We are pleased to launch Healthy State Alliance, a bold new ambition between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health. Our new Alliance brings together the best of health care in Ohio – one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers, and the leading health care provider in the state devoted to high-quality, compassionate care.
We have a bold vision: To transform the health of the communities we serve by tackling the most critical health issues our communities face, while making health care more affordable and accessible for all. Together, we will drive the changes that are needed to create a new state of health in Ohio and beyond.
This Alliance brings together the best of healthcare in Ohio – one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers, and the leading health care provider in the state devoted to high-quality, compassionate care. While we each bring unique expertise to the table, we have a great deal in common – including a shared vision for a new state of health and a focused mission to treat every person we serve with dignity, respect and excellence while training the next generation of medical professionals. We know we can do much more for the people we serve by working together through this Alliance, and we are excited about what the future holds.
The health care issues we face are too great, and too urgent, to continue as we are today. Now is the time to work together in new and creative ways to improve the health of the communities we serve and help set the standard for the industry moving forward. The Healthy State Alliance has identified 10 objectives. Due to the pressing health care needs in the state, we will focus on three objectives initially: addressing the opioid epidemic and increasing access to cancer and transplant care.
We are fortunate to be able to use the collective resources of both of our organizations to fuel the Alliance’s ambitions, providing patients with increased access to more than 50,000 team members and more than 600 points of care throughout the state. We will also enhance patient access to one of the nation’s premier transplant centers – which has already saved more than 9,600 lives – and one of only 49 National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. And we will leverage the assets of one of America’s leading research universities to address the most critical health needs in Ohio and beyond.
Here in Ohio, our state faces the biggest health challenges in the nation:
We will use the collective resources of both our organizations to improve the health and wellness for Ohioans:
By working together as the best in academic medicine and the best in community health care in Ohio, we’ll be able to develop innovative yet practical solutions for the people we serve. Due to the pressing health care needs in the state, we will focus early efforts on three of them in particular: addressing the opioid epidemic and increasing access to cancer and transplant care.
We know there are a number of other critical health issues facing our state, and over the coming months and years, we will work together to determine how to best meet these needs.
We will build a collaboration between Mercy Health and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to jointly combat the opioid epidemic facing our state through alliances in education, research and clinical care. Together, we will focus on several efforts, including:
Our vision to improve transplant care in our state includes increasing access to transplant services and increasing care coordination pre- and post- transplant procedures.
Through the alliance, we will work to expand the latest in oncology care to more patients so they can receive advanced cancer care, closer to home. Together, we will focus on several efforts, including:
By working together to address specific issues and needs, we believe our Alliance can build upon the excellent care and services we provide to our communities. Nothing will be lost in terms of the excellent, compassionate care our communities receive at either organization.
Our hope is to enhance your health care experience through our Alliance’s innovations, providing access to more resources and experts closer to home. We are excited to work together to drive the changes that are needed to create a new state of health in Ohio and beyond.
Since we remain separate organizations, we will continue to honor the contracts in place at our respective facilities.