For over a decade, Value City Furniture and its affiliates have supported The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center—not only because of the enormous impact it has on healthcare in our home community, but also because of its national reputation as one of the country’s most outstanding medical facilities.

This page is for the 2016 event. Please click here for information about the 2017 Swing Classic event.

To learn more about how you can become involved with Swing Classic please contact Ashley Papenbrock at 614-366-2293 or


Although the rain kept us off the golf course on August 15th, the 11th Annual Value City Furniture Swing Classic was an outstanding success, raising a record sponsorship total of nearly $140,000!

Thanks to the generous support of Value City Furniture and many other sponsors and donors, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Heart and Vascular Center will continue its innovative work to treat cardiovascular diseases for more than 30,000 patients annually and generate ground-breaking research that will save countless more lives.

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For more information about this event, please contact Diane Sharp at 614-293-4700.


Funding Innovation in Heart Research

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Heart and Vascular Center comprises the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, the nation’s first comprehensive academic hospital dedicated to cardiovascular care, and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, one of the largest freestanding research institutes of its kind in the United States. With more than 30,000 patients treated annually and more than 300 active research projects, the Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center is forging high impact translational research and clinical care.

Ohio State’s Structural Heart Disease Program has a reputation for excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of complex valve conditions. As a high-volume clinic with more than 350 TAVR procedures performed, we have experience in approved valve repair devices and participate in a variety of clinical trials evaluating groundbreaking therapies for patients with structural heart disease. Our multidisciplinary heart valve clinic allows patients to be evaluated by a cardiologist, cardiac surgeon and/or an interventional cardiologist in one appointment. In many cases, if non-invasive cardiac imaging is request, it may also be completed during the same visit.


Honorary Co-Chairs

Thomas Ryan, MD
Director, Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center
John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Ryan earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in Durham, N.C. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Indiana University.

Dr. Ryan has authored or co-authored more than 200 published articles, book chapters and abstracts. He is a national expert on cardiac ultrasound technology, and co-author of Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography, the leading textbook in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound. Dr. Ryan is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Echocardiography, of which he is a former president. 

Dr. Ryan also serves as a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Ohio State's College of Medicine.


Juan Crestanello, MD
Director, Division of Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Crestanello earned his medical degree from the University of the Republic of Uruguay Medical School. He completed surgical residencies at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In addition, Dr. Crestanello completed his residency in thoracic surgery at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minn. 

Dr. Crestanello’s research on mitochondria production of reactive oxygen species has been NIH funded through the American College of Surgeons and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education since 2006. Dr. Crestanello was also part of a collaborative effort to establish the Structural Heart Disease Program for the treatment and evaluation of patients with heart valve disease and adult congenital pathologies. 

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The Office of Wexner Medical Center Development
P.O. Box 183112
660 Ackerman Road
Columbus, OH 43218-3112