Healthy State Alliance

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers, and Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky (part of Bon Secours Mercy Health), have launched Healthy State Alliance, a bold new ambition to tackle Ohio’s most critical health needs and truly make a difference in improving the health of communities.

Why We’ve Come Together

By working together, we can accomplish more for the people we serve than we can individually.

Our unique solution brings together not only the resources and technology needed to tackle these issues, but the caring and compassionate expert providers and researchers who are on the frontlines of trying to solve the most challenging issues facing our patients – as well as our state and the nation – today.

Our Vision

We are committed to transforming 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 change that is needed to create a new state of health in Ohio and beyond.

The Need for Change has Never Been Greater

Here in Ohio, our state faces a number of critical health issues that must be addressed.

Ohioan dies every other day waiting for a life-saving transplant
in the nation in cancer-related mortality
Ohioans died of unintentional overdose in 2017

Why Now

The health care issues our patients 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.

About Mercy Health

Bon Secours Mercy Health, known as Mercy Health and Bon Secours in their communities, is one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. The system includes assets of $6.8 billion and nearly 500 care facilities including 23 hospitals and 26 post-acute care facilities. Its clinically integrated network of more than 2,800 health care providers coordinates more effective and efficient care for more than 350,000 patients, saving money for taxpayers through the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

In 2021, Bon Secours Mercy Health provided more than $600 million dollars in community benefit across 5 states, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to health care for our patients in need, and that community-identified needs for health and well-being are addressed through community facing programs and initiatives

About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Part of The Ohio State University, one of America’s leading research universities, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the most preeminent and diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio. With more than 23,000 faculty and staff, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center includes: a top-35 College of Medicine; one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country; seven hospitals; a unified physician practice; a network of primary and specialty care practices; more than 20 research centers and institutes; and 25 core laboratories and more than 2,000 active clinical trials in virtually every medical specialty.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center has been providing exceptional care for organ transplant patients since 1967, and we’re among the best and busiest centers in the nation. We’re #8 in the United States by number of transplants performed in 2020 with excellent patient outcomes.

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is the only central Ohio hospital listed in “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Ten of Ohio State’s medical specialties are recognized for excellence in the magazine, deemed one of the country’s leading consumer guides to top-performing hospitals. For more information, visit