Time and Change
Academic Health Care

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


Aerial view of Bricker Hall, office of the university president
Nov 29, 2017

New hospital envisioned as centerpiece of a national flagship academic medical center

Ohio State is uniquely positioned for transformative changes that will align operations and better serve the community.
Academic Health Care

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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Unit-Level Strategic Planning

The strategic plan builds on President Drake's 2020 Vision for the university. Follow the link below for detailed information.

The Ohio State University President's 2020 Vision logo