Your first step into The Ohio State University Medical Center
Mary Angela Miller, administrative director for University Hospital/Ross Administration, and Mike Emery, driver for Second Servings, pack up extra food from the Medical Center so it can be delivered to local food pantries. Unserved food from the Medical Center's main campus and University Hospital East is delivered to the food pantries several times each week.
Medical Center donates nearly 30 tons of food to foodbank
Since 1990, Ohio State's Medical Center has been donating food to local food pantries to help feed those in need. The Medical Center is a founding partner of the Second Servings Program sponsored by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. In 2010, the Medical Center donated 58,800 pounds of food. A driver picks up extra food from the Medical Center's main campus three times a week and at University Hospital East twice a week. These food pickups typically include entrées, vegetables, side dishes, fruit and dessert — all helping to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals to children and adults around central Ohio who otherwise might go without.
The Rhodes Hall Progressive Care Unit has been recognized for its excellence in patient care and outcomes with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. The award recognizes the unit as one of the best critical care units in the nation.
Beacons of Care
Progressive care unit receives prestigious award
The Progressive Care Unit on the eighth floor of Rhodes Hall has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, recognizing it as one of the best critical care units in the nation. This honor, sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, is awarded to units that achieve the highest quality outcomes and provide exceptional care to patients and their families.
Accessing the coronary artery through a vein in the patient's wrist results in a quicker recovery period and reduces the risk of bleeding.
A better option for coronary artery stenting
The Ohio State University Medical Center's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is one of the first in the country to offer a better surgical option to patients who need coronary artery stenting to open blocked arteries. Physicians here are gaining access to an artery through the wrist, minimizing the risk of complications and allowing patients to go home the same day. Patients sit up and can even walk immediately after the procedure, in contrast to bed rest needed after the traditional procedure through the upper thigh.
"Nearly all patients in this country who undergo coronary stenting have the procedure performed through a punctured artery in the upper thigh," says Quinn Capers IV, MD, an interventional cardiologist. "However, by using the puncture site in the wrist, we dramatically reduce the risk of bleeding and other complications, allowing us to discharge selected, low-risk patients the same day."
Clinics now open in Giant Eagle grocery stores
OSU Medical Center has opened two new FastCare clinics: one in the new Market District Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington and one in the Giant Eagle in Gahanna. The clinics offer expedient, convenient care for common illnesses such as colds, strep throat and sinus infections, along with a full list of services including immunizations and screenings. No appointment is necessary, and clinics are open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visits are $59, and your insurance can be billed.