Our vision to improve transplant care in our state includes increasing access to transplant services and increasing care coordination pre- and post-transplant procedures.
This vision has been brought to life with the opening of a clinic for the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center on campus of Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
The new clinic allows patients to get pre-transplant evaluation and education close to home in northwest Ohio. Organ transplant surgery and specialized testing will continue at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
The clinic is staffed by The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s transplant team, leveraging the expertise of 53 years of transplant care and more than 10,500 solid organ transplants.
Transplant care is a serious health issue in Ohio. One Ohioan dies every other day waiting for an organ transplant, and more than 3,000 Ohioans are waiting for a life‐saving transplant at any given time. Awaiting or preparing for a transplant is stressful and transportation challenges can add to the anxiety.
The clinic provides enhanced access to one of the nation’s premier transplant centers. It serves as a benchmark for future opportunities to expand The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s transplant program to Mercy Health patients and make it easier for communities to receive state-of-the-art care, close to home.