Named Spaces: Donors Leave Their Mark on the New James

The philanthropic community has very generously embraced the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Many individuals and groups have given more than $1 million to support efforts for cancer prevention, detection, treatment and cure at Ohio State. Many areas in the new hospital have thus been named in honor of those donors.

Abercrombie & Fitch

The Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department

The new emergency department more than doubles Ohio State’s capacity to provide emergency care. It includes the nation’s first integrated cancer ED, where those who have cancer and urgent medical needs can be seen by emergency physicians and nurses with additional training in oncology. The newly designed ED will help improve care efficiency with the addition of four X-ray and CAT scan rooms and dedicated radiology physicians in the department. The ED will also have nine critical care rooms, including three resuscitation bays and six acute care rooms, helping accommodate high volumes of critically ill and injured patients. Multidisciplinary care teams are grouped into pods to make caring for patients more efficient in a space that will be approximately 44,000 square feet.

Michael Bloch

Michael D. Bloch Rooftop (Allison, Jennifer, Laura & John Bloch)

The rooftop additional named spaces include: Michael D. Bloch Café, Michael D. Bloch Terrace, Michael D. Bloch Suite. The executive dining space will host local, national and international dignitaries and provide an upscale experience for executive-level meetings and visitor experiences. The location on the 14th floor will feature breathtaking views of Ohio State’s campus, the scenic Olentangy River and Ohio Stadium.

Herbert J. Block Memorial Tournament

The Herbert J. Block Memorial Tournament Hematology & Transplant Clinic

Located on the 11th level of the new hospital, this clinic will specialize in the care and management of complicated leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma patients receiving state of the art transplant and non-transplant therapies delivered using a team based approach. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and research coordinators collaborate to provide highly skilled care in a compassionate and welcoming environment. It will have a variety of room options for treatment and recovery, including private rooms with a view of the Jones Legacy Park, communal infusion suites and areas with no windows for those who prefer that setting.

Celebration for Life

The Celebration for Life Conference Center

The Conference Center comprises of the three major conference rooms within the hospital and their adjoining waiting area. This center will be a highly frequented area will be used to support healthcare education, enabling teams of doctors, researchers, students, staff and visitors to learn, interact and collaborate.

JEGS Foundation

The JEGS Foundation Lobby

The lobby of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute will be a dramatic area designed to inspire, motivate and foster hope in the patients, faculty, staff and visitors who use it. This light-drenched area includes art and inscriptions that illustrate the mission of The James to provide superb patient care distinguished by our research and education. The expansive space contains areas for rest and conversation, along with areas for information and patient resources.

Phyllis A. Jones

The Phyllis A. Jones Legacy Park

Mrs. Jones’ gift fulfills a promise she made to her late husband, Clayton K. Jones, who was among the first patients treated for lung cancer at The James after it opened in 1990. His physician was Arthur James, MD, the hospital’s namesake. Mr. Jones asked his wife to “take care of The James. They’ve taken care of me.” Mrs. Jones, former president and CEO of Fiesta Salons, hopes the park will provide a restful, peaceful garden where patients, visitors and staff can find comfort and solace.

Ellen and David Ryan

The Ellen and David J. Ryan Pavilion

LaDonna and Richard Solove

The Richard J. and LaDonna Solove Radiation Oncology Faculty Suite

There are three Solove named spaces within the Radiation Oncology area of the new hospital: The Richard J. & LaDonna Solove Radiation Oncology Administrative Suite The Richard J. & LaDonna Solove Chair Suite

Sharen and Charles A. Turney

The Sharen, Charles & Matthew Turney Rooftop Garden

The Rooftop Garden will be an area of inspiration and reprieve for patients and visitors. Complete with flowers, trees and shrubs, the gardens will provide sweeping views of either downtown Columbus or Ohio State’s Campus.

Tween Brands

The Justice / Tween Brands Pediatric Radiation Oncology Suite

The gift from Tween Brands coordinates closely with their previous giving to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, whose patients are transported to the OSUCCC – James for radiation treatments. Designers are working to ensure the décor of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Suite is similar to that of the Tween Brands’ lobby at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Says David Schuller, MD, vice president of expansion and outreach at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, “We want the environment of our pediatric radiation oncology suite to be familiar to our patients being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to decrease the anxiety of coming to another hospital for both the children and their parents.”

Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof Clinical Treatment Suite

There are hundreds of clinical trials taking place at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The Clinical Trials Suite on the fifth floor will be utilized by patients, oncologists and researchers in order to best practice and study the success our clinical trials.

Nine Up on the Roof Patient Rooms

Located on the 21st level, these patient exam room will provide abundant natural light, large windows and sweeping views during a patient’s time at the OSUCCC - James. These rooms will be located in close proximity to green areas throughout the hospital to encourage healing and peace of mind. Furthermore, the rooms will be located near translational research areas to help foster increased interaction between the research and clinical care teams at Ohio State.

Wasserstrom Company

The Wasserstrom Family Conference Room

The premier classroom space in the new Conference Center is this case method classroom, which is considered the optimal design that assures and encourages a high degree of visual and communicative interactivity between the lecturer and students. This classroom will have multilevel tiered-desk seating for all attendees with full Internet connectivity and will house both professional and public educational activities.

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