Construction Update

The New James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

The Changing Skyline


In late January the skyline for the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center at The Ohio State University changed as the cranes towering over the construction site for the last two years were dismantled. The cranes first went up in January 2011. Construction of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute remains on budget and on time for completion in 2014.

Repurposing the Current James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute


At his State of the Medical Center address, CEO of Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center Steven G. Gabbe, MD, announced that the current James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute will be the site of Ohio State’s new Brain and Spine Hospital. Having a hospital dedicated to treating neurological disorders will significantly advance education, research and patient care in Ohio State’s Neurosciences Program, which has been one of the signature programs for the Medical Center since 2006.

The Wexner Medical Center will hire consultants to help plan renovations for Rhodes and Doan Halls along with the current James. Renovations in the three buildings will include converting existing double rooms to private patient rooms and updating spaces for programs, including Neurosciences, Transplant, Women and Infants, and General and Specialty Medical Surgical Services.

Under the leadership of Ali Rezai, MD, director of the Neurosciences Program, the new Brain and Spine Hospital will be a healthcare destination for patients to receive excellent care. The hospital will also better enable faculty and staff to collaborate as they develop innovative approaches that will lead to new ways to prevent, detect, treat and cure neurological conditions.

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