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Health care at The Ohio State University is future-focused and driven by our mission to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care. Our staff of 19,000 is earning international distinction by delivering health care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.

Growth with People

  • From FY00 to FY13, the Medical Center doubled in size, growing from nearly 9,000 employees to more than 18,000.

Research Excellence

  • One of only 59 members of a National Institutes of Health consortium that speeds the translation of scientific discovery into better patient care
  • One of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers (CCCs) in the United States; the NCI named our CCC “exceptional” – its highest ranking
  • One of only 11 institutes with a CCC, a Center for Translation Science Award (CTSA) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Med Into Grad award; one of only five with a CCC, CTSA, HHMI and a Pharmacogenomics Network Award
  • Houses or co-manages more than 20 research centers and institutes and 25 core research laboratories
  • Received $76.7 million in multiyear Third Frontier research grants from state of Ohio
  • More than 1,000 active research studies in virtually every medical specialty
  • Eleven faculty members currently elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences

Education Excellence

  • The College of Medicine ranked 34th by U.S. News & World Report and 12th among public medical schools in its 2015 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” list
  • The College of Medicine received more than 5,600 applications for its 2013 entering medical class of 188 students
  • Redesigned medical school curriculum known as Lead. Serve. Inspire. fully integrates foundational and clinical science to prepare students for personalized medicine
  • One of the few universities in the world to offer five dual medical degrees: MD/PhD (Medical Scientist); MD/MBA (Business Administration); MD/JD (Law); MD/MHA (Health Administration); MD/MPH (Public Health)
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Offers seven undergraduate and four graduate programs, such as athletic training, health sciences, medical dietetics, radiologic science, respiratory therapy and physical therapy, and enrolls more than 1,600 students in preprofessional or professional curricula
  • School of Biomedical Science: Training for biomedical research careers in fields ranging from anatomy and biomedical informatics to molecular and cellular biochemistry, virology, neuroscience, cell biology and pharmacology
  • More than 800 residents and fellows train in more than 65 accredited graduate and residency programs each year
  • More than 13,500 College of Medicine MD and residency program graduates practice in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries
  • Over the past year, physicians in more than 130 countries subscribed to our web-based continuing medical education training programs

Patient Care Excellence

  • U.S.News & World Report named us to its 2014 list of “America’s Best Hospitals,” based on quality, outcomes and reputation, for the 22nd consecutive year
  • Recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals in 2013 by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine
  • We had more treatments ranked—18—than any other central Ohio hospital in Healthgrades’ 2013 national survey of clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety and health conditions
  • First hospital in central Ohio to achieve Magnet® status for nursing excellence; first hospital in central Ohio to earn Magnet® redesignation
  • Virtually self-sustaining financially with an FY13 operating revenue of $2.03 billion
  • OSU Wexner Medical Center hospitals statistics (FY13)
    • 56,592 patient admissions
    • 4,482 births
    • 1,485,147 outpatient visits
    • 118,280 Emergency Department visits
    • 15,877 inpatient surgeries
    • 22,750 outpatient surgeries
  • Provide more than $170 million in annual community benefits through charity care, outreach efforts and other support
  • 79 percent of local physicians on the 2012-2013 “Best Doctors in America” list are Ohio State faculty (486 out of 612)

Health Care at The Ohio State University Includes:

  • Faculty Group Practice and OSUP
  • University Hospital
  • University Hospital East
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
  • OSU Harding Hospital (Behavioral Health)
  • OSU Talbot Hall (Alcohol and Drug Addiction)
  • OSU Rehabilitation Services at Dodd Hall
  • OSU Primary Care Network (CarePoints, FastCare and Little Clinics)
  • OSU College of Medicine
    — School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • OSU Office of Health Sciences – seven research and service-based centers that involve faculty and researchers from across the OSU campus.
    — Comprehensive Cancer Center
    — Health Sciences Library
    — Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
    — Nisonger Center
    — Center for Biostatistics
    — Center for Microbial Interface Biology
    — Center for Molecular Neurobiology ​​​​​​​​​​​​
Our Mission:
To improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care.

Our Vision:
Working as a team, we will shape the future of medicine by creating, disseminating and applying new knowledge, and by personalizing health care to meet the needs of each individual.

Our Values:
Excellence, Collaborating as ONE University, Acting with Integrity and Personal Accountability, Openness and Trust, Diversity in People and Ideas, Change and Innovation, Simplicity in Our Work, Empathy and Compassion and Leadership.

Our Strategic Goals:

  • Become a top-20 academic medical center and a top-10 National Cancer Institute-funded cancer program through advancement in research, education and patient care
  • Become a high-performance organization and workplace of choice
  • Generate an investment fund for mission development​

The New James Cancer Hospital and Critical Care Center

  • The 21-level new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research In​stitute will open in December 2014
  • A new critical care expansion will allow for increased capacity and improved access for more Ohioans with the addition of 72 private rooms, providing services such as ICU, burn and surgery
  • This new building will be certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ for its use of sustainable and eco-friendly material, technologies and building practices
  • When completed, the expansion will make way for more space that integrates research, teaching and patient care
  • There will be ample green spaces for patients, visitors and staff to meet, rest and reflect in the new Chlois G. Ingram Spirit of Women Park and Phyllis G. Jones Legacy Park