Funding provides support to back safety, quality and community programs.
(Columbus, OH – July 28, 2021) – CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced a gift of $2M to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to provide financial and administrative support to back safety, quality, and community programs.
“CareSource is in a unique position to support The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center,” said Steve Ringel, CareSource Ohio Market President. “Our members and anyone who receives care at their locations will benefit greatly from the innovative programs this funding supports.”
The $2M will be spread out throughout the system to support key initiatives including hospital-acquired infection rate reduction, complex care management, addiction medicine and care integration. Technology such as an electronic monitoring system to increase hand hygiene compliance and remote home monitoring and telehealth access to provide home-based care for diabetes patients are key examples of innovation supported by the funds.
“We appreciate this donation from CareSource to help advance the safety, accessibility and equity of care available to our community in central Ohio. We’re creating a healthcare delivery platform to better serve our patients in their communities and their homes, and support from health plans like CareSource and our community partners are foundational,” said Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser, chief quality and patient safety officer at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
One of the nation’s leading academic health centers, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers health care services in virtually every specialty and subspecialty in medicine. Thousands of patients come to us each month for treatments and services they can’t find anywhere else. Providing access to health care information is central to our research, education and patient care mission. At Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, we’re dedicated to improving health in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care.