Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205


Founded by a determined group of women in 1892, Children’s Hospital, now Nationwide Children's Hospital, began as a local charity to serve a dozen very ill children. Throughout the following century, this tiny community-funded mission matured into a health care system that today spans the Midwest as one of its preferred providers of pediatric health care. Nationwide Children’s today is ranked as one of the nation’s ten largest children’s hospitals and pediatric research centers. Our hospital campus has nearly 700,000 patient visits every year. Located just minutes from downtown Columbus, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s most progressive and sophisticated health care institutions. Specialty areas include surgery, heart transplant/cardiac care, cancer, trauma, rehabilitation, dialysis, bone marrow transplant, neurosciences and research. Nationwide Children’s is also the region’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. Nationwide Children’s is financially strong and sound. Our financial security assures that we will be here to take care of children, no matter their ability to pay, for many decades to come.