Nationwide Children’s Hospital



Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in the United States, providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative care for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. In 2012, the hospital celebrated completion of the largest pediatric expansion construction project in US history, adding 2.1 million square feet of clinical, research, and support facilities to total 5.3 million square feet on its main campus. A medical staff of more than 1,200 and over 10,000 employees provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for over one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital trains the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the top 10 National-Institutes-of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities.

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Patient Services

Nationwide Children’s provides international patients with one-on-one assistance from our Welcome Center team before, during, and after visiting our hospital. This includes financial planning, language translation, accommodations, transportation, information about culturally sensitive activities, relevant dietary options for family and not just the actual patient, tickets to local attractions, personalized cultural liaison connections, and a high level of customer service. We provide interpreter services – including Portuguese and Mandarin – to patients and families with limited English proficiency and to patients who are deaf or hard of hearing 24 hours per day, seven days per week at all campus locations. There are 25 full-time staff, and phone or iPad translation services cover all other languages.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers world-class care in numerous medical specialties. Across our service lines, our doctors are recognized as world-class leaders – from doctors that have performed more surgeries in their specialty than any others in the world, to doctors who wrote the textbook for clinical care in their field.

The Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction was the first in the world to fully integrate pediatric surgery, urology, gynecology, and GI/motility into a comprehensive treatment program. For our patients, this means all aspects of a child’s health are evaluated and treated by our doctors so that he or she can receive truly personalized care to their specific condition. The center performs nearly 1,000 colorectal procedures annually.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive patient care for a broad range of gastrointestinal, liver, and nutritional problems. Our physicians diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases and disorders while collaborating with other specialists, such as dietitians and behavioral and developmental psychologists, to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for each child. The division serves more than 17,500 patient visits and performs more than 2,300 surgical procedures annually.

The Division of Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation treats patients with any one of a full array of blood disorders, cancers, immunodeficiency disorders, bone marrow failure syndromes, and metabolic storage diseases. Our clinical team oversees the comprehensive evaluation, multidisciplinary diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of children, adolescents, and young adults. The division serves more than 10,000 patient visits and performs more than 1,000 surgical procedures annually.

The Department of Radiology provides comprehensive pediatric imaging and interventional radiology services from birth through young adulthood. The Department performs more than 225,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures a year. Those include magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and an exhaustive range of diagnostic and therapeutic, interventional radiological procedures.

The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive management of all pediatric reconstructive needs, including congenital and traumatic craniofacial anomalies, velopharyngeal dysfunction, hemangiomas and vascular anomalies, pigmented birthmarks, burn injuries, microtia, and congenital and traumatic hand anomalies. The section serves more than 8,500 visits and performs more than 1,300 surgical procedures annually.

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology

International Solutions

The International Scholars Program (ISP) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides unique learning and teaching opportunities for faculty, staff, and trainees from all over the world, with an emphasis on developing countries. Since its inception in 1986, more than 300 physicians, nurses, and allied health scholars from over 60 countries have received specialized pediatric training, shared clinical protocols, and collaborated on scientific projects.

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