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Nationwide Children's Hospital {Wordless Wednesday}

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park view from a room at nationwide childrens

menu with dietary description

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owl carousel figure at nationwide childrensmural in magical forest nationwide childrens

1. four foot tall carved wooden squirrel from Mansfield Carousel (one of many such characters) greeting visitors to the magical forest 2. color changing lights (that kids control) and lift in rehab room 3. sunlight, edutainment system, and private bath in rehab room 4. working kitchen for families to learn how to take care of child at home 5. car for families to practice transporting children with mobility issues 6. view from a patient room on to underground garage roof garden 7. signage in cafeteria includes diet and allergy information 8. indoor cafeteria seating 9. secure outdoor cafeteria seating 10. another friendly character 11. hidden pictures in magical forest mural

I recently toured the newly expanded Nationwide Children's Hospital with a group of bloggers. Unlike traditional scary and sterile hospitals, I found Children's full of whimsy, hope, light and natural materials. Our guides revealed that modern medical technology, sustainable energy practices, and staff support are behind the beautiful facade.

Though I hope none of you ever have to visit in an emergency, if you do so you'll find your stay full of thoughtful details and the highest level of technology, comfort, and care. Families can tour the new facility at their Community Celebration Sunday June 11, 2012 and view Youtube video from our tour and panel Q&A.


Disclosure: Nationwide Children's provided me with lunch and a few pieces of hospital branded swag. Opinions are my own.