December 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Larry Anstine, CEO of University Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will retire in March after more than 25 years of service. Marti Taylor, executive director of The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and a registered nurse, will replace Anstine, while retaining her current position.

AnstineLarryAnstine, 55, began his career at University Hospital in 1990, where he held a variety of administrative and leadership positions for a decade before becoming Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s University Hospital East’s executive director in 1999. There, he and his team integrated the academic mission with the hospital’s community-based programming that led to improvements in quality and access to care. Anstine became the first executive director of Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital when it opened its doors in 2004, and also assumed an additional role as University Hospital’s chief executive officer one year later.

“Larry has been a tremendous leader and dedicated to our mission to improve people’s lives. Throughout his successful career, Larry collaborated with physicians, administrators and staff to increase patient volume and revenue, increase access to services through physician recruitment and faculty expansion, and to significantly improve clinical quality and service. We wish him the best and are very grateful for his many contributions to the Medical Center’s success,” said Dr. Steven G. Gabbe, CEO of Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center.

MartiTaylorTaylor, 50, was associate vice president for cardiovascular services at Duke University before joining Ohio State in 2011. She’s been the Ross Heart Hospital’s executive director for the past three years. Under Taylor’s leadership, the hospital has achieved patient satisfaction scores in the top 98 percent nationally, and is ranked among the top heart programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report

“Marti has been successful in preparing the hospital for the future by growing the Ross services across the state, improving efficiencies, creating new payment models, improving customer service, and focusing on wellness and prevention. We are confident in her leadership ability and congratulate her on her new role and promotion,” said Peter Geier, COO of OSU Wexner Medical Center. 

Within the past year, Taylor worked with Wexner Heritage Village to develop a Hospice service in the Ross Heart Hospital that serves patients from all of Ohio State’s hospitals. Additionally, she and her team developed the Ross Wellness Series of events and prevention activities that has reached more than 6,000 central Ohioans and offers opportunities to increase physical activity and become heart healthy. 

Taylor serves as a board member for the American Heart Association Central Ohio chapter and the Central Ohio Close the Gap.  She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Capital University and her master’s in nursing from Duke. She will be the first CEO for University Hospital with a nursing background. 


Contact: Sherri Kirk, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or

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