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For Community Healthcare

Meeting the Needs of our Community

Our focus is on delivering new and better ways to bring care the patient’s bedside, along with delivering value to our patients and benefit to our communities.

The OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute is vital to OhioHealth’s recognition as a national leader in developing and advancing medical breakthroughs as well as meeting the needs of our community.

Our Successes: 10 Years of Improving Healthcare

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

For six years, OhioHealth has been on the forefront of revolutionizing care for patients with aortic valve disease by leading successful clinical trials. If fact, our work has been integral in the FDA-approval of transcatheter aortic valve devices now being used to treat patients with aortic valve disease who had no other treatment options.

MD Anderson Cancer Network®

As part of OhioHealth’s collaboration with the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, we are now participating in cancer clinical trials through the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Research Across The Region

As our hospital system has continued to expand across the state, so have our research programs. We now offer clinical research at many of our outlying hospitals including OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

“First in human” Clinical Trials

For many years, most “first in man” clinical research trials have been conducted outside of the United States. However a new concerted effort by the FDA to bring these leading edge trials back to the US has landed OhioHealth two “first in human” clinical trials in the past year — one of only three health systems in the country to achieve this due to our proven track record of leading safe and successful clinical trials.

Meeting the Needs of the Underserved

Through our health equity programs, we have provided access to care to many underserved communities including Appalachian, the Amish and Mennonite, Latina women and teen mothers.

Susan G. Komen® Grant Funding

For 10 years, we have received funding from the Susan G. Komen® Foundation to support “Proyecto Cáncer del Seno in Latinas”, the Latina Breast Cancer Project, which connects Latina women with breast cancer screening services and community education programs. 

Taking ideas from concept to market

Our Innovation and Commercialization team has assisted our clinicians with more than 380 commercialization projects leading to 16 new product companies launched by OhioHealth staff and 11 commercialized products in clinical use.