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Ohio’s Healthcare Mission: Embrace Innovation, Improve Care For All

Researchers, thought leaders and entrepreneurs are triggering breakthroughs and improving quality of life for patients worldwide.

Ohio’s healthcare ecosystem has long commanded worldwide attention for the innovative treatments developed in fields such as heart disease, cancer and pediatrics. In recent years, the state’s healthcare engine has accelerated dramatically. Researchers, care providers, entrepreneurs and investors have built momentum that is driving a collective mission: to trigger remarkable breakthroughs, treat hundreds of diseases and improve the quality of life of patients around the world.

Innovations in gene therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, cardiac care at the Cleveland Clinic and pediatric care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital are contributing to a sector that is attracting world-class researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Cutting edge medical device and health-tech companies are emerging in Ohio while international companies are choosing to expand in the state to develop and commercialize healthcare solutions.

Ohio’s healthcare ecosystem:

  • Consists of more than 4,100 bioscience companies
  • Features a growing talent pool of about 80,000 bioscience employees, excluding healthcare providers
  • Is attracting a growing number of bioscience students from Ohio schools, with more than 11,000 graduates
  • Attracted $562 million in capital investments, second in the Midwest, in 2018, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Capital report
  • Led all Midwest states with 121 biomedical companies receiving investments in 2018. Ohio’s total was 28 percent of all Midwest companies
  • Includes 14 top-ranked hospital systems in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Among the top-ranked systems are:
    • Cleveland Clinic, #2 General Hospital
    • Cincinnati Children’s, #3 Children’s Hospital
    • Nationwide Children’s, #7 Children’s Hospital

Expediting the commercialization of innovative ideas requires entrepreneurial spirit, capital, talent and commitment. Ohio’s healthcare sector excels in all four areas, making the state one of the world’s top locations for biomedical innovation.

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Ohio's Gene Therapy Ecosystem

In the past two decades, Ohio has developed an environment that supports, encourages and drives cutting-edge gene therapy research and commercialization. Today, that ecosystem, anchored by Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University, is among the nation’s leaders in generating startups and attracting investment and global industry attention.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Gene Therapy


Severina Kraner
Severina Kraner
Managing Director

Healthcare Across Ohio

Ohio has a wide variety of research, laboratory, distribution, IT and consumer product companies located across the state. Use the interactive map below to learn more about the breadth of healthcare companies that call Ohio home.

*Map is representative and not inclusive of every healthcare company in the state. To view a comprehensive list of healthcare companies in Ohio, visit the Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory.

Midmark Expands Its Healthcare Manufacturing Footprint in Ohio

Expansion will connect two plants, supporting a safer environment that’s more conducive to innovation
February 3, 2020

Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment, technology and services, will expand and modernize its Versailles, Ohio, operations by increasing its manufacturing capacity. Once completed, the plant will be annexed to a second existing facility, connecting Midmark engineers, designers and experts to develop new approaches, innovative technologies and proven solutions. This, in turn, will enable a better care experience for caregivers and patients in medical, dental and animal health industries.

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spins Off Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Companies

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Spins Off Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Companies

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has the resources and teams to take discoveries from bench to bedside
May 30, 2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the best pediatric hospitals in the U.S. Its research institute has also made it synonymous with leadership in gene therapy. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has become an epicenter of new discoveries and startups that make a real difference for patients.

Bon Secours Mercy Health Chooses Cincinnati for Headquarters

Healthcare merger creates 500 high-paying jobs
June 27, 2019

After Maryland-based Bon Secours and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health merged in 2018, the new company, Bon Secours Mercy Health, remained in Mercy Health’s headquarters. The company now plans to add 500 jobs and $50 million in payroll at its Cincinnati headquarters.

AssureCare Commits to 100 New Jobs at Cincinnati Headquarters

Greater Cincinnati offered the best location for talent and continued growth
May 6, 2019

Healthtech company AssureCare announced it will expand its current headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. The expansion will add 100 new jobs with a total of $10 million in new payroll. While evaluating location options, AssureCare’s team concluded that Greater Cincinnati provided the best location for growth as well as for access to tech talent.

Ohio Companies Led the Midwest in Healthcare Deals in 2018, BioEnterprise Reports

Ohio Companies Led the Midwest in Healthcare Deals in 2018, BioEnterprise Reports

The annual report shows Ohio and its cities are a top location for investments in healthcare companies
April 29, 2019

According to the BioEnterprise 2018 Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report,investments in Ohio healthcare companies continue to outpace investments in other Midwest states.

Healthcare AI Provider Olive is Expanding, Creating 100 High-Tech Jobs in Ohio

Venture capital funding helps Olive re-invest in Ohio to best position it for the future
February 25, 2019

After receiving over $32 million in venture capital support, Olive had to prepare for considerable projected growth. Olive needed more space as well as high-tech talent to accommodate a strong demand for its product across the healthcare industry.

Eccrine Systems

Eccrine Systems

Eccrine Systems is a real-life story of Ohio’s prevalent culture of collaboration.

Through the combined efforts of universities, private entities and funding sources, small companies like Eccrine Systems can research, discover, make and commercialize solutions that improve health and wellness for millions of people.