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February 14, 2017

OSU WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER LISTED AS ONE OF 53 HOSPITALS TO HAVE BEST HEART TRANSPLANT OUTCOMES
The number of organ transplants performed in the U.S. hit a record high in 2016, with 33,606 transplants performed, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. But not all transplant centers were created equal — some have much better patient outcomes than others. Using data collected from other organizations, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) assesses outcomes of centers that perform liver, heart, lung, kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants. According to SRTR, it uses a risk-adjusted assessment to evaluate how often patients are alive with a functioning transplanted organ one year after the transplant and then assigns a score of one (the worst) to five (the best). The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center received a top score for heart transplants. 

CITY OF UPPER ARLINGTON HONORS OSU WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER’S OUTPATIENT CARE FACILITY 
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Outpatient Care Upper Arlington facility has been awarded the City of Upper Arlington's 2016 Business of the Year Award. The five-story, 100,000-square-foot medical facility, located at 1800 Zollinger Road, opened in June 2016 and provides healthcare services including primary healthcare, heart and vascular services, obstetrics and gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. The facility also offers behavioral health services for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, eating disorders and women’s behavioral health concerns, along with are internal medicine specialties, including arthritis and rheumatology, dermatology, digestive health and gastroenterology, lung care and pulmonary medicine.

STONE RECEIVES 2017 GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR THE ARTS
Linda Stone, faculty emeritus at The Ohio State University College of Medicine has been selected as one of nine winners to receive awards at the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio. Stone will receive the award for Community Development and Participation. The Governor’s Awards Selection Committee, comprised of six Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board members and three members selected by the Ohio Citizens for the Arts (OCA) Foundation, recommended winners from 81 nominations submitted by individuals and organizations across Ohio. The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. 

CAPERS WINS PRIMARYONE HEALTH’S 2016 “HEALTHCARE JUSTICE AWARD”
Dr. Quinn Capers IV, associate dean for The Ohio State University College of Medicine, was selected to receive PrimaryOne Health’s 2016 “Healthcare Justice Award” for his extensive and impactful health career and commitment to increasing African American and other racial/ethnic students into The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine. His dedication to providing leadership in the OSU College of Medicine has led to The Ohio State University’s current status as one of the most diverse majority medical schools in the nation. This is the 2nd Annual Healthcare Justice Awards celebration which was established in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHCs) across the country.

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Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or
Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu