Wexner Medical Center

Walsh / Turner Joint Venture

Wexner Medical Center

Ohio State is taking a major step forward with the development of a new hospital that, combined with modern educational space, will enhance a unified Ohio State Wexner Medical Center complex providing leading-edge research, outstanding clinical training and world-class patient care. The 1.9 million-square-feet inpatient hospital will be the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State with up to 820 beds in private-room settings to elevate patient-centered care, safety and training for the next generation of physicians.


Scheduled to open in early 2026, planning is years in the making and advances Framework 2.0 (link is external), the university’s long-term planning vision, as well as the Wexner Medical Center strategic plan.


The inpatient hospital has a total project cost of $1.79 billion and will be located east of Cannon Drive. It will create stronger connections with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James), Rhodes Hall, Doan Hall, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and the Brain and Spine Hospital. Additional project details include:


  • Up to 820 beds, replacing and expanding on the 440 beds in Rhodes Hall and Doan Hall

  • The OSUCCC–James will gain 148 beds – 84 new and 64 resulting from construction backfilling

  • 60 neonatal intensive care unit bassinets

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and inpatient service areas; emergency department; imaging; operating rooms; and critical care and medical/surgical beds

  • Renovation of the OSUCCC–James and Ross Heart Hospital for blood bank, support services and building connections

  • A new inpatient hospital garage with up to 1,900 spaces to serve patients and visitors by replacing the North and South Cannon garages

Walsh Construction is a member of The Walsh Group, Ltd., a 122-year old family-owned company providing design, build, finance, operation and outfitting services. Walsh operates across 20 regional offices, and is listed as the 18th largest U.S. national contractor per Engineering News-Record. The company is also listed as the nation's 6th largest healthcare builder by Modern Healthcare.

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.

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