Slideshow: Outpatient Care West Campus

From rough-ins on the top floors, to finish work on the lower levels, a transformation is underway on The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care West Campus job site. The $349.5 million project is 65% complete, according to Ohio State construction manager Shaun Allen.

Current construction progress highlights include:

  • Drywall, flooring, cabinet installation and paint are all taking place on the lower levels of the 8-story outpatient care center.
  • Work on the top levels includes more preliminary framing and wall partitioning.
  • On the exterior, crews are installing brick and working on final roof detailing.
  • Installation of the proton equipment and all supporting work is ongoing, with a focus in mid-August on beam line work.
  • Site work on the south end of the project is mostly complete. Curbs and sidewalks have been poured, topsoil has been installed and planting will start soon. Binder course of asphalt has been applied.

The 385,000-square-foot cancer-focused facility is in the heart of Ohio State’s Innovation District, west of Kenny Road. It will feature outpatient operating rooms, interventional radiology rooms, extended recovery unit, pre-anesthesia center, a diagnostic imaging center, pharmacy, hematology clinic, genitourinary (GU) clinic, infusion and medical office and support spaces along with a 640-space parking garage.

The facility also includes central Ohio’s first proton therapy center, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses protons (positively charged particles) instead of x-rays to kill cancer cells. A machine delivers a high-energy proton beam painlessly through the skin from outside the body.

The outpatient care center and garage will open in summer 2023, with the proton center scheduled to open in fall 2023. View the slideshow to see progress photos.