Slideshow: Inpatient Hospital

Photo of a View of The James from the Inpatient Hospital  project
Looking northeast at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, concrete columns are underway in the southwest quadrant of the Inpatient Hospital site.
Photo of Inpatient Hospital elevator pit
Upon completion, the elevator pit will hold a single elevator for travel between ground level and level two in the southwest area of the hospital.
Photo of Inpatient Hospital south elevator core formwork
Formwork for the south elevator core begins to peek above ground.
Photo of Inpatient Hospital concrete deck
Progress on the second level concrete deck continues over the future loading dock and material management area.
Photo of Inpatient Hospital north core elevator and stair shaft
Looking northwest, this elevator and stair shaft will rise to the mezzanine level at the 25th floor of the Inpatient Hospital.
Photo of previous site of Cannon Garages
A view from where the Cannon Garages once stood, concrete drilled piers, otherwise known as deep foundations, are being installed along the east edge of the site.
Looking north, construction continues on concrete columns and the west wall of the Inpatient Hospital.
Photo of Inpatient Hospital north core elevator formwork
The site is now being prepared for utility installation that will begin early May. Scheduled to open in early 2026, the Inpatient Hospital is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State.
Photo of Inpatient Hospital site looking south
The Wexner Medical Center garage appears to the south of the Inpatient Hospital site.

Work on the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital is progressing with deep foundations being installed along the east edge of the site and basement concrete walls under construction. Excavation for the underground tunnel that will extend from the Inpatient Hospital to 12th Avenue is wrapping up in preparation for concrete pours that will form the tunnel. The Inpatient Hospital is scheduled to open in early 2026. 
 

Additional construction progress highlights include:

  • The ground level northeast quad is being prepared for foundations.
  • The north elevator and stair core shaft is up to the first floor after a recent wall pour.
  • The south elevator and stair core shaft is up to ground level and being formed to go to the first floor.
  • Waterproofing work is being done daily.
  • Preparations are underway to begin utility work, including water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and electrical power.
  • Construction materials, including steel, piping and electrical components, are being fabricated off-site to minimize the size of the laydown area.


The 1.9 million-square-foot hospital began construction in fall 2020 and is the largest single facilities project undertaken at Ohio State.

View renderings and live construction feeds on the Inpatient Hospital project page.