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Nationwide Children's Hospital- Columbus, Ohio

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Founded in 1892 as a 12-bed charity hospital, over the last year Nationwide Children's Hospital has served kids from across Ohio, all 50 states, and 21 foreign countries, recording over 931,874 patient visits. Our mission is best described by the acronym "CARES": Nationwide Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest level of Care, Advocacy, Research, Education, and Service to patients and families in central Ohio and beyond, without regard for their ability to pay. To that end, we provide more than $116 million in uncompensated care and community benefits every year.

Nationwide Children's Hospital's commitment to excellence has won it national recognition, including being named four years in a row to the US News and World Report "America's Best Hospitals" list. In January 2009, Parents magazine announced Nationwide children's was the sixth best pediatric hospital in the country as well as placing in the top three in the nation in subspecialty areas of emergency medicine and cardiology/cardiothoracic services. Also placing among the top 10 in subspecialty were hematology/oncology and orthopedics. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program has once again awarded Nationwide Children's as a Magnet Hospital. This prestigious recognition is the ultimate benchmark in nursing excellence, and is awarded to fewer than 5% of hospitals across the country. The hospital's pediatricians are members of the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. In 2006, Nationwide Children's Hospital trained hundreds of residents and fellows in its nationally recognized graduate medical education program, including rotating residents from 10 other institutions. Additionally, 1,700+ students receive training at Nationwide Children's annually.

The Nationwide Childrens Hospital campus includes:

  • More than 2.2 million square feet under roof covering six city blocks; expansion plans currently under way will add an additional 1.2 million square feet
  • 383 inpatient beds, which will grow to 425 after expansion, and more than 800 clinicians representing every area of pediatric medicine, surgery, and dentistry
  • The nations largest neonatology network, with 137 beds, including neonatal services at other Columbus area hospitals
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, one of the countrys premier pediatric resarch programs, ranking in the top 10 freestanding childrens hospitals for National Institutes of Health funding
  • The Center for Child and Family Advocacy, a partnership between Nationwide Childrens Hospital and the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, which was the first facility of its kind to fully integrate services for child abuse and family violence under one roof
  • In addition to our main campus, Children's operates a total of 18 community-based Close to Home Centers located throughout central Ohio - including eight Physician Care Centers, four Urgent Cares, and eight locations that provide behavioral health counseling - enabling families to receive services in the communities in which they live

As we grow, positioning Nationwide Children's Hospital to be a national leader in pediatric healthcare in the 21st century, we remain passionately dedicated to our core purpose - providing the absolute best healthcare to every child.