The James Cancer Hospital

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The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
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
Care system Public
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type Cancer, research
Affiliated university The Ohio State University
Network The James Cancer Network, OSUMC
Emergency department Cancer Emergency Department[1]
Beds 306[2]
Founded 1990

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (commonly shortened to just The James) is part of The Ohio State University and one of the 45 National Comprehensive Cancer hospitals.[3] It is named after Arthur G. James, the founder, who desired a cancer hospital in Columbus, Ohio, United States. With the recent expansion in 2014, It is now the third largest cancer hospital in the 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.[4]

Its official abbreviation is OSUCCC – James.


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]

New hospital and expansion[edit]

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 now the third largest cancer hospital in the country.[5] 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 sub-types, has dedicated areas for education as well as a transnational research lab.

Emergency department[edit]

The James also has its own 15 bed emergency department that is strictly for cancer patients, and is one of the very few hospitals in the country that has that ability. [6] It is fully integrated with the OSU Wexner Medical Center ER Department.


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  2. ^ "The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute". The Ohio State University. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NCCN Members". Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute". The Ohio State University. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
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