Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

December 12, 2018
Lorina Wise, Chief Human Resources Officer

Lorina Wise, Chief Human Resources Officer

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected Lorina Wise as chief human resources officer. 

With more than 25 years of experience working with large organizations on labor and employment matters, Wise began working for Nationwide Children’s legal department in 2012 and has worked closely with Human Resources during her time, serving as senior counsel on employment matters.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Lorina lead our complex human resources function,” said Rick Miller, chief operating officer at Nationwide Children’s. “Her incredible work ethic, HR experience, passion for the Nationwide Children’s mission, and commitment to our ‘One Team’ culture will serve Nationwide Children’s incredibly well.”

Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Wise worked at Carnegie Mellon University as the senior director of International Human Resources and Enterprise Risk Management. She also worked at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, for approximately 10 years, including serving as general counsel. She was in the Office of the City Solicitor for the City of Pittsburgh for several years where she advised and represented the city on a broad variety of employment matters with its union and non-union workforce. Throughout all of these positions and her entire career, she has maintained a strong interest and focus on human resources and employment issues.    

Wise earned her juris doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law located in her home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her bachelor's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.

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.