Operating throughout the central part of the state, OhioHealth aims to keep Buckeyes healthy. The not-for-profit system runs eight acute care hospitals and is affiliated with another nine community hospitals and area health systems. All told, OhioHealth has about 2,000 staffed beds in and around Columbus. Additional facilities offer urgent care, physical rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, and sleep diagnostics services. Subsidiary HomeReach provides home health care and hospice care. Its WorkHealth program offers workers' compensation care management and occupational rehabilitation services. OhioHealth Group, OhioHealth's joint venture with The Medical Group of Ohio, operates the HealthReach PPO.
In addition to offering patient care, OhioHealth also operates the The OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute, which coordinates research throughout the health system, including conducting clinical trials of new drugs and medical devices. The system also operates The Center for Medical Education and Innovation, a medical training facility that, among other technologies, offers human patient simulators on which medical professionals can practice new procedures in various clinical situations.
The health system traces its roots back to 1892 when Protestant Hospital (now known as Riverside Methodist Hospital) opened. The system, initially organized as U.S. Health Corporation in 1984, later took on the OhioHealth name in 1997. – less