COLUMBUS, Ohio – The final steel beams of the new James Cancer Hospital and
Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center will be raised on May 21 – an important milestone in building the future of medicine in central Ohio.
The beams – which are part of the $1.1 billion expansion project at The Ohio State
University Wexner Medical Center – will be traveling around Columbus and will be available for the public to sign at:
- April 21: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., FanFest area of Ohio State's Spring Football Game
- April 24: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Hospital East
- May 10: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Easton Town Center in the Station Building
- May 16: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Ohio Statehouse West Plaza
- May 17: noon – 6 p.m., Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center
To "virtually" sign the beam – which allows faculty, staff, students and the community the opportunity to leave a personal stamp on the expansion – go to Facebook.com/OSUMedicalCenter or follow @OSUWexMed on Twitter. For more information call 800-293-5123.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only seven centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio State's cancer program as "exceptional," the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer program's 210-bed adult patient-care component, The James is a "Top Hospital" as named by the Leapfrog Group and one of the top 20 cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
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Contact: Eileen Scahill, Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu