Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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Medical Center main campus
LocationThe Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Coordinates39°59′43.379″N 83°1′8.530″W / 39.99538306°N 83.01903611°W / 39.99538306; -83.01903611Coordinates: 39°59′43.379″N 83°1′8.530″W / 39.99538306°N 83.01903611°W / 39.99538306; -83.01903611
Care systemPrivate
FundingGovernment hospital
Affiliated universityThe Ohio State University
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
HelipadFAA LID: OH54[1]
Public transit accessBus transport Central Ohio Transit Authority 22, 31
OSU CABS and shuttles
Websitehttps://wexnermedical.osu.edu Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
ListsHospitals in Ohio

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a multidisciplinary academic medical center located in Columbus, Ohio, United States, on the main campus of The Ohio State University. In 2012, the Ohio State Medical Center changed its name to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in honor of Ohio State alumnus and The Limited founder Les Wexner.[2] For 26 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ohio State Wexner Medical Center specialties in its "Best Hospitals" rankings. In 2018, it recognized 10 Ohio State Wexner Medical Center specialties, with one program listed in the Top 10, and no others in the Top 20:[3] ear, nose and throat (#4); nephrology (#22); cardiology and heart surgery (#24); geriatrics (#46); neurology and neurosurgery (#22); cancer (#20); orthopedics (#33); pulmonology (#20); urology (#43); and diabetes and endocrinology (#21). Additionally, two specialties were named as high performing: gastroenterology and GI surgery; and rehabilitation.

In 2020, the number of ranked programs had decreased to nine; ear, nose, and throat had dropped to #5, and rehabilitation increased to #12; no other program was mentioned in the Top 20 rankings.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center was named the best hospital in central Ohio in 2018.[4]

Ohio State Health System[edit]

The Ohio State Health System includes University Hospital and East Hospital, Ohio State's two full-service teaching hospitals. Other hospitals include Ohio State Harding Hospital, an inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital; the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, dedicated to the study, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases; Ohio State Brain and Spine Hospital, meeting the specialized needs of patients with acute brain and spine disorders; Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, with a rehabilitation inpatient program; and the OSU Primary Care Network, an extensive network of community-based primary and subspecialty care facilities throughout central Ohio.

More than 64,000 inpatients receive medical care annually from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Health System manages more than 1.81 million outpatient visits each year.[5]

The Wexner Medical Center has more than 23,000 employees, including more than 1,500 physicians, more than 800 residents and nearly 5,000 nurses.[5]

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute[edit]

The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is a dedicated cancer hospital and research center that is part of the university's Comprehensive Cancer Center, with a governance structure separate from, but coordinated with, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. The OSUCCC – James is one of several cancer programs in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital. In 2020, the hospital was ranked #30 in the US News and World Report adult cancer hospital rankings.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine[edit]

The Ohio State University College of Medicine is the medical school at The Ohio State University. The college is recognized in both education and research, as reflected by 2019 rankings in the Top 40 U.S. News & World Report. In the 2019 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, The Ohio State University College of Medicine ranked only 32nd among all research medical schools in the nation. Among public universities, Ohio State is ranked number 12.[6]

Ohio State University Physicians, Inc.[edit]

OSUP is a physician-led affiliated entity of The Ohio State University established in 2002. OSUP is the practice plan for the physician faculty, and manages and operates many clinics and ambulatory sites in Columbus and around central Ohio.

Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center


The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

In 2017, Ohio State announced plans for the development of a new hospital and several large ambulatory centers. The new medical tower will include more than 800 beds, 60 neonatal intensive care unit bassinets, and state-of-the-art inpatient service areas. University leaders hope the new hospital tower will be completed by 2025.[7]


  1. ^ "AirNav: – Ohio State University Hospital Heliport". airnav.com. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ Encarnacion, Pyle (10 February 2012). "Ohio State adds Wexner's name to medical center". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Best Hospitals | U.S. News & World Report". U.S. News & World Report.
  4. ^ "Best Hospitals in Columbus Ohio | U.S. News & World Report". U.S. News & World Report.
  5. ^ a b "Key Facts and Figures". Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
  6. ^ "Best Graduate Schools". U.S. News & World Report.
  7. ^ "New hospital envisioned for Ohio State Medical Center". osu.edu.

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