Nationwide Children’s Hospital has formally assumed ownership of Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital, marking the conclusion of a months-long transition plan that culminates in the debut of Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Toledo.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital became affiliates on Jan. 1, 2020. Working together, the two hospitals successfully advanced subspecialty pediatric physician recruitment, enhanced continuing medical education and improved care coordination for families in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

On March 1st the primary goal will be a smooth transition for patients, families, and staff. Families will receive the same high-quality level of care and be able to stay with their current providers. Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Toledo signs will begin to appear on the Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center campus, where the children’s hospital will operate. The colors and butterflies so closely associated with Nationwide Children’s Hospital have already begun to flutter within the building.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a nationally recognized pediatric hospital and research center. Consistently named to the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll list of America’s top 10 children’s hospitals, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has more than 1.6 million patient visits annually representing patients from all 50 states and 45 countries in addition to providing more than $191 million in charity care and community benefit services annually.