The Coughlin family, who own JEGS Automotive Inc., one of the largest and most successful automotive equipment companies in the nation and a record-breaking racing team, recently made a $10 million gift to The Ohio State University Foundation to help transform cancer treatment and research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James). The gift to the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, comes from the JEGS Foundation. Read more.
Look at the progress being made on the lobby that will greet patients and visitors to our new facility that will house the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, a Critical Care Center and our expanded Emergency Department. This is what the finished product will look like.
The colors of spring are in the air around the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. More than 5,000 daffodils adorn the new Chlois G. Ingram Spirit of Women Park, that opened in August 2012. To honor Mrs. Ingram and her love for daffodils, a group of volunteers and members of the Ingram family helped to plant the flowers in the park this past fall.
The Spirit of Women Park is just one of several greens spaces that are being added to the OSU Wexner Medical Center campus as part of the expansion plans.
Here’s a view of the progress of one of the the rooftop gardens on the 14th floor of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
This rendering shows what the completed space will look like.
The new hospital’s terrace gardens give patients and visitors the opportunity to enjoy relaxing green spaces without leaving the hospital.
The north terraces will provide a beautiful view of the Ohio State University campus, while the south terrace will overlook the spacious Phyllis Jones Legacy Park, located in front of the hospital, and the picturesque Columbus skyline.
Work is moving along in front of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center. This space will be the future home of the Phyllis Jones Legacy Park, a park that will provide patients, visitors and staff a place to rest, reflect and play. Included in the park will be the Gerbig, Snell/Weisheimer Children’s Park and an eatery.
The construction trailers that are located in this area will be moved in April, as crews continue to work on the new roadways and landscaping.
In the bottom left corner of this photo are the remains of Cramblett Hall. Demolition is expected to be complete by mid-April.
This photo was taken from the south terrace garden, on the 14th floor of the new hospital.
Look at the demoliton progress. This photo was taken on March 20.
The demoliton of Cramblett Hall is underway. The demolition will help make way for the new Phyllis Jones Legacy Park, that will be located in front of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center.
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Did you know…
• The Cramblett Medical Clinic was built in 1974 and helped to provide outpatient services in more than 50 specialities including obstetrics, neurology, surgery and ophthalmology.
• In 1999 the building was named Cramblett Hall in honor Henry G. Cramblett , who was dean of The Ohio State College of Medicine from 1973 to 1980, and served as vice president for health sciences from 1980 to 1982.
• While at Ohio State, Cramblett obtained funding for the construction of Rhodes Hall in the Medical Center and also worked to secure funding for the current Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
• On average more than 1,000 patients from throughout Ohio were seen each week in the Clinic by OSU Medical Center physicians, nurses and staff.