James Cancer Hospital

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James Cancer Hospital
A view of The James Cancer Hospital
Location Columbus, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 39°59′44″N 83°00′58″W / 39.995630°N 83.016230°W / 39.995630; -83.016230Coordinates: 39°59′44″N 83°00′58″W / 39.995630°N 83.016230°W / 39.995630; -83.016230
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university The Ohio State University
Beds 306[1]
Founded 1990
Website http://www.cancer.osu.edu

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (commonly shortened to just James Cancer Hospital, officially abbreviated OSUCCC - James, and colloquially referred to as The James) is part of The Ohio State University and one of the twenty-one National Comprehensive Cancer hospitals.[2] It is named after Arthur G. James, the founder, who desired a cancer hospital in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The hospital conducts treatments for cancer, and conducts research in the Solove Research Institute. The James receives donations through the Pelotonia biking event. Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital recently received the highest nursing recognition with the prestigious Magnet® designation.[3]


The ground breaking for the hospital was July 10, 1984. It was completed January 16, 1990 but a water main break delayed the opening until July 9, 1990 when the first patient was admitted.


The hospital supports the Human Tissue Resource Network by housing a constitute organization called the Tissue Procurement Shared Resources.[citation needed]


In December 2014, The James opened a brand new state-of-the-art cancer hospital. With more than 1.1 million square feet, and 21 floors, "the New James" is the 3rd largest cancer hospital in the country.[4] The construction project broke ground in 2010 and was the largest development project in The Ohio State University's history. The cost of construction was $1.1 billion. Every inpatient floor specializes in specific cancer subtypes, has dedicated areas for education as well as a translational research lab. The James also has its own emergency department reserved strictly for cancer patients.


  1. ^ "The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute". The Ohio State University. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NCCN Members". Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://cancer.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Ohio-State%E2%80%99s-James-Cancer-Hospital-Receives-Highest-Nursing-Recognition-With-Prestigious-Magnet%C2%AE-Designation.aspx
  4. ^ "The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute". cancer.osu.edu. The Ohio State University. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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