Your first step into The Ohio State University Medical Center
The Medical Center’s massive expansion will be constructed with green practices in mind, and will create an environment that focuses on high-quality, patient-centered, personalized medicine.
ProjectONE will break new ground while improving the economic and physical health of central Ohio
Set to be one of the largest job-generating projects in the state’s history, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees recently approved a massive expansion of Ohio State’s Medical Center, known as ProjectONE. The project will create up to 10,000 positions, generate $1.7 billion in annual economic impact and transform the Medical Center’s central campus with new medical, patient and research facilities by 2015.
“This is precisely the right moment to leverage the strength and momentum of The Ohio State University Medical Center for the benefit of Ohio and our patients,” says University President E. Gordon Gee. “The new configuration and technologically advanced facilities will ease collaborations among researchers, physicians and patients, reshaping hands-on care and making possible transformational discoveries, therapies and treatments.”
Utilizing a centralized single tower design, the expansion will include a critical care building and new Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. It will allow the Medical Center to serve 310,000 additional patients per year and compete more effectively for research funding and top physicians and surgeons.
OSUMC’s travel clinics provide travelers with comprehensive medical services
To help Ohioans negotiate pre-travel counseling, Ohio State offers two international travel clinics that provide information, evaluations and vaccinations for those heading to foreign countries. Patients can get all the destination-specific information they need at the Rardin Family Practice or the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Cramblett Hall. Both are approved yellow fever vaccination centers. The Infectious Diseases Travel Clinic also provides evaluation and medical care should complications or illnesses arise in the post-travel period. Services are available by appointment only by calling 800-293-5123.
Sealed and Delivered
The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Stroke Center recently received a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, a mark of distinction highlighting the Center’s excellent patient outcomes. Each year, about 700,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation’s third-leading cause of death. This new distinction demonstrates the Medical Center’s commitment to quality and excellence.
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Electronic medical records keep patient information accessible but private
Perched on the forefront of information technology, Ohio State’s Medical Center is making medical records more available to patients. The OSUMyChart personal health records program, accessed through a secure online portal, lets patients check their outpatient information and communicate directly with doctors and staff. The system has been implemented in many outpatient locations already, with the rest of the Medical Center being completed in late 2011. The program recently attracted the attention of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who viewed it during a tour of the Medical Center’s Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza.
“Whether it’s medical advice, requesting appointments, renewing prescriptions or sharing information, OSUMyChart puts more information at our patients’ fingertips,” says Neeraj Tayal, MD, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and co-leader of the implementation effort.