Avenues and also in Livingston Park 
**Parking for media is available in lot W-24 (see link to map) located between the Orthopedic Center and the new Research Building III accessible off of Parsons Avenue  
***Parking for the public is located all around the campus; more information about parking can be found at

Our community made it possible. Now it’s time to celebrate! On Sunday, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a “Community Celebration Day” in honor of the completion of its seven-year campus expansion that truly transforms the delivery of pediatric health care right here in central Ohio. The community is invited to come and check out their new children’s hospital with behind-the-scenes tours of the new hospital. Former and current patients are encouraged to attend.

The event features family-friendly activities for kids of all ages including interactive education stations, touch-a-truck exhibit with emergency medical service vehicles, jugglers, face painting, inflatables and games. 

Also at the event will be The Columbus Wishing Tree Project in which a number of live trees have traveled all around the city for the last couple of weeks and return to Nationwide Children’s campus. Wishes of all kinds are encouraged and include well wishes for current and former patients of the hospital as well hospital staff and other folks touched by Nationwide Children’s. Wishing trees date back to ancient China and have become a special way to inspire hope throughout the world.

For more information about Community Celebration Day, including parking instructions, visit

Mary Ellen Peacock
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