Nationwide Children’s is America’s largest pediatric hospital, an international leader in research and is ranked in all 10 specialties on U.S.News & World Report’s 2016-17 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list. Our staff, comprised of 1,100 medical professionals and over 10,000 employees, provides state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. And, according to the Children’s Hospital Association, Nationwide Children’s is the #1 provider of pediatric surgery in the country. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train 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. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org. Our doctors represent every major pediatric sub-specialty. Signature programs include heart, cancer, gastroenterology and neonatology care, all of which are internationally recognized. Dr. Steve Allen is CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which includes the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.