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Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital

Ross Heart Hospital  

The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University is a 100 bed, 225,000 square foot state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to providing complete care to a person whose condition arises from cardiovascular disease, including heart or peripheral vascular disorders.  Listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for heart care, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is one of the few dedicated academic heart hospitals nationwide.  From routine diagnostic care to implantation of life-saving heart pumps, robot-assisted surgical procedures and heart transplants, a complete spectrum of heart and vascular care is available in the new five-story structure.

Family Waiting Room

Many of the treatments are highly specialized and offered in only a handful of medical centers nationally.  Its clinical care space provides a continuum of cardio thoracic testing and care, from simple EKGs to heart-lung transplants, including the only adult heart transplant program in central Ohio.  The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is equipped with 20 exam rooms, 6 operating rooms with video-conferencing capabilities, 6 catheterization/intervention and electrophysiology labs, 6 echocardiograph labs, 2 echo stress test suites, 4 noninvasive vascular labs, 3 nuclear stress labs, a cardiovascular CT, a cardiac MR, a cardiac device implant lab, and a transesophageal echo lab all designed for quick access to the patient.  The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is closely aligned with the OSU Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, which has more than $60 million in funded research aimed at better heart disease prevention, diagnosis and care.

Cardiovascular CT Room

In 2004 the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital performed 1057 surgeries including 439 hearts, 391 vascular surgeries, 53 thoracic surgeries, and 38 general surgery cases.