The very best care for every person, every time.

Opening in 2026, our new inpatient tower has been designed to deliver you unrivaled care in a state-of-the-art hospital that matches the nationally ranked expertise, high-quality patient care and innovative breakthroughs we’re known for. Reaching 26 stories into the sky, the tower will reflect our land-grant mission of serving the community by providing the very best care for every person, every time.

John J. Warner, MD
Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Executive Vice President at Ohio State

A preview of what’s to come.

We’re eager for you to see our breathtaking new inpatient tower in 2026. In the meantime, take a peek at the innovative healing spaces being built.

Park view
Bridge connection
Patient drop-off and pick-up
Terrace outdoor seating, 2nd floor
Lobby, ground floor
Patient room, bed
Patient room, digital footwall
Postpartum waiting area
Operating room, 4th floor

Our new inpatient tower will be a place of healing, hope and optimism.

Every detail of our new tower was strategically planned to create collaborations that improve care and create the very best possible experience for patients and staff alike. Amenities include:

Elevated patient-centered care

Each of our 820 patient rooms is fully private, with plenty of space for family members, high-tech patient entertainment systems and telehealth technologies.

Abundant healing light

Natural light has been shown to be a big component of healing, so we’ve added 9-foot windows to our patient rooms that let in abundant sunshine to improve recovery and wellness.

Thoughtful considerations

Laboring parents will have express elevator service to the new state-of-the-art maternity floor. And we’ve planned for companion care restrooms and employee lactation rooms throughout the hospital.

Reflective spaces

We’ve created a conservatory space with views out to terrace greenery and a sanctuary for reflection and multi-faith worship.

Increased capacity

Our rapidly growing central Ohio region is expected to reach 3 million people by 2050. This new tower will ensure we’re able to provide the care our expanding community will need.

Quiet care

We’ve designed our clinical staff workspaces into the inner core of each patient floor, ensuring patient hallways have less noise and movement while still giving our staff rapid access to attend to patient needs.


From smart beds to digital signs outside patient rooms, our new inpatient tower will be filled with the latest technology focusing on patient wellness and outcomes.

  • 820 private rooms
  • 1.9M square feet
  • 234 ICU beds
  • 50 elevators


Make an impact throughout Ohio and the world.

When you give to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’re helping to improve lives.

Join others in supporting the future of health care with a gift to the new inpatient tower. To learn about naming a space with a donation or estate commitment, contact a member of our Advancement staff

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How we’re moving forward.

From the proverbial first turn of the shovel to the official ribbon-cutting and grand opening, our innovative inpatient tower is on track to welcome patients in 2026.

Construction timeline showing current status being in the build state with an end date of 2026 for being open to patients

Building the Future

When Ohio State is at its best, we make a real difference in people’s lives. Our Time and Change strategic plan sets forth the next steps of what it means to be a flagship public university in the 21st century. As part of that plan and Framework 3.0, the university’s long-term planning vision, this new tower will create environments that inspire new ways of collaborating, new levels of care and new ideas to explore.

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News and updates

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New inpatient tower: Advanced care for fast-growing region

The new inpatient tower on the main campus of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will be the newest addition to the Ohio State medical campus. Opening in 2026, the state-of-the-art facility signals the future of advanced care in our fast growing region.

Buckeye View of the new inpatient tower

Take a bird’s-eye view of the 1.9 million-square-foot inpatient tower, which includes up to 820 beds in private-room settings, large windows to enhance patient experience and much more.

An inside look at the inpatient tower

Co-leaders of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center inpatient tower anticipate they will be able to meet the medical needs of central Ohio and beyond.

‘To The Builders’: In celebration of new inpatient tower construction

Antoinette Pusateri, MD, a current fellow, performs her poem “To The Builders,” which she wrote in celebration of the medical center's new inpatient tower.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the nation.

Our new tower will serve as a magnet to attract the best and the brightest faculty, staff and students to a working and learning environment that will enhance efficiency, collaboration and well-being for our teams, providing you and your family expert support.

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