Slideshow: Inpatient Hospital

A large glass wall is installed above two escalators.
Glass is installed above the escalators on the level two concourse.
A view of the escalators from the second floor. A large, floor to ceiling wall made of glass windows can be seen.
A view from the level two concourse looking down to the ground floor.
Crews are working on connecting the ground, second and third floors from the James to the inpatient tower.
A view of the new hospital from The James.
A view of the main lobby where crews are working to install flooring.
Crews working to install Palladiana Terrazzo flooring to the main lobby on the ground floor.
A room where flooring and walls have been completed. Ceiling grid is not yet installed.
An intensive care unit (ICU) room on level 10.
A view of a large operating room. Flooring is complete and walls are complete. Some lighting is installed in the ceiling while it's partially awaiting more ceiling grid.
An operating room where flooring is finished, wall protection has been installed and lighting is complete.
A view of a hallway where five rooms can be seen along the right side of the photo.
Pre- and post-operation rooms on level four where flooring has been installed.

As more than 800 crew members make their way onto the construction site each morning, the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital construction is nearly 80% complete. Currently, crews are working to connect the ground, first and second floors from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) to the new inpatient tower. 

Construction progress includes:

  • Steel arrives in June for the new Canopy.
  • Underground work on storm sewers is ongoing for the first Phase of the Forecourt.
  • Installing Palladiana Terrazzo flooring in the ground floor main lobby.
  • Installing large revolving door to ground floor main lobby. 
  • Doors are installed in intensive care unit (ICU) rooms on level 10. 
  • Glass is installed above escalators for a view down to the ground floor from level two.
  • Preparing to install supply air  devices to the operating rooms on level four.
  • Flooring is nearly complete on level four pre and post-operation rooms.

Scheduled to open in early 2026, the inpatient hospital has a total project cost of $1.9 billion. It includes up to 820 beds, 51 neonatal intensive care unit bassinets, state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and inpatient service areas, imaging, operating rooms and critical care and medical/surgical beds, among other features.