Excellence in Emergency Medicine
The Ohio State University Medical Center's emergency departments at University Hospital and University Hospital East are among the best in the country according to HealthGrades, whose research examined mortality rates for patients admitted with 11 of the most common life-threatening diagnoses. Ohio State's Medical Center is one of 255 hospitals nationally that had mortality rates low enough to be recognized for Emergency Medicine Excellence. HealthGrades studied 5 million Medicare patient admissions at more than 3,700 hospitals to identify those who performed in the top 5 percent.
OSUCCC – James Awarded Highest NCI Rating
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) has received the highest rating possible on its five-year Support Grant renewal application to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The recommendation for renewing the Support Grant follows a thorough review by the NCI of a 1,500-page written application and a May 2010 site visit by an NCI survey team. The NCI rated the OSUCCC – James "exceptional," its highest descriptor. The grant renewal maintains the OSUCCC – James' status as one of only 40 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, a designation it has held since 1976.
Ohio State Hosts Third PHC National Conference
Academic leaders, industry experts, government policymakers and healthcare providers from across the country gathered at The Ohio State University October 14 and 15 to discuss the latest developments in P4 Medicine, which provides new ways to maintain health and quantify wellness, diagnose and treat illness, and predict disease. Keynote speakers included Dr. Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, president and co-founder of the Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology; Ralph Snyderman, MD, director of the Center for Research on Prospective Health Care, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University Medical System; and Gregory Downing, DO, PhD, project director for the Personalized Health Care Initiative at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The OSUCCC – James Is a Top Hospital Again
For the second consecutive year, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) has been named among the safest and most effective hospitals in the country by the Leapfrog Group. The OSUCCC – James is one of 65 hospitals from a field of nearly 1,200 to be named a 2010 Leapfrog Top Hospital based on quality and safety. The Leapfrog Group is a consortium of 150 Fortune 500 companies that pay for the health care of an estimated 34 million Americans.
Pelotonia 2010 Raises Nearly $8 Million
In August 2010, 4,047 bicycle riders rode more than 328,000 miles collectively to raise money for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. Final results were announced during the Ohio State vs. Michigan football game in November, when Pelotonia presented a check for $7,846,705 to Ohio State. The 2010 results bring Pelotonia's two-year fundraising total to more than $12.4 million. Pelotonia is further supported by 1,600 volunteers and more than 63,000 donors from around the world. Pelotonia 2011 is scheduled for August 19-21. Visit www.pelotonia.org for more information.
This page was compiled by Kevin O'Neill.