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Quality Recognized Through Awards and Achievements
One way to measure quality is through recognition by trusted and credible third parties. University Hospital has repeatedly been recognized nationally for quality care, cost efficiency, and patient outcomes. From cardiovascular disease to outpatient rehabilitation services, our successes reflect what you seek in a healthcare partner—a medical leader with the expertise and proficiency to prudently manage resources.

Awards   Achievements   Accreditation


Modern Healthcare/National Committee for Quality Health Care Award
The Ohio State University Medical Center was one of three healthcare systems in the U.S. recognized for this award for its demonstrated success in delivering quality care, demonstrating leadership, ability to measure outcomes, financial management and a commitment to community health needs.

JCAHO Accreditation
University Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). JCAHO accreditation is based upon meeting specific national standards for patient care, staffing, equipment and facility safety requirements. Teams of JCAHO surveyors arrive unannounced in approximately three-year intervals to inspect each hospital in the U.S.

America's Best Hospitals

The Ohio State University Medical Center is the only central Ohio hospital listed in  "America's Best Hospitals" rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Eleven Ohio State medical specialties are recognized for excellence in the magazine, deemed one of the country’s leading consumer guides to top-performing hospitals.

Ohio State Among Top 10 in Nation for Quality Care

The Ohio State University Medical Center is one of 10 academic medical centers in the nation delivering the highest quality of care based on results of a study commissioned by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). In recognition, Ohio State Medical Center is the recipient of the 2011 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care as measured by a Quality & Accountability Study, which UHC has commissioned annually since 2005. Ohio State ranked 9th nationwide in the 2011 survey.

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Parkinson's Disease National Center of Excellence
The OSU Department of Neurology has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation, one of only 30 such centers in the world. The Center is dedicated to isolating the cause and providing measures for the prevention of Parkinson's disease.

Academy for Healthcare Quality Partner
The Ohio State University and three other universities have been chosen by the Association of American Medial Colleges to develop an Academy for Healthcare Quality whose mission is to improve the quality of healthcare by offering curricula on quality evaluation, quality management and quality improvement.

Heart Center Leads the Way
OSU researchers are world renowned for having advanced the use of catheterization, pacemaker technology and the management of heart conditions through medication. We're home to the OSU Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute and the OSU Ross Heart Hospital, one of the few freestanding heart hospitals in the country. Our cardiothoracic surgery program offers the full range of state-of-the-art heart procedures, including minimally invasive and robotic assisted.

Leader in Organ Transplantation
OSU Medical Center’s organ transplant program is one of the top in the United States and the only one of its kind in central Ohio. The program performs kidney, pancreas, kidney-pancreas, liver, heart, lung and blood and marrow transplants.

Medicare Heart Bypass Center
OSU Medical Center is the only hospital in Ohio and one of the first four hospitals in the United States selected as a Medicare Participating Heart Bypass Center by the Health Care Finance Administration, now called The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This innovative pilot project is designed to assure quality care while reducing coronary artery bypass costs nationwide. The study evaluates both cost and clinical outcomes to assess the cost-benefit ratio of certain procedures.

Research Grants Exceed $185 Million
The Ohio State University Medical Center is one of the nation’s preeminent biomedical research centers, and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. Our investigators hold more than $185 million in internal and external research funding – a symbol of our mission of creating the future of medicine to improve people’s lives.

OSU Designated National Center of Excellence for Women
OSU Medical Center has been named a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to act as a national model for improving the health and healthcare of American women.

Ohio State's College of Medicine Ranks 27th in Nation
The 2011 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” rankings place Ohio State's College of Medicine 27th among 126 accredited medical schools. Ohio State's College of Medicine ranked 11th among medical schools at public universities.

Emergency Medicine National Center of Excellence
The OSUMC Department of Emergency Medicine has been named a Center of Excellence by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Health System Recognized as Technology Leader
OSU Medical Center is the only central Ohio hospital named to the American Hospital Association's "Most Wired" hospitals and health care systems list for nine consecutive years.  Recognition is given for the use of computer technology to improve patient care and safety. 

Extensive Laboratory Services
OSU Medical Center’s laboratory services provide an extensive array of tests (more than 400) ranging from routine chemistry and hematology to molecular pathology, toxicology, cytogenetics, high risk prenatal testing, specialized coagulation and microbiology procedures. Through University Reference Laboratories, Inc., the labs offer these testing services to corporate and clinical clients along with seven-day-a-week client service and remote results reporting along with a full-service courier for pick up and delivery of specimens for clinical and corporate clients. OSU Medical Center’s laboratory services are nationally accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services Lead Nation
OSU Medical Center’s Dodd Hall is consistently ranked as one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the country according to annual surveys by U.S. News & World Report. Dodd Hall is a comprehensive inpatient acute rehabilitation service accredited by the Commission of the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The program consistently rates above the national average for functional gains in mobility and independence, which reduces the need for costly long-term care.

OSU Designated Level 1 Trauma Center
The American College of Surgeons has designated OSU Medical Center a Level I regional trauma center. Accreditation is based on having the ability to provide total care for every aspect of injury and capabilities in cardiopulmonary bypass, nuclear scanning, neuroradiology and a leadership role in education, research and patient care. OSU Medical Center has on-site physicians in more than 40 specialties, including an intensivist (board-certified physician in critical care medicine) who is on-site 24 hours a day.

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U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
Transfusion and blood bank services and bone marrow transplantation laboratories

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

State Pharmacy Board

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Nuclear medicine and radiation oncology services

Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)
MedOhio Laboratories

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Clinical Laboratories

Ohio Department of Health

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