COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State
University Board of Trustees today (2/1) approved $2 million for The Ohio State
University Wexner Medical Center to hire consultants to help plan for
renovations once the new Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove
Research Institute and Critical Care Center is completed.
for renovations may include a new Brain and Spine Hospital in the space
currently occupied by the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
at 300 W. 10th Ave. Other updates may include Rhodes and Doan Halls
at University Hospital, including converting existing double rooms to private
patient rooms, and updates to spaces for programs including Transplant, Women
and Infants, General and Specialty Medical Surgical Services.
Wexner Medical Center is committed to providing top-tier academic and patient
care facilities, and this planning will help us accomplish this through
improved patient amenities and additional research and academic space to bring
the future of medicine closer to the patient bedside,” said neurosurgeon Dr.
Ali Rezai, director of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Neuroscience Program.
“Strengthening the Neuroscience
program has been a priority focus of the medical center since its 2006
Strategic Plan,” said Rezai, who is also director of the Center for
Neuromodulation at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. “This is the first step
in the planning process that will allow us to transform scientific knowledge
into translational research that will prevent, diagnose, treat and cure
neurological diseases, and ultimately improve the lives of those with