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Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children's Hospital  
Nationwide Children’s Hospital broke ground in 1892 and began patient care with only nine beds.  Today Nationwide Children’s Hospital occupies more than six square city blocks with 1.5 million square feet of space on its downtown hospital and research campus, and nationally is the 5th largest free-standing children’s hospital. The hospital features 371 inpatient beds, transplant services and pediatric sub-specialists, and also is home to the Emergency Department (one of the top ten busiest pediatric emergency departments in the nation), surgery suites, and interventional radiology. In 2004, Children’s Hospital performed 15,652 surgical procedures, had 64,851 emergency department visits, saw 67,028 Urgent Care patients, and a total of 588,841 outpatient visits.

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The Nationwide Children’s Main Hospital Campus consists of a number of specialized units and centers. One of these centers is Nationwide Children's Hospital Heart Center.  The Heart Center is prepared to treat patients with congenital heart disease from 0 to 100 years of age with experts in all areas of surgical and medical subspecialties. From outpatient services to heart transplant, the center provides a complete range of treatments and support for the patient with congenital heart disease.  Another center is the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Jeune's Syndrome and related chest wall deformities and is recognized as a national and international leader.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital complex free-standing Orthopedic Center, located across from Children's main campus, opened in May 2000.  This 12,000-square-foot, one-story development is a partnership between Children's Hospital Inc. and the hospital's orthopedic surgeons.  This facility provides an expanded, accessible and user-friendly location for Children's Orthopedic Clinics as well as flexible office space for orthopedic physicians.  In 2004 this center treated 9,772 patients.

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