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Media Policies


For patient confidentiality purposes, hospital policies require members of the media to be escorted by the media relations staff at OSU Wexner Medical Center when on the premises. A staff member will gladly make parking arrangements, notify the appropriate hospital staff and assist you in finding your destination.


Media often conduct stand ups and live broadcasts on the Medical Center campus. In the interest of patient confidentiality and traffic flow, a staff member will assist you with finding the best location for your story. The best location for live stand ups is across the street from the plaza, and also provides a nice view of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center marquee located on top of University Hospital. Please set up on the grass strip between Medical Center Drive and 8th Ave. Parking is available on 8th Ave.


The media relations staff at OSU Wexner Medical Center has access to a broadcast studio that features a Vyvx TV-1 fiber interconnect for on-demand access which allows for live and pre-taped interviews. Radio broadcasts can also be conducted in the studio which is equipped with ISDN connectivity.


The Ohio State University Board of Trustees voted Friday (2/10/12) to name The Ohio State University Medical Center in honor of university alumnus Leslie H. Wexner in recognition of his three decades of leadership and service to the university. The medical center will now be known as The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. For the complete news release, go to: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Wexner-Medical-Center-At-Ohio-State.aspx

For clarity and consistency, the following guidelines will help you apply our organizational identity to your various news platforms.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Comprises the College of Medicine and its School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Biomedical Science; the Office of Health Sciences; various research centers, programs and institutes; OSU Physicians, Inc.; the OSU Faculty Group Practice; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute; and the OSU Health System, which includes University Hospital, University Hospital East, Ohio State’s Harding Hospital, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Ohio State University Rehabilitation Services at Dodd Hall, the OSU Primary Care Network, the OSU Specialty Care Network, CarePoint multispecialty outpatient facilities and the FastCare walk-in healthcare clinics.

On first reference: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Second reference: Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center

Third and subsequent references: Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center or Ohio State’s Medical Center or OSUWMC.

Please do not use OSU Medical Center, Wexner Medical Center or WMC.

Thank you. If you have questions about usage of the new name please call the office of Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737.

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