Building a Legacy at Cincinnati Children’s

Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the country. It operates campuses and clinics throughout the Greater Cincinnati region.

All in all, our facilities add up to roughly 8 million square feet.

And John Rogers knows almost every inch.

As the Corporate Architect for Cincinnati Children’s, John is intimately involved in new building and remodeling projects at the medical center. And, before joining Cincinnati Children’s, he spent more than 25 years as a partner at GBBN Architects, the firm that designed many of our newer buildings.

“My work has taken me to pediatric hospitals all over the world,” John says. “Cincinnati Children’s is special. I was very proud of this hospital even before I came to work here.”

John takes professional pride in our world-class facilities, though he’s even more impressed by the work that those buildings make possible.

“We serve families when they’re most vulnerable. We do everything we can to make the environment more comfortable, and to enable the incredible research and care that takes place here,” he says.

John and his wife Cheryl believe so strongly in the mission of Cincinnati Children’s that they decided to include the medical center in their will. The gift is unrestricted, which means it will go to programs with the greatest need.

On a personal level, John and Cheryl have had a long relationship with Cincinnati Children’s. All three of their children, now grown, were patients at one time or another.

“I knew the reputation of Cincinnati Children’s long before I had children. I would never have considered taking my children anywhere else,” Cheryl says.

“We give to Cincinnati Children’s so we can have a deeper impact,” John says. “It’s a part of who we are.”

After spending much of his career building Cincinnati Children’s, John is excited to be building this legacy as well.

“This hospital is doing things today that are incredibly innovative,” he says. “It’s exciting to think that we will support that work.”