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As part of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center is proud to be recognized by many organizations for our superior, high-quality care. Learn more about our why your heart is in the right place at Ohio State's Heart and Vascular Center:

U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals

In the 2012-2013 rankings, Ohio State's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is recognized as a leader in cardiology and heart surgery, ranking 36th out of nearly 5,000 hospitals in the country. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center had 10 specialties named among the best in America in the latest U.S.News & World Report rankings. This is the 20th consecutive year the magazine has named OSU Wexner Medical Center one of "America's Best Hospitals."

The annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue is used as an indicator of quality care and performance at hospitals throughout the United States. U.S.News & World Report uses measurements such as mortality index, patient safety index, patient volume, staff levels, reputation and technology to determine the best hospitals in the nation. 

U.S.News & World Report Best Graduate Schools

Among public universities, The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine ranked 14th in the country on the 2013 U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" list. Overall, the College of Medicine remains ranked as one of the top-40 medical schools in the nation.

'Best Doctor's in America'

On the national Best Doctors Inc.'s "Best Doctors in America" list for 2012-2013, 87 percent are Ohio State faculty. A total of 483 out of 558 local physicians on the list practice either at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's hospitals, Nationwide Children's Hospital, or as faculty members at other facilities. In fact, 65 more Ohio State-affiliated doctors made the list than last year.

Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital Receives Critical Care Award

For the second year in a row, the Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Unit at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, which recognizes the best critical care units in the nation. The award is sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and only recognizes units providing exceptional care to patients and their families.

Critical Care units considered for the award are evaluated based on recruitment and retention, education and mentoring of new nurses, evidence-based research and practice, patient outcomes, environment and leadership ethics.

"We are proud that the Ross Heart Hospital has received this recognition and that we will be involved in helping create standards by which other critical care units across the nation are measured," said Linda Paxton, director of nursing for cardiovascular services. "Our efforts will raise the standards of care for patients and create more positive work environments for nurses."

Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital Recognized for Heart Attack Expertise

The Ohio State University Medical Center is one of 10 academic medical centers in the nation delivering the highest quality of care based on results of a study commissioned by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). In recognition, Ohio State Medical Center is the recipient of the 2011 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care as measured by a Quality & Accountability Study, which UHC has commissioned annually since 2005. Ohio State ranked 9th nationwide in the 2011 survey.

Ohio State's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, the Ross Heart Hospital engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

ANCC Magnet Recognition

Four years ago Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital and University Hospital were the first hospitals in central Ohio to achieve Magnet status. In 2009, they were the first to be redesignated as Magnet hospitals.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) uses the Magnet Recognition Program to identify healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence. Fewer than 5 percent of all healthcare organizations in the country have achieved Magnet designation, and even fewer– only 2 percent – have been redesignated. Our Magnet designation assures our patients they will receive the highest standard of nursing care available. 

Top Performer Recognition

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of only five U.S. academic medical centers recognized as a "Top Performer" by the University HealthSystem Consortium. The Consortium, an alliance of 97 academic medical centers and 153 of their affiliated hospitals, singled out Ohio State's Medical Center for delivering high-quality, safe, effective and equitable care to patients.

Nursing Professionals Top 100 Hospitals to Work for 2009

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is ranked 48 in the top 100 hospitals to work for by Nursing Professionals magazine. The rankings were published in the Jan. 15, 2009 issue of Nursing Professionals. Rankings were based on nurses' job satisfaction with training and development; equality and diversity; family-friendly work environment and nursing voice within the organization.

Hospital Choice Award

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center has received a Hospital Choice Award presented by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. The award recognizes hospitals that have a proven track record in patient care as well as those that have developed a collaborative relationship with physicians and healthcare organizations in the community. OSU Medical Center was one of approximately 110 hospitals across the nation to receive the award. We were the only central Ohio hospital and one of four Ohio hospitals to earn the honor.

Ohio State Among Top 10 in Nation for Quality Care

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of 10 academic medical centers in the nation delivering the highest quality of care based on results of a study commissioned by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). In recognition, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is the recipient of the 2011 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care as measured by a Quality & Accountability Study, which UHC has commissioned annually since 2005. Ohio State ranked 9th nationwide in the 2011 survey.

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