February 18, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Fayette County Memorial Hospital today signed an affiliation agreement that will improve the availability, quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services, research and medical education in Fayette County.

Fayette County Memorial Hospital’s board had voted in September to enter affiliation negotiations with Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Currently the two hospital systems collaborate in the areas of telestroke, orthopaedics and sports medicine. 

Under the agreement, the two health systems will remain independent but work together to develop additional close-to-home care options for residents in and around Washington Court House who need highly specialized treatments. There may also be opportunities for area residents to join clinical trials without traveling regularly to Columbus. Ohio State’s medical students could have additional training opportunities as part of the new agreement.

This affiliation is an example of how Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is partnering with other organizations across the region to improve people’s lives. 

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country, and the only academic medical center in central Ohio.  The only central Ohio hospital listed in “America’s Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center includes: a top-30 College of Medicine; five hospitals; a unified physician practice; an extensive network of primary and specialty care practices; more than a dozen research centers and institutes; and 20 core laboratories.
Fayette County Memorial is a Critical Access Hospital (25 bed facility) with more than 30 healthcare providers, complete with a full spectrum of healthcare services.


Media Contact: Marti Leitch
Wexner Medical Center Media Relations