The Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of the honorific naming of The Ohio State University Medical Center as the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, honoring Les Wexner's three decades of visionary leadership and service to the University.
The Wexner Medical Center is ranked ninth in the nation for its quality of care by the University HealthSystem Consortium. The Wexner Medical Center is one of only five academic medical centers in the country recognized as a "Top Performer."
Ohio State faculty represent 87 percent of Central Ohio physicians named to Best Doctors Inc.'s 2011-2012 list of "Best Doctors in America."
The Wexner Medical Center employs more than 16,000 people and includes more than seven million square feet of research, education, and patient care facilities. The Medical Center admits more than 58,000 patients and receives more than one million outpatient visits each year.
Ohio State is one of the leading cancer research centers in the world. Right now, 300 cancer clinical trials are taking place at the University, and more than 200 researchers in 11 colleges at Ohio State are focused on creating a cancer-free world.
The National Cancer Institute rates the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute "Exceptional," the highest rating possible. When it opens in 2014, the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Clinical Care Tower will be the focal point for the most aggressive and technically intensive care provided at the Wexner Medical Center.
The National Science Foundation ranks Ohio State ninth among public universities in total research expenditures and second in industry-sponsored research among all U.S. universities.
The Wexner Medical Center is home to one of the premier neuroscience programs in the world. This program includes world-class clinicians and researchers in fields such as deep brain stimulation and radiation oncology.