Media Advisory: Accelerating Our Strategic Plan: Advancing Best Outcomes for Children Everywhere

June 10, 2016


Friday, June 10

10 a.m.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Stecker Auditorium
555 S. 18th Street*


Steve Allen, MD, CEO
Alex Fischer, Board Chairman
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
John O’Grady, Franklin County Commissioner
David Axelson, MD, Chief of Behavior Health
Parent Advocate


Members of the media are invited to join the Nationwide Children’s Hospital leadership, partners and peers for a special facilities expansion announcement. The announcement of the first phase of Nationwide Children’s Hospital strategic master site plan included a 12-story inpatient hospital, which opened in 2012 and has served hundreds of thousands of patient-families. Please join us as we present phase two of our strategic master site plan to continue to serve the needs of our community and help kids everywhere, as one of the largest pediatric academic healthcare systems in the country.

Parking for media is available in the visitor’s garage, located at 555 S. 18th Street. Please meet a member of the media team inside at the Outpatient Care Center entrance to be escorted to the event.

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