Your first step into The Ohio State University Medical Center
OHIO STATE RANKS AMONG THE BEST
The Ohio State University Medical Center is among only 21 hospitals in the country named to the U.S.News & World Report elite Honor Roll, which is based on quality and outcomes. Others on the Honor Roll include Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic. The Medical Center also leads the region with 10 specialties named among the best in America. Those specialties are cancer; heart; ear, nose and throat; diabetes and endocrinology; gynecology; kidney disease; orthopaedic; respiratory disorders; rehabilitation; and urology.
Ohio State’s College of Medicine was ranked 27th in the magazine’s list of America’s best medical schools. This is a gain of three positions over the 2008 rankings. These honors are recognition of the excellence that Ohio State provides in both patient care and medical education.
A Cuff Is Enough
OHIO STATE LEADS THE WAY WITH A NEW DEVICE TO TREAT HEART FAILURE
OSU Medical Center was the first in the country to implant a new device designed to treat moderate heart failure. A West Virginia man and a central Ohio man were only the sixth and seventh worldwide to receive the new heart therapy device. The implant is a cuff that wraps around the patient’s aorta, an important blood vessel that distributes blood throughout the entire body. The cuff inflates and deflates to help the pumping action of the heart, strengthening cardiac output. Because the device does not come in contact with the patient’s blood, the risk of complications is reduced and recovery time is shortened.
MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES NURSING RECOGNITION
The Ohio State University Medical Center’s University Hospital and Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital have once again received the top recognition possible in the field of nursing—Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 2 percent of hospitals nationwide have been redesignated as Magnet facilities. To achieve redesignation, organizations must continue to meet the original set of Magnet criteria and demonstrate further development of nursing standards.
In 2005, University Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital became the first Magnet hospitals in central Ohio. The Magnet Program recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services.
“This redesignation reaffirms the commitment of our nursing professionals to provide world-class personalized care to our patients,” says Mary Nash, RN, PhD, chief nursing executive at Ohio State. “Magnet status helps attract the best and brightest nurses to OSU Medical Center, where their skills and abilities are highly valued and respected.”