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For the 27th 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 four specialties: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; and Nephrology. Our ENT program is ranked #3 in the United States. Seven other specialties were rated in the top 10% nationally.

In addition to these high-ranked areas, eight common procedures and conditions received the highest possible rating.

These high rankings help demonstrate how Ohio State is leading the way in life-changing medical research and compassionate, effective patient care.

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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 Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute are all designated Magnet hospitals.


2018 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality and Inclusion

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index researched healthcare facilities, policies and practices of healthcare providers nationwide. The HRC Foundation is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.


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.

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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.


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.


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.

Hospital Safety Grade – A

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


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

Ohio State has achieved Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation – the gold standard – as designated by the American College of Emergency Physicians. This designation recognizes the excellent care we provide to our older adult patients. Our goals are to always improve patient outcomes, to ensure optimal transitions of care from the ED to other settings and to support geriatric-focused quality improvement. Being named a Level 1 facility is validation that we are achieving these goals.

Among the Top Rated Hospitals

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is among the 9 percent in the United States to receive the highest rating of five stars in the most recent update to the Hospital Compare website of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Most Connected

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the most connected hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report for our excellence in combining patient safety, patient engagement and clinical connectedness to improve patient care.

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Honored for Exemplary Care in Medical-Surgical Nursing

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first hospital in Ohio to have nursing units recognized by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses with the PRISM Award. This designation provides special recognition of exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.