OSUCCC – JAMES ACHIEVES PRESTIGIOUS MAGNET® DESIGNATION
After countless hours of work by nurses, faculty and staff over the past
few years, the OSUCCC – James achieved the highly prestigious Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 392 hospitals out of more than 6,000 across the United States have earned Magnet status. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The James applied for Magnet Recognition® in February 2011 and submitted an application of approximately 3,100 pages in February 2013. After the application scored in the “excellence” range, the hospital earned a Magnet site visit in July. OSUCCC – James nursing leaders and staff received official word of the designation on Sept. 19.
PELOTONIA REVENUE TOPS $61 MILLION IN JUST 5 YEARS
Riders, virtual riders and donors in Pelotonia 13, the annual grassroots bicycle tour that generates money for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James, raised a record $19,007,104 and brought the five-year fundraising total for Pelotonia to more than $61 million. Pelotonia 13, which unfolded Aug. 9-11 between Columbus and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, drew a record 6,723 riders from 41 states and nine countries. It also attracted 3,451 virtual riders and 2,445 volunteers. Among the participants were 1,899 members of Team Buckeye, the official superpeloton (riding group) of Ohio State. Thanks to Pelotonia’s generous sponsors, every cent raised by riders, virtual riders and donors goes to cancer research at the OSUCCC – James.
NEW CANCER HOSPITAL NEARING COMPLETION
Leveraging its academic depth and breadth, The Ohio State University is transforming the way cancer is prevented, detected, treated and cured by creating the model 21st century cancer hospital. Opening in late 2014, the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute will combine the discoveries of more than 300 cancer researchers from 12 of the University’s 14 colleges with the expertise of more than 200 cancer subspecialists to deliver more effective ways to prevent and treat individual cancers. Ohio State has demonstrated that there is no routine cancer and that each cancer is unique, driven by molecules and markers in each person that enable his or her malignancy to survive, grow and move. The new James promises the discovery and delivery of the world’s most targeted cancer preventions and treatments, leading to more options, faster responses, fewer side effects and improved outcomes.