Quality & Safety :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

What YOUR safety means to us

The mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital is to provide the highest quality patient care, in the safest possible environment, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient. Our quality and safety efforts are organized in five areas or “pillars” and represent our patients and their families. These five pillars are:

Because quality, safety and best outcomes are our top priorities, at any given time, we are working on hundreds of projects to improve patient outcomes. We closely follow progress and share those results with the entire Nationwide Children's Hospital team to continually improve. In addition, as a part of our commitment to transparency, we also post many of our results publicly. There are too many to share them all, so we have chosen a few measures that we believe are interesting to parents and patients, so you can see for yourself how Nationwide Children’s Hospital is working to improve the outcomes for the patients and families we serve.

Richard Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM

Richard Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM
Chief Medical Officer
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Commitment to Patient Safety at Nationwide Children's from Nationwide Children's Hospital on Vimeo.

NCH is honored to receive the Citation of Merit Award from the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. Of the five finalists from across the country, only four finalists received an award and Nationwide Children’s was one of them. 
Our organization deserves to celebrate this external validation and recognition on our journey to eliminate harm and deliver best outcomes for our patients and their families. The McKesson Quest for Quality Prize committee was impressed with the strong leadership from the hospital board, senior leadership and medical staff. Their remarkable dedication to our Zero Hero culture is the key to our success.
This award recognizes hospitals which demonstrate an organization-wide commitment to:
  • Providing highly reliable, safe, patient-centered care of exceptional quality
  • Promoting a systems-based approach toward improvement to achieve the six quality aims identified by the Institute of Medicine
  • Improving community health by enhancing outcomes and patient experience while reducing the cost of care
  • Offer and communicate successful, replicable programs and strategies to other healthcare organizations
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000