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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital

Ohio State is taking a major step forward with the development of a new hospital that, combined with modern educational space, will enhance a unified Ohio State Wexner Medical Center campus providing leading-edge research, outstanding clinical training and world-class patient care. 

The 1.9 million-square-foot inpatient hospital is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State with up to 820 beds in private-room settings to elevate patient-centered care, safety and training for the next generation of health care providers.

Scheduled to open in early 2026, planning is years in the making and advances Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision, as well as the Wexner Medical Center strategic plan.

Ohio State is taking a major step forward with the development of a new hospital that, combined with modern educational space, will enhance a unified Ohio State Wexner Medical Center campus providing leading-edge research, outstanding clinical training and world-class patient care. 

Learn more about the inpatient tower by visiting the Wexner Medical Center website.

Additional Details

The inpatient hospital has a total project cost of $1.9 billion and will be located east of Cannon Drive. It will create stronger connections with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James), Rhodes Hall, Doan Hall, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and the Brain and Spine Hospital. Additional project details include:

  • Up to 820 beds, replacing and expanding on the 440 beds in Rhodes Hall and Doan Hall. 
  • The OSUCCC–James will gain 148 beds – 84 new and 64 resulting from construction backfilling.
  • 60 neonatal intensive care unit bassinets.
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and inpatient service areas; emergency department; imaging; operating rooms; and critical care and medical/surgical beds.
  • Renovation of the OSUCCC–James and Ross Heart Hospital for blood bank, support services and building connections.
  • A new Wexner Medical Center Garage with up to 1,887 spaces to serve patients and visitors.

 

 

Project Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2026

Project Team

Ragan Fallang Headshot

 

Project Managers
Ragan Fallang

Project Accountant
Jasmine Myles

Consultants
AE/Design Architect: Henningson, Durham & Richardson (HDR)

Construction Manager
Walsh/Turner (joint venture)

Live Updates

Looking east toward the Inpatient Hospital construction site
Inpatient Hospital, facing south
Inpatient Hospital, facing west

News

As another outpatient care center gets approved for construction and new academic and research projects break ground, we kick off season 3 of the City of Ohio State Podcast with Kristin Poldemann, the associate vice president of Facilities Design and Construction to talk about current projects ac

Construction on the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital is more than 75% complete as crews are preparing for first building turnover in October ahead of an eventual 2026 opening. 

The Columbus Dispatch recently toured the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital construction site. The $1.9 billion hospital is 75% through its construction phase, project manager Ragan Fallang told the outlet. It is expected to open in the spring of 2026.