The Abigail Wexner Research Institute

Helping Kids Everywhere

A Look Inside the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s has been renamed in honor of Abigail Wexner, whose ongoing, passionate advocacy has ushered in a period of unprecedented transformation at the hospital. Mrs. Wexner began serving on Nationwide Children’s board in 1993 and acted as board chair for seven years from 2005 to 2012. During her tenure as chair, Mrs. Wexner led the hospital through the largest expansion in its 127-year history, including completion of a 12-story hospital building and a third research building, with more than $1.2 billion in regional economic impact.