The Columbus Dispatch shared news this week of plans for a new inpatient hospital - one set to be The Ohio State University's largest project in history.
As reported by the newspaper, Ohio State is seeking approval from the board of trustees for the construction of a $1.79 billion, 1.9 million-square-foot hospital tower. Pending trustees’ approval, the facility is expected to open in early 2026.
After extensive planning, the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at The Ohio State University seeks Board of Trustees approval this week. At 1.9 million-square-feet, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital will enhance leading-edge research, clinical training and world-class patient care. This is the next step in the university’s long-term Framework 2.0 planning and the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center strategic plan.
“The new inpatient hospital will serve as a model for 21st-century hospitals by further integrating research, diagnosis, treatment and education,” said Ohio State President-elect Kristina M. Johnson. “Ohio State is advancing the...
Dr. Hal Paz, OSU executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs and medical center CEO, recently sat down with Columbus Business First to discuss many topics including ongoing construction plans for the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Tower.
"One lesson we've all learned is that you need inpatient facilities," Paz said.
As written by Business First , about 430 of the tower's rooms would replace existing beds while 390 rooms will represent an expansion.
The Ohio State University is investing over $3 billion in capital improvements to create the campus of the future, shaping the best possible environment for clinical care, learning and research. These facilities include a new 840-bed inpatient hospital, four large outpatient care centers, an interdisciplinary research facility and an interdisciplinary health sciences center that includes the Ohio State College of Medicine.
Watch how these investments in state-of-the-art facilities will advance Ohio State's mission of teaching, learning and research.
Columbus Business First recapped Ohio State's biggest construction projects over the last decade. As the outlet cites, from 2010 to 2019, the school's six largest construction projects alone totaled nearly $1.9 billion.
One big-ticket item helped the school reach that lofty spending total. The largest project of the decade – the $1.1 billion Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, more commonly known as The James – carried three times the price tag of its nearest peer.
"This was an enormous project by any measure," said ...
Columbus Business First reports that Ohio State has approved a $2.37 billion 5-year capital plan to support Framework 2.0 and the university's strategic plan. It is an historic number for Ohio State as the university delivers on major projects identified in the campus master plan.
As reported by the outlet, classroom and laboratory buildings make up 47% of the new projects, and 39% are for OSU Wexner Medical Center.
“That’s really a healthy balance,” said Jay Kasey, Ohio State's senior vice president in the Office of Administration and Planning.
One mammoth project Ohio State is in the midst of is along the hospital corridor.
The school will build an 840-bed replacement to the original University Hospital along with a west campus urgent care and outpatient clinic. The project also straightens and relocates Cannon Drive to the west, protecting the hospital campus from floods and creating 12 acres for development.
Three key focus areas offer exciting changes coming soon to The Ohio State University. Keith Myers, Ohio State’s vice president of Planning and Real Estate, offered a glimpse into the university’s future development during Wednesday’s Columbus Business First 2019 Commercial Developers Power Breakfast.
The event’s keynote speaker focused primarily on 15+HIGH, the Medical Center district and the future of West Campus during his address to the 500-person audience. All three districts were outlined in Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center plans to build a new parking garage on the land opened up by relocating Cannon Drive as the first in several steps before building an 840-bed hospital tower.
After the new garage opens, the North and South Cannon garages will come down to make a footprint for the tower to connect to the James Cancer Hospital. The end result is more parking: 1,870 spaces in the new garage to a combined 1,100 in the old ones, Jay Kasey, OSU senior vice president for administration and planning, told medical center trustees on Wednesday....