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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received multiple environmental awards over the years, including the John Chapman Award from OHA, the Gold level recognition for Encouraging Environmental Excellence from the Ohio EPA, and numerous years of the national Environmental Excellence awards from Practice Greenhealth. These awards demonstrate the medical center’s commitment to sustainability and leadership among peers.

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we’re proud to be celebrating our 31st consecutive year ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list.

One of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

One of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

In 2023, Forbes ranked The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. This is an exciting recognition, and it means Americans who were surveyed see the medical center as a top employer for diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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.


Greenhealth National Award for Environmental Sustainability

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for 2023. In addition to the overall award, we were selected as a Circles of Excellence winner for Sustainable Procurement, which put us in the top 10 of applicants for sustainable procurement policies and practices compared to applicants.

LGBTQ Health Care Equality Award

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.

Great Seal of Ohio

Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award

In 2022, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine awarded Ohio State with the Governor’s Inclusive Employer Award. This award recognizes commitment to individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

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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.


Ohio's Most Wired Hospital

CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, has named us to its 2022 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired program, at a level 9 ambulatory and acute recognized organization for our use of health IT resources to improve health and care in our community.


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

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.

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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.


Honored for Best Staff Recognition Program

Recognition Professionals International has awarded 2020 Overall Best Practice to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Building and sustaining a culture of recognition is critical to developing a diverse and talented workforce committed to creating a positive culture of change, innovation and discovery. Having a program that supports the culture of the medical center and gives managers innovative ways to thank their staff is paramount to the success and growth of our organization.