The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Columbus, Ohio, USA
As the country's third-largest cancer hospital,
A cancer emergency department — one of
Patients, visitors and staff can enjoy outdoor
Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and
only a few in the US — is integrated with
cafés and terrace gardens on the 14th ﬂoor,
Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James)
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical
where plantings include vegetables with
serves as an innovative model for 21st-
Center’s main emergency department and
century hospitals devoted to cancer care.
includes 15 cancer treatment stations staffed
The 21-level, 306-bed freestanding cancer
by doctors and nurses specially trained in
To enhance safety, all private inpatient rooms
oncology and emergency medicine.
feature identical layouts. Sophisticated
hospital brings together clinical care, research
technology supports patient care and
and education in a highly subspecialized care
The center’s extensive cancer surgical
entertainment, while large windows offer
model called precision cancer medicine.
facilities house 14 operating rooms, including
expansive views. Hotel-like amenities
six interventional operating suites and two
accommodate families and visitors. Each ﬂoor
Each inpatient unit has its own cancer
suites connected to a 3-Tesla MRI, allowing
also integrates visitor lounges, consultation
focus, such as gastrointestinal, head and
patients to be imaged during surgery.
rooms, Wi-Fi capabilities and respite areas.
neck, breast, genitourinary or hematologic
Intraoperative radiation therapy and MRI
malignancies. The oncologists, nurses,
technologies offer surgeons more precise
pharmacists and genomic experts on each unit
diagnostics and treatment options.
treat only that type of cancer. Medical staff collaborate with researchers to examine every
Natural light is a key design feature
patient’s genes and tumor DNA to determine
throughout the hospital. An above-ground
the best treatment and accelerate research
radiation oncology center with seven
discoveries. Translational research labs on
treatment vaults is located on the hospital’s
each inpatient ﬂoor bring physicians and
second ﬂoor, providing access to natural light
researchers together to develop and deliver
and views overlooking a park.
◄ patient drop-off entrance
2015 design annual
1.1 million sq. ft. / 102,000 sq. m.