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Big changes are coming to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Over the next five years, the hospital will work towards a strategic plan that calls for up to $3.3 billion in new investments.
“Nationwide Children’s has established itself as an international leader in pediatric care and research, and this plan is particularly aspirational because it enables us to have an even greater impact on the wellbeing of children and families,” said Alex Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership and chair of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, in a statement.
The funding will cover hiring, research, equity efforts, and four new buildings on the hospital’s campus, including a new tower. The plan will be financed through a combination of philanthropy, operations, and debt funding.
“Our commitment reflects a strong community of supporters, who make it possible to provide the highest quality care to Central Ohio children and to those who travel here from around the world,” said Fischer. “We will make discoveries with widespread effect, while strengthening the health and wellbeing of local neighborhoods and families.”
The new inpatient tower will be 12 stories and will be built near the existing tower on Parsons Ave. The other new buildings include an orthopedics and surgery center and two new research buildings.
To read more about the strategic plan, you can visit the Nationwide Children’s Hospital website here.
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