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Children with life-limiting illnesses are first and foremost children - children who want to play, laugh, learn and be home where they may be surrounded by family and friends. Hospice services and care enable the family to achieve this.

At Nationwide Children's Hospital Homecare, our mission is to return each child to a pain-free life as possible. The Hospice Program affirms the dignity of life. Our belief is that the quality of life is not determined by the quantity of one's days but by the way in which those days are lived. We have opportunities to enrich each day - physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

For more information, download our Hospice Care brochure.


Hospice Program Services

  • Staff with pediatric expertise on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Coordination of care

  • Nursing visits

  • Keeping your child at home

  • Social worker visits

  • Chaplain visits

  • Pain and symptom management

  • Medications

  • Home Medical Equipment and supplies

  • Massage Therapy

  • Sibling Support

  • Legacy building

  • Community Resource Information

  • Counseling

  • Volunteer information

  • Spiritual services

  • Patient and family emotional support

  • End of Life planning

  • Bereavement support and follow-up

  • Perinatal Hospice Care available through the Columbus Fetal Medicine Collaborative

How to Reach Us

If you want to arrange hospice services or have questions, call (614) 355-1100 or 800-466-2727. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding national holidays. Staff is on call 24/7 to answer any questions and to address patient and family concerns.

Hospice Contact Information

Meet Our Hospice Leadership


Palliative Care PediaCast

Palliative Care Medical Director Lisa Humphrey, MD and Manager Laura Rozcicha, MSW, LISW-S join Dr. Mike to discuss palliative care.

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