Ohio State is leading a fundamental change in health care by focusing research, treatment and medical education to predict, prevent, personalize and encourage individual participation to improve treatment outcomes and maintain health.
New James Meets Growing Demand for Cancer Services
Demand for cancer care is growing, and expected to continue with a projected increase in new cancer cases nationally of 45 percent – from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million by 2030.
- This rise includes a 67 percent increase in cancer incidence among adults 65 years and older due to a growing aging population, and a 99 percent increase among minorities due to aging and growth in minority populations.
- In the state of Ohio, cancer incidence is expected to rise 20 percent by 2030. Increases are expected particularly for melanoma and cancers of the thyroid, liver, pancreas and breast.
- Currently, The James is operating beyond capacity for inpatient and many outpatient services.
The new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute will ease this rising burden of cancer through a larger, state-of-the-art hospital that fosters compassionate care and collaborative, transformational research.
- The new hospital will expand capacity to 276 beds, up from today’s 210 beds.
- The new hospital will provide a calming setting designed to promote patient recovery and wellness while integrating research and education.
- The new hospital will offer an environment that inspires and enhances collaboration among OSUCCC – James researchers, who bring ideas and expertise from 11 of Ohio State’s 14 colleges.
- The new hospital will help attract and retain leading cancer investigators, talented young minds and the best doctors.
- The new hospital will help revolutionize cancer care and prevention through P4 medicine.
OSU Awarded $100 Million Grant for Expansion Project
Ohio State was awarded $100 million in federal funds in support of the Medical Center Expansion project. These funds will allow for the addition of a radiation oncology center to the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, which will further expand patient access to the highest quality and safest personalized cancer care. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through a competitive grant program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Largest Single-Day Implementation of Electronic Medical Record
More than 900 records of patients receiving care at Ohio State were converted to IHIS (Integrated Healthcare Information System), a single, integrated health record that benefits patients and staff through improved safety, efficiency and convenience. To date, Ohio State is the largest institution to achieve a single-day implementation of the Epic information-technology system, which is the framework for IHIS. This new system helps care providers access and share information and coordinate care more easily. This initiative was a success in large part due to the Medical Center’s dedicated staff.
College of Medicine Develops ‘Lead. Serve. Inspire.’ Curriculum
A new curriculum for Ohio State’s College of Medicine, when implemented in 2012, will require a new set of competencies for physicians and medical scientists, with greater emphasis on patient centeredness, coordination of care, participatory decision-making, continuous professional development, technology and advocacy. The new “Lead. Serve. Inspire.” curriculum features clinical experiences that will help students apply foundational science concepts to patient care. The key aspects of the LSI framework include: a three-part curriculum that takes four years to complete; fully integrated basic science and clinical science; early longitudinal practice-based clinical service that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real patients; self-directed learning, with multiple assessment methods to provide individualized learning by standardized outcomes; faculty coaching to support strong clinical skills; project work that requires critical thinking and synthesis; and clinical problem solving in a team-based environment.
Medical Scientist Training Program Awarded NIH Funding
Ohio State was awarded highly coveted funding from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) to propel education of medical students in both clinical medicine and basic science research. The new Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a designation given only to combined MD-PhD programs receiving NIH support, offers an integrated curriculum and provides rigorous training in both biomedical research and clinical medicine necessary for achievement of both the MD and PhD degrees.
The College of Medicine is a member of an NIH consortium that expedites the translation of scientific discovery into higher quality patient care. In addition to intense training in both clinical and basic science research, the MSTP program offers a flexible and customized graduate curriculum, centered on the goals and interests of the individual student; independent study pathways for medical school curriculum; strong student community; generous stipends and tuition waivers; and research and mentoring opportunities with Ohio State physician scientists.
Pelotonia Raises Record $13.1 Million
Riders in Pelotonia, a central Ohio grassroots cycling event launched in 2009, raised a record $13,108,639 in 2011 for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James, a 68-percent increase over the 2010 fundraising total of $7.8 million. From Aug. 19-21, 4,986 riders from 38 states and four countries rode up to 180 miles on one of Pelotonia’s four routes. Pelotonia dollars support research projects addressing all aspects of cancer, from diagnosis and treatment, to psychosocial issues and prevention.