In the News: Construction update on Ohio State Wexner Medical's new hospital tower

As highlighted by Columbus Business First, The inpatient hospital is 70% complete with construction. 

"Despite inflation, close collaboration and transparency between that huge crew, contractors, administrators and leadership has kept construction on budget and on time for an early 2026 opening," said Kristin Poldemann, associate vice president for Facilities Design and Construction. 

Construction began in October 2020 on the 820-bed tower, which will add critical care rooms for both University Hospital and the James Cancer Hospital, plus operating suites and expanded emergency department and more services. It will open with 622 all-private rooms, with the rest finished and opened as needed. 

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