The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). OSU's Wexner Medical Center's origin dates back to 1834, to the founding of the Willoughby (Ohio) Medical Center of Lake Erie. After moving to Columbus in 1846 and several expansions and name changes, the medical center as it is today, named in honor of benefactor Leslie H. Wexner, is a national leader in research, education and patient care excellence. 

Ohio-State-University-Wexner-Medical-Center-factsThe OSU Wexner Medical Center includes University Hospital, The James Cancer Hospital, University Hospital East, Ross Heart Hospital and OSU Harding Hospital. Additionally, the medical center includes two research institutes and a network of community-based primary and specialty care facilities. The OSU Wexner Medical Center has more than 1,256 medical staff members and more than 7,000 hospital staff.

The OSU Wexner Medical Center is nationally ranked in 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report. In 2012, the medical center received HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 recognition — the highest level of electronic health record progress a hospital or health system can attain — and this year, 236 OSU clinics affiliated with The OSU Wexner Medical Center received the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The OSU Wexner Medical Center is also a founding member of the P4 Medicine Institute, a nonprofit research institute focused on predictive, preventative, personalized and participatory medicine.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is finishing its new cancer hospital and critical care center, a $1 billion development slated to open in December. It's within this building where medical center CEO Steven Gabbe, MD, hopes cures for cancer are discovered. To learn more about the new Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, read editor Lindsey Dunn's spotlight profile of the hospital — Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: Building a Home for the Cure for Cancer.


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