Our patients are highly satisfied with their care
While no one ever wants to be in a hospital, our patients tell us time and time again they're glad The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is there for them. From delivering a baby, to wellness checkups, to joint implants, to the most delicate life-saving procedures, the healthcare teams at the Wexner Medical Center get high praise from grateful patients.
In the past year, there were nearly 250 awards totaling well over $100 million, up nearly 10 percent from the previous year.Click to tweet this story
Phrases like "the most caring and competent physicians," "the nurses were outstanding" and "I would recommend them for everything" are compliments we humbly hear every day. It's proof we're carrying out our mission to improve people's lives in Ohio and around the world through innovation in research, education and patient care.
Here's more proof: the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems is a federal survey that measures patients' perspectives of hospital care. In 2017, we achieved our highest yearly score ever, placing in the 89th percentile, with nearly 8 in 10 patients surveyed (79.3 percent) giving us the highest marks, well above the national average.
Quality health care is important to you and us. And so is earning your trust and satisfaction.
Federal research grants increasing
In a time when federal research funding has been flat, our scientists are bringing in more grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than ever. In the past year, there were nearly 250 awards totaling well over $100 million, up nearly 10 percent from the previous year. This funding means:
- Dr. Peter Shields can study the safety of electronic cigarettes and determine whether they are potentially damaging to e-smokers. As of now, little data exists on the direct health effects of these products. We all need to know more.
- Researchers such as Dr. Peter Mohler and his team can identify emerging genetic causes of deadly irregular heartbeats, then design specific strategies to treat them. The Mohler lab is internationally known for solving medical mysteries that have plagued families for generations.
- It means Dr. Ajit Chaudhari can figure out why runners often have chronic back pain. So far, his research shows runners with weak deep core muscles are at higher risk of lower back pain. He has already used a set of exercises to help runners improve their deep core strength and performance.
All of this, and much more, is possible with NIH funding.