A behind the scenes look at our new Surgery Center

I’ll never forget when my brother had his tonsils taken out. As his little sister, I remember the green tile, the adult patients rolling by and being grossed out when he brought his tonsils home in a jar!

Thankfully, all of that has changed. I just visited our brand new outpatient surgery center in Westerville and it’s a wow! Not a green tile in sight – the building is bright, cheerful and every aspect has been designed to distract, delight and relax children – and only children! Not an adult patient in sight either and the facility has been designed so that patients going into surgery never cross paths with a child leaving surgery.

Behind the scenes every member of the team comes from the main hospital campus – bringing that level of pediatric expertise to this community-based center. It’s a special place.

You have to check out this great virtual tour.  Even if your child has never had surgery it’s something great to show them to alleviate anxieties and demystify the experience.

Let me know what you think and I’d love to hear from anyone who has already experienced the new surgery center with their children.

Donna Teach
Donna Teach is Chief Marketing & Communication Officer at Nationwide Children's. Her job is to help the hospital feel "connected" – Connected to each other, connected to our patients and their families, referring physicians, the community and the world.

2 thoughts on “A behind the scenes look at our new Surgery Center

  1. Sheri Thomson on said:

    The surgery center is beauitful and my future stepson had surgey there. The drs were great and all nurese except one was terrific.
    Nurse Suzi as she calls herself was arrogant and smelled like alcohol when up close. Very unprofessional and said she was head od the other nurses like we needed to know that especially since the day was about my son and not her or or how she looked. Will not go back there bc of this woman insetad if we need care in the fure we will go to the main campus . We told her we wold like to speak with her boss about her attitude but she said my boss and I are good friends so it wouldnt matter what we said or thought about her. Very disappointed that someone like this would be getting away with actions like this

    1. Hi Sheri-Thank you for this very important feedback. If you can please email us more information. Date you were there, which surgery center, it will help us make sure your feedback gets into the right hands. Send your email to newmedia@nationwidechildrens.org and please put 700 Childrens Feedback in the subject line. Thank you, and we are very sorry you had this experience.

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