The Best Hospital in Columbus

We are proud to announce that The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was named The Best Hospital in Columbus for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also been nationally ranked in eight specialties, and are proud to be one of only a handful of hospitals in the country ranked in multiple specialties. Not only that, but we are in the top 3% of U.S. hospitals and are the No. 2 hospital in Ohio.

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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 are all designated Magnet hospitals.


Ohio's Most Wired Hospital

We've been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals 14 times by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, more than any hospital in Ohio. The award recognizes technology infrastructure and use in management, and clinical quality and safety.


Superior performance. High quality. Safe. Efficient. Patient Centered.

The Wexner Medical Center is the Midwest’s highest ranked hospital for safety and patient care. This is exactly what you want in a hospital. Safety first. This doesn’t happen by accident.


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.


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.


Most Connected

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been recognized as one of the most connected hospitals for 2015 – 2016 by U.S. News & World Report for its excellence in combining patient safety, patient engagement and clinical connectedness to improve patient care.

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.


Top Ranked by Healthgrades

We are among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation that deliver high-quality care across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures, as evaluated by Healthgrades.


An NCI-designated Cancer Program

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has named Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center "exceptional" – its highest ranking. Ours is one of only 44 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.


U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care

OSU Wexner Medical Center was rated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement for patients 65 and older in this new list based on publicly reported quality data between 2010 and 2013.

Six Units Recognized Nationally for Quality Nursing Care

OSU critical care nurses provide the best care to our patients who need it most. That's why six of our units have been recognized with the Beacon Award for Excellence – Acute Coronary Syndrome, Open Heart Surgery, Progressive Care, MICU, SICU and Bone Marrow Transplant.


Our patient safety gets an A

The Wexner Medical Center hospitals once again earned an A grade – the highest possible – for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score, compiled by the independent industry group, is designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

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