You’re looking at one of the best hospitals in the country.
For the 28th consecutive year, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. This year, we’re proud to say that the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center remains #1 in Columbus and has been nationally ranked in nine specialties: Cancer; Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Pulmonology and Lung Surgery; Rehabilitation and Urology. Our ENT program is ranked #5 in the United States. We're also recognized as high performing in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, and in Geriatrics, and as high performing in seven out of 10 common procedures and conditions.
These high rankings help demonstrate how Ohio State is leading the way in life-changing medical research and compassionate, effective patient care.
The First ANCC Magnet Recognition
We're proud to be the first health system in central Ohio to have a hospital achieve Magnet Recognition, one of the highest honors awarded for nursing excellence. The Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital and The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute are all designated Magnet hospitals.
Ohio's Most Wired Hospital
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, has named us to its 2019 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired program for our use of health IT resources to improve health and care in our community. We received an overall score of 8 out of 10 for our IT capabilities including infrastructure, disaster recovery, security and interoperability.
The Most 'Top Doctors’ in Central Ohio
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has more “Top Doctors” than any other central Ohio hospital. Our physicians were selected by Castle Connolly because they are among the very best in their specialties.
HIMSS Stage 7 Award
We've received the highest award from HIMSS Analytics, which tracks hospitals' progress on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model. We're the first in Ohio to achieve this advanced level, which allows us to provide more efficient, effective and better coordinated care to our patients.
Recognition for an exemplary Emergency Department
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s East Hospital Emergency Department is the first ED in central Ohio to receive the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award.
This award recognizes exceptional patient care and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
Honored for Environmental Leadership
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a recipient of the Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award, part of the Ohio Hospital Association’s Energy & Sustainability Program, and a finalist of the OHA’s John Chapman Award. We also hold the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Achievement Award from the Ohio EPA. These awards recognize hospitals or health systems that demonstrate excellence in initiating or supporting pollution-prevention programs, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.
Recognized Nationally for Quality Nursing Care
Through improved outcomes and greater patient satisfaction, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center nurses provide the best care to our patients who need it most. That's why many of our critical care units have been recognized with the Beacon Award for Excellence.
An NCI-designated Cancer Program
The National Cancer Institute has named Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center "exceptional" – its highest ranking. Ours is one of only 50 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.
Becker's Top 100 Great Hospitals
We've been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the nation's Top 100 Great Hospitals for our strong history of innovation, top-notch patient care and leadership in clinical advancement which is backed by our forward-thinking research. Hospitals on the list are also considered a vital part of the community.
Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation
Among the Top Rated Hospitals
Honored for Exemplary Care in Medical-Surgical Nursing
Wexner Medical Center Earns LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader Award
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical has received a LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.