Time and Change
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What is our aspiration?

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will continue our ascent as a leading academic medical center, pioneering breakthrough health care solutions and improving people's lives.

Why is this important?

The Wexner Medical Center plays a critical role in serving the health needs of our community and driving national breakthroughs in research that ultimately save lives.

Our university has an opportunity to grow the size and excellence of our health system enterprise to meet the evolving needs of Ohioans and to enhance our national reputation as a leader in academic medicine.


  • Foster an environment to attract and develop a diverse and talented team committed to a culture of innovation and diversity

  • Pioneer life-altering biomedical discoveries and their translation into breakthrough health care solutions

  • Create an innovative health care delivery model that provides high-value care with an unparalleled patient experience and access

  • Implement an innovative interdisciplinary educational model to educate the most diverse and sought-after health professionals in the world

  • Create healthy communities and partnerships by addressing Ohio’s most pressing health needs

  • Be a responsible steward of all resources


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Oct 25, 2019

Four health science colleges lauded for diversity efforts

Four health sciences graduate programs at The Ohio State University have received an award distinguishing colleges and universities for their diversity and inclusion efforts.
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Ohio State Seal
Aug 05, 2019

Ohio State performs 10,000th transplant surgery

As one of the nation’s busiest transplant centers, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center just surpassed more than 10,000 transplant surgeries.
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The Wexner Medical Center campus in the autumn
Feb 20, 2019

Harold L. Paz, M.D., named executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at Ohio State

The position of chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University will be held by a nationally renowned executive with an unparalleled combination of expertise in both academic medical center leadership and Fortune 50 company business development.
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Strategic plan resources

Our ambitions are bold because that is the Ohio State way. Our responsibility is great because families in Ohio and beyond require us to be the very best we can be. Our future is bright because we are Buckeyes — and we have 150 years of excellence to help light the way.

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