The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Health care at The Ohio State University is future-focused and driven by our mission to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care. Our staff of 17,000 is earning international distinction by delivering health care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. We call it P4 Medicine.
Growth with People
From FY00 to FY11, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center\'s Health System almost doubled in size, growing from nearly 9,000 employees to nearly 17,000
Named one of central Ohio’s Best Places to Work by Columbus’s Business First newspaper five years in a row: 2007-2011. One of only five organizations in the “Large Company” category
From FY06 to FY11, total research funding increased by more than $160 million ($131.8 million to $291.8 million); NIH funding increased from $88.9 million to $113 million
One of only 59 members of a National Institutes of Health consortium that speeds the translation of scientific discovery into better patient care
One of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers (CCCs) in the United States; the NCI named our CCC “exceptional” – its highest ranking
One of only 11 institutes with a CCC, a Center for Translation Science Award (CTSA) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Med Into Grad award; one of only five with a CCC, CTSA, HHMI and a Pharmacogenomics Network Award
Houses or co-manages more than 20 research centers and institutes and 25 core research laboratories
Received $76.7 million in multiyear Third Frontier research grants from state of Ohio
More than 2,000 active research studies in virtually every medical specialty
Seven faculty members currently elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences
The College of Medicine ranked 38th by U.S. News & World Report and 14th among public medical schools in its 2013 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” list
The College of Medicine received more than 4,500 applications for its 2011 entering medical class of 264 students
Redesigned medical school curriculum known as Lead. Serve. Inspire. fully integrates foundational and clinical science to prepare students for personalized medicine
One of the few universities in the world to offer five dual medical degrees: MD/PhD (Medical Scientist); MD/MBA (Business Administration); MD/JD (Law); MD/MHA (Health Administration); MD/MPH (Public Health)
School of Allied Medical Professions: Offers seven undergraduate and four graduate programs, such as athletic training, health sciences, medical dietetics, radiologic science, respiratory therapy and physical therapy, and enrolls more than 1,600 students in preprofessional or professional curricula
School of Biomedical Science: Training for biomedical research careers in fields ranging from anatomy and biomedical informatics to molecular and cellular biochemistry, virology, neuroscience, cell biology and pharmacology
More than 750 residents and fellows train in more than 65 accredited graduate and residency programs each year
More than 13,500 College of Medicine MD and residency program graduates practice in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries
Over the past year, physicians in more than 130 countries subscribed to our web-based continuing medical education training programs
Patient Care Excellence
U.S.News & World Report named us to its 2012 list of “America’s Best Hospitals,” based on quality, outcomes and reputation, for the 20th consecutive year, and singled out 10 of our specialties
One of only 10 to receive the national 2011 University HealthSystem Consortium Quality Leadership Award for delivering high-quality patient care
First hospital in central Ohio to achieve Magnet® status for nursing excellence; first hospital in central Ohio to earn Magnet® redesignation
Virtually self-sustaining financially with an FY 2011 operating revenue of $1.79 billion
Ohio State\'s Wexner Medical Center hospitals statistics (FY 2011)
56,869 patient admissions
1,096,992 outpatient visits
120,625 Emergency Department visits
15,933 inpatient surgeries
20,482 outpatient surgeries
Provides more than $177 million in annual community benefits through charity care, outreach efforts and other support
483 out of 558 (87 percent) local physicians on the 2011-2012 “Best Doctors in America” list are Ohio State faculty
Health Care at The Ohio State University Includes:
Faculty Group Practice and OSUP
University Hospital East
Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
OSU Harding Hospital (Behavioral Health)
OSU Rehabilitation Services at Dodd Hall
OSU Primary Care Network (OSU CarePoint and FastCare)
Specialty Care Network (includes maternal-fetal medicine, orthopaedics, neurological surgery and anesthesiology)
OSU College of Medicine
School of Allied Medical Professions
School of Biomedical Science
OSU Office of Health Sciences – seven research and service-based centers that involve faculty and researchers from across the OSU campus.
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Health Sciences Library
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Nisonger Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Center for Biostatistics
Center for Microbial Interface Biology
Center for Molecular Neurobiology
Rankings and Awards
U.S.News & World Report
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center leads the region in the \"America\'s Best Hospitals\" rankings by U.S.News & World Report. Ten Ohio State medical specialties are recognized for excellence in the magazine, deemed one of the country\'s leading consumer guides to top-performing hospitals.
Among public universities, The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine ranked 14th in the country on the 2013 U.S.News & World Report \"America\'s Best Graduate Schools\" list. Overall, the College of Medicine remains ranked as one of the top-40 medical schools in the nation.
\'Best Doctors in America\'
On the national Best Doctors Inc.\'s \"Best Doctors in America\" list for 2010-2011, 87 percent are Ohio State faculty. A total of 483 out of 558 local physicians on the list practice either at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center\'s hospitals, Nationwide Children\'s Hospital, or as faculty members at other facilities. In fact, 65 more Ohio State-affiliated doctors made the list than last year.
ANCC Magnet Recognition
​The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is proud to have the first hospital in central Ohio to achieve Magnet Recognition, one of the highest possible honors awarded for nursing excellence. Currently, Ohio State\'s Ross Heart Hospital and University Hospital are designated Magnet hospitals.
To be awarded Magnet status, our hospitals went through an extensive review process and were found by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Recognition Program to meet rigorous standards of excellence in nursing and patient care.
Medical Center Among Best Places to Work
For the sixth year in a row, Ohio State\'s Wexner Medical Center has been named as a Best Place to Work in central Ohio by Business First. We were selected from more than 80 local companies who participated in the survey. Achieving this award is based solely on survey feedback from our own faculty and staff.
Top Performer Recognition
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of only five U.S. academic medical centers recognized as a \"Top Performer\" by the University HealthSystem Consortium. The Consortium, an alliance of 97 academic medical centers and 153 of their affiliated hospitals, singled out Ohio State\'s Medical Center for delivering high-quality, safe, effective and equitable care to patients.
Nursing Professionals Top 100 Hospitals to Work for 2009
Ohio State\'s Wexner Medical Center is ranked among the top 100 hospitals to work for by Nursing Professionals magazine. The rankings were published in the Jan. 15, 2009 issue of Nursing Professionals.
Distinguished Hospital Award
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was honored as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades Report, an independent healthcare ratings company. Critical care, pulmonary, stroke and vascular are the specialties Ohio State is singled out for. HealthGrades evaluated hospitals based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services\' mortality and complication data.
HIMMS Stage 7 Award
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center​ has received the highest award from HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Health Information and Management Systems Society. This distinction is awarded to hospitals that have attained the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track electronic medical records (EMR) progress. Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is the first hospital in Ohio and among only 86 of the more than 5,000 hospitals in the United States to achieve this advanced level of patient record service.
Our electronic system allows us to provide more efficient, effective and better coordinated care to our patients. Patient records are in a central, secure location where health providers can access to their patients’ current health information. The award represents the advanced use of technology to improve patient care and our goal of improving patient’s lives. ​
Ohio State Workplace Honors
Ohio State was named one of the nation\'s top employers by The Chronicle of Higher Education\'s inaugural 2008 \"Great Colleges to Work For\" survey. OSU was recognized as a Top 5 employer for compensation and benefits, confidence in senior leaders, health insurance, housing assistance and life insurance. Ohio State was also recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as one of America\'s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in 2010. Ohio State was also named among \"Best Places to Work in Academia.\"according to the October issue of The Scientist magazine. Read more about these honors
Other Accolades and Achievements
Ohio State\'s Wexner Medical Center is proud of many more accolades and achievements, some of which include:
The MICU in University Hospital received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in 2012, 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 presented for providing the highest quality outcomes and exceptional care to patients and their families.
The 4 Ross Critical Care Unit in the Ross Heart Hospital also received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in 2010 and 2011.
The 8 Rhodes Progressive Care unit (8PCU) received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in 2010.
The cancer program is one of only 40 in the country to be designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. In its 2010 renewal review, Ohio State\'s Comprehensive Cancer Center received the NCI\'s highest possible rating. View the full press release on the NCI\'s renewal review.
One of the first five U.S. medical centers approved by the FDA to use robotics for general surgery in July 2000, Ohio State\'s Wexner Medical Center was also the first U.S. medical center approved by the FDA to use robotic surgery to perform heart bypass surgery.
Ohio State Among Top 10 in Nation for Quality Care
The Ohio State University Wexner 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\'s Wexner 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.
The Joint Commission gave us a surprise visit and 2 quotes were made from them: “This is a great organization”; “This organization has cornered the market on the best talent”.
Received a $100 Million Grant, the largest grant the University has ever received!
558 local doctors made the list of the “Best doctors” - 483 (87%) are members of our faculty!
Successfully made the First Islet Cell Transplant – one of few medical centers to have successful whole pancreas and islet cell transplantation.
More National Recognition:
Central Ohio’s Best Hospital by US News and World Report
Best Places to Work by Columbus Business First; Magnet Recognition
Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
Best Doctors in America list
2012 – Leapfrog Group, made up of America’s largest employers and purchasers of health benefits, awarded the Wexner Medical Center its highest rating for safe patient care (only 27% of the nation’s hospitals earned this distinction. ?
We are the first and only hospital in Ohio to reach Level 7 in our electronic medical records capability, the highest possible!
One of Nation’s “Most Wired” hospital for the 10th year by Hospitals &Health Networks magazine.
Named one of Nation’s “Most Connected” by U.S. News & World Report
Best Medical Schools in 2011 by US News and World report
OSUWMC is 1 of only 5 U.S. academic medical centers recognized as a \"Top Performer\" by the University HealthSystem Consortium.
NCI CCC – A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute
One of first 5 U.S. medical centers approved by FDA to use robotics for general surgery in July 2000; OSUWMC was also the first U.S. medical center approved by the FDA to use robotic surgery to perform heart bypass surgery.
2009 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group; UHC; Healthgrades
Practice where the ambition is to find breakthrough healthcare solutions that improve patient lives
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will challenge you, reward you and give you the chance to make an impact through high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered care. As the only academic medical center in central Ohio, we can offer you the personal growth opportunities and diverse patient cases that can fuel a career from day one to retirement.
As a valued member of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll have access to the resources, research and support you need to excel. The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation, furthers our dynamic environment and strengthens clinical practices with education and research possibilities as broad as your imagination. You can choose the track of practice that best suits your interests: clinical, clinical-research or research.
We have been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the 26th year in a row. Because of our size, our patient population presents cases from simple to complex, with a range of unique co-morbidities, so if you want to challenge and expand your medical expertise, come to Ohio State.
Wexner Medical Center Stats
- University Hospital
- University Hospital East
- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
- Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
- Brain and Spine Hospital
- Ohio State Harding Hospital
- Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
More than 100 central Ohio facilities
- Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
- Talbot Addiction Medicine
- Ohio State Eye and Ear Institute
- Ohio State Integrative Medicine
- Walk-in Care Clinic
- Two AfterHours Care locations
- Nine multispecialty community locations
Beds – 1,443
Patient admissions (FY18) – 64,529
Outpatient visits (FY18) – 1.81 million
Births (FY18) – 5,264
Emergency Department visits (FY18) – 130,916
Surgeries (FY18) – 44,888
Employees – 29,123
Physicians – 1,753
Residents and fellows – 879
Nursing staff – 4,949
Volunteers – 1,703
- Ranked for 26 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Only 26 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 in the nation were ranked in 10 specialties or more. Our 10 ranked specialties are:
Points of pride for the Wexner Medical Center
- Five of Ohio’s top high-risk pregnancy specialists practice at Ohio State
- 15 hospitals affiliated with the Ohio State Health Network
- $156 million dollars in cancer research funding raised in nine years through Pelotonia, the annual cycling event benefitting cancer research at Ohio State
- 250 research grant awards totaling $100+ million in FY18
- One of the nation’s busiest kidney transplant hospitals
- One of only five designated NeuroRecovery Network® spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers in the nation
- More than 9,500 lifesaving transplants performed since 1967
- 2 percent of hospitals in the United States – Ohio State among them – have been redesignated Magnet® facilities
- Provided more than $215 million in annual community benefits through charity care and outreach
- One of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by National Cancer Institute
- Seven health sciences colleges on one campus, fostering unmatched opportunity for collaboration and discovery
- 62 accredited fellowship and residency programs train more than 800 medical professionals each year
- One of only 64 members of a National Institutes of Health consortium that speeds the translation of scientific discovery into better patient care
- The 2017 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Rankings, a compilation of NIH funding rankings for U.S. medical schools, placed four of our programs in the top 20 and one of our programs in the top 10 nationwide
- Four faculty members currently elected to the National Academy of Medicine and two to the National Academy of Sciences
- One of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers (CCCs) in the United States; the NCI named our CCC “exceptional” – its highest ranking
Looking at how the Medical Center has evolved today, it would have been difficult for even the most optimistic of the founders to imagine what their hospital would become. The origin of The Ohio State University Medical Center dates back to 1834 with the founding of the Willoughby Medical University of Lake Erie in Willoughby, Ohio. At that time, medical education primarily consisted of lectures - no laboratory study, dissection or clinical instruction. And the price wasn\'t bad either. A medical student could become a doctor for just $362!
Faced with increasing competition from Western Reserve Medical School, Willoughby moved to Columbus to expand and improve its clinical facilities in 1846. The next year, prominent Columbus attorney Lyne Starling donated $30,000 to buy land and construct a new medical school and hospital. His donation established the Starling Medical College, the first teaching hospital in the United States.
Over the next six decades, the Starling Medical College merged several times—in 1892 with the Columbus Medical College and in 1907 with the Ohio Medical College when it became the Starling Ohio Medical College.
In 1914, the trustees of the Starling Ohio Medical College transferred all of their properties to the state of Ohio to establish a College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. At this time a hospital was also established, which later became University Hospitals.
In 1993, University Hospital, the College of Medicine and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute introduced the Ohio State University Medical Center concept representing a level of care unmatched in central Ohio. Today, Ohio State University Medical Center is well established as a leading medical center in Columbus, the midwest and the country with an unparalleled combination of expertise and services.
In 1999, OSU Medical Center purchased Park Medical Center in the near east side of Columbus. Renamed Ohio State University Hospital East, this hospital provides Ohio State quality care at a convenient community location. Areas of emphasis include emergency medicine, family medicine and orthopaedics.
The 2000 opening of Ohio State\'s Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute introduced one of the most advanced interdisciplinary facilities on the Ohio State campus.
In 2004, Ohio State’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital opened on the Medical Center campus. Today, the Ross Heart Hospital provides leading edge cardiovascular care and is central Ohio’s only heart and lung transplant center.
Ohio State University Medical Center ushered in a new era of discovery and growth in scientific study with the 2006 opening of our Biomedical Research Tower (BRT).
On June 18, 2010, the groundbreaking was held for the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Medical Center Expansion, the largest expansion project planned in Ohio State\'s history. The Medical Center Expansion project includes the new home of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and a new Critical Care Center.