As the country’s third-largest cancer hospital, OSUCCC — James serves as an innovative model for 21st-century cancer care. The facility brings together clinical care, research and education in a highly subspecialized care model called precision cancer medicine.
Each inpatient unit has its own cancer focus, such as gastrointestinal, head and neck, breast, genitourinary or hematologic malignancies. The highly specialized oncologists, nurses, pharmacists and genomic experts in each unit treat only that type of cancer. Medical staff collaborate with researchers to target the molecules and markers fueling each person’s unique cancer. Translational research labs on inpatient floors bring together physicians and researchers to develop targeted treatments.
Sophisticated technology supports patient care at every stage of treatment. Hotel-like amenities accommodate families and visitors. Each floor has visitor lounges, consultation rooms, Wi-Fi capabilities and respite areas.
Natural light throughout the hospital supports the physical and mental well-being of patients. An above-ground radiation oncology center on the second floor provides access to natural light and views. Patients, visitors and staff can enjoy outdoor cafés and terrace gardens on the 14th floor.
A cancer emergency department—one of only a few in the U.S.—is part of the main emergency department and staffed by specially trained doctors and nurses.