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U.S.News & World Report

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the highest rated hospital in central Ohio in the "America's Best Hospitals​" list by U.S.News & World Report. This year, we are ranked in five specialties and recognized as high-performing in eight others.

Among public universities, The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine ranked 12th in the country on the 2015 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" list. Overall, the College of Medicine remains ranked as one of the top-40 medical schools in the nation.

'Best Doctors in America'

On the national Best Doctors Inc.'s "Best Doctors in A​merica" list for 2012-2013, 79 percent were Ohio State faculty. A total of 486 out of 612 local physicians on the list practice either at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's hospitals, Nationwide Children's Hospital, or as faculty members at other facilities.


Ohio State Ranked #3 among 104 academic medical centers in Quality

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been ranked third among 104 academic medical centers that were included in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality and Accountability Study and is one of only 12 academic medical centers to receive a 2014 Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that demonstrate superior performance in delivering high-quality safe, efficient, patient-centered and equitable patient care.


Healthgrades Rankings

Healthgrades has rated 18 of our treatments the best among central Ohio hospitals​ based on a national survey of clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety and health conditions. This was more than any other local hospital. 


ANCC Magnet Recognition

​The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is proud to have the first hospital in central Ohio to achieve Magnet Recognition, one of the highest possible honors awarded for nursing excellence. Currently, Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital and University Hospital are designated Magnet hospitals. 

To be awarded Magnet status, our hospitals went through an extensive review process and were found by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Recognition Program to meet rigorous standards of excellence in nursing and patient care.


Most Wired Hospital

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was recognized one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals in 2013 by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The award recognizes OSU Wexner Medical Center for best leveraging technology in infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety and clinical integration. We have been on the list for 11 years.


HIMMS Stage 7 Award

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received the highest award from HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Health Information and Management Systems Society. This distinction is awarded to hospitals that have attained the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM​), which is used to track electronic medical records (EMR) progress. Only 1.23% of clinics and 2.2% of hospitals in the United States have achieved this advanced level of patient record service.

Our electronic system allows us to provide more efficient, effective and better coordinated care to our patients. Patient records are in a central, secure location where health providers can access their patients’ current health information. The award represents the advanced use of technology to improve patient care and our goal of improving patient’s lives.


Other Accolades and Achievements

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is proud of many more accolades and achievements, some of which include:

  • The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at University Hospital recieved its first Beacon Award for Excellence, recognizing it as one of the best critical care units in the nation. This honor, sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, is presented for providing the highest quality outcomes and exceptional care to patients and their families.
  • The 8 Rhodes Progressive Care unit (8 PCU) of our University Hospital also received the Beacon Award for Excellence this year. Other Beacon Award-winning units include the 2 Ross Heart Hospital team (2013), the University Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit (2012) and the 4 Ross Cardiac Surgery Unit (2011).
  • The cancer program​ is one of only 41 in the country to be designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. In its most recent renewal review, Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center received the NCI's highest possible rating.

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