Nationwide Children’s Hospital

America's largest pediatric hospital and research center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been a Columbus community treasure since opening their doors in 1892. Now, as America’s largest pediatric hospital and research center, Nationwide Children’s remains true to their founding mission that every child should have access to the finest care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Founded and sustained through generous community support, Nationwide Children’s serves patients from around the globe with more than 1.4 million visits annually. A staff of 11,000 physicians, scientists and support personnel provide care at more than 65 locations. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is recognized by US News and World Report as one of America’s Top 10 “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

As an international leader in pediatric research, science is thriving at Nationwide Children’s. Ranked in the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children’s hospitals, research scientists are working to improve the health and quality of life for children worldwide. Learn more about how Nationwide Children’s Hospital is helping kids everywhere at