Tim Robinson has been promoted to the chief executive role at Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he has worked since 1995 in roles leading up to executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer.

Tim Robinson is the “unanimous and enthusiastic choice” to become the next CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital following a national search by its board of directors. Robinson will continue to serve as the hospital’s executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer until July 1, when he will step into the CEO role.

Robinson is credited with transforming what it means to be a CFO, the hospital said in a release. Under his financial leadership, Nationwide Children’s investment portfolio has grown from $100 million to nearly $3 billion and it has earned an Aa2 bond rating since 2001, the highest possible rating for a hospital. Thirteen startups within the hospital system have launched during his tenure, and he created clinical relationships with other central Ohio hospitals to operate their neonatal intensive care units. Other collaborations created by Robinson include those with Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Dayton Children's and most recently a proton therapy center planned with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Robinson replaces Steve Allen, who has been the hospital’s CEO since 2006 and will retire June 30.

Robinson “is one of the country's best health care executives,” Allen said in a release. “In addition to his remarkable leadership skills, Tim demonstrates an admirable commitment and creativity in realizing Nationwide Children's Hospital's founding mission.”