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OhioHealth is a not-for-profit system of hospitals and healthcare providers located in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. The system consists of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health services spanning 47 Ohio counties.[1] As of 2018, the organization has 29,000 physicians, associates, and volunteers, with more than $3.59 billion in net revenue.[1][2]

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Location3430 OhioHealth Parkway, Columbus, OH 43214, Columbus, Ohio, United States United States
FundingCharitable, Not-For-Profit
Hospital typeDistrict
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist Church
Emergency departmentLevel I and II Trauma Centers



Early BeginningsEdit

OhioHealth can trace its origins back to 1891, with the creation of Protestant Hospital Association, the fourth hospital in Columbus, and the first not associated with the Roman Catholic Church.[3] In 1922, this hospital became White Cross Hospital, affiliated with the Ohio Methodist Episcopal Conference, but due to financial difficulty during the Great Depression, only the United Methodist Church was able to continue providing support. The hospital grew at a quick pace and in 1958 it broke ground on its current location at West North Broadway and Olentangy River Road. To reflect its new location, the hospital was named Riverside Methodist. White Cross continued operating under the same name at its Short North location into the 1970s. At its new location, Riverside Methodist grew at a rapid pace well into the 1980s, expanding into new fields of medicine all the time.[3]

Formation of U.S. HealthEdit

In September 1984, amidst much change in the United States' healthcare system, U.S. Health Corporation of Columbus was formed to meet the demands of the changing healthcare environment. After much negotiating with the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, the hospital's sponsor, Riverside Methodist became a subsidiary of U.S. Health.[3] In 1988, Mercy Hospital joined the U.S. Health network, and over time became Southern Ohio Medical Center, which eventually regained independent status.[3] In 1986, Marion General Hospital joined the system, allowing U.S. Health to become one of the Midwest's largest health systems. In 1988, Grant Medical Center became a member.[3] In 1992, Hardin Memorial Hospital joined the network as well.[4] In 1997, after settling a lawsuit with US Healthcare Inc., of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, (now merged with Aetna), U.S. Health Corporation became OhioHealth.[4]


OhioHealth was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the 10 best healthcare systems in America three years in a row.[5] OhioHealth also has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” from 2007 through 2018.[6] In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Riverside Methodist Hospital's neuroscience program 38 out of 50 on its list of “America’s Best Hospitals” for neurology and neurosurgery in 2015-2016.[7]

Services and clinical programsEdit

OhioHealth offers the following services and clinical programs: Cancer Care, Heart and Vascular, Neurosciences and Stroke, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Maternity and Women's Health, Bariatrics, and Trauma Services.


Member hospitals include Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Marion General Hospital, Grove City Methodist Hospital, Berger Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield, Shelby Hospital, and O'Bleness Hospital.[8] OhioHealth is a health ministry of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "About Us". OhioHealth. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  2. ^ "OhioHealth Grows to $3.59B in Revenue, Takes Market Share from its Two Rival Hospital Systems". The Business Journals. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  3. ^ a b c d e "The OhioHealth Story". The Donning Company Publishers. pp. 11–26. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  4. ^ a b "The OhioHealth Story". The Donning Company Publishers. pp. 52–61. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  5. ^ "Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 U.S. Health Systems". Thomson Reuters. May 31, 2011.
  6. ^ "To Improve the Health of Those We Serve: The OhioHealth Story" (PDF). The Donning Company Publishers. p. 138. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  7. ^ "OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Nationally Ranked in Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report". U.S. News & World Report via OhioHealth. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  8. ^ "Hospitals and Emergency Departments". Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  9. ^ "Cross Health ministry is visible inside and outside of OhioHealth's walls". Retrieved 2018-02-12.