Children’s Hospital Plans Seven More Buildings for Main Campus Expansion
Representatives from Nationwide Children’s Hospital today unveiled Phase II of their Master Facilities Plan, which features the addition of seven more buildings to their rapidly expanding main campus located just southeast of Downtown Columbus.
“We have met the promises we made ten years ago to the community to build upon the tremendous success Nationwide Children’s has experienced,” said Alex Fischer, Board Chair of Nationwide Children’s. “The announcement of the first phase of our strategic master site plan included a 12-story inpatient hospital, which opened in 2012 and has served hundreds of thousands of patient-families. We promised to advance this organization as one of the largest and most preeminent pediatric academic medical health systems in the country, and we have accomplished those goals.”
The second phase of growth represents a $730 million investment from the medical center, which will take the form of an eight-story behavioral health pavilion, medical offices, a new research building, energy plant, data center and parking garage facilities. Most of the facilities are located along Livingston Avenue, a continued expansion westward from the main hospital site, although one office building and garage will be located north of I-70 in the southern end of the Olde Towne East neighborhood.
The eight-story behavioral health pavilion is expected to break ground sometime in 2017 with a planned opening in 2020, with a new parking garage opening the same year. The remainder of Phase II is expected to be completed by 2022, is expected to create 1,000 additional jobs by 2019, and another 1,000 jobs by 2024.
“Our strategic plan is a promise to this community to provide best outcomes through programs and research that will help kids everywhere,” said Steve Allen, MD, CEO of Nationwide Children’s. “Our success has enabled us to accelerate this plan and these facilities support our tremendous growth.”
For more information, visit www.nationwidechildrens.org.