Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces Downtown Facilities Expansion to Accommodate Growing Patient Need

December 22, 2014

Nationwide Children’s Hospital released architectural renderings today for two new facilities near its downtown campus to accommodate growth in patient services. Both new buildings will help to decompress faculty offices and current outpatient clinics which have outgrown their available space on the hospital’s campus. Moving selected ambulatory services away from the inpatient hospital will allow them to expand, as well as accommodate growth by other hospital programs in the spaces they vacate.

Construction is slated to begin on the Livingston Ambulatory Center by February 2015 on the northeast corner of East Livingston Avenue and South Grant Avenue on 10 acres of property the hospital purchased from Columbus City Schools (CCS) in March 2013 (the Columbus Africentric School football field and parking lot). CCS leased the property from the hospital through the 2014 football season while the school district moved forward with their plans to relocate the school. Plans call for this building to house ambulatory services such as primary care, dental services, behavioral health, dermatology, adolescent medicine, sports rehab, the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition and other rotating clinics. The Livingston Ambulatory Center will be six stories and 200,000 square feet, costing approximately $85 million. The new facility is expected to have more than 100,000 patient visits annually, and area businesses will benefit from increased exposure to families accessing the new ambulatory services facility.

Ground has already been broken for a Faculty Office Building on the southeast corner of Livingston Avenue and Parsons Avenue. This facility will house academic offices that will be relocated from the hospital’s main campus to accommodate growth in the medical staff. The hospital will be including a tunnel under Livingston Avenue from the hospital’s main campus to provide access to this new building, the current 1800-space employee parking garage, the Center for Family Safety and Healing and the Ronald McDonald House on the south side of Livingston. Also included will be retail space on a portion of the first floor but tenants are yet to be determined.  This office building will also be six stories and about 150,000 square feet, costing approximately $45 million.

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Plans for the Livingston Ambulatory Center call for this building to house ambulatory services such as primary care, dental services, behavioral health, dermatology, adolescent medicine, sports rehab, the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition and other rotating clinics.

Ground has already been broken for a Faculty Office Building on the southeast corner of Livingston Avenue and Parsons Avenue.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 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 1.4 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 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.