Category Archives: OhioHealth Grant

Congratulations to our own Mark Huckaby, EMS Operations Coordinator, and all the other OhioHealth nominees for this year’s Ohio Hospital Association Health Care Worker of the Year Award.

We are very proud of Mark and his contributions to our patients and team.

All of the OhioHealth associates nominated for this prestigious award have a unique story and contribute greatly to improving the health of those we serve. To learn more about each, visit the Ohio Hospital Association’s Facebook page.

Congratulations to everyone!






Want to connect directly with OhioHealth Trauma? It’s faster and easier than ever before.

OhioHealth Trauma has partnered with OhioHealth EMS to provide easy access to information about trauma services. Trauma now has a dedicated tab on the OhioHealth EMS website.  You can find information about each of the trauma centers, the services they provide, and how to contact them.

Visit  or email to connect directly with OhioHealth Trauma. We are waiting to hear from you!

OhioHealth Grant: ED Access Changes Due to City Sewer Repairs Starting 2018-06-11

OhioHealth Grant: City Sewer Repairs Start 2018-06-11

-Repairs nightly for 3-5 days from 2000 until 0600 next morning.

-No through access fromE State St to Grant ED.

-Must access Grant ED from E Town St or Chapel St.

-S 6th St and Chapel St intersection at entrance to ambulance ramp will be partially blocked.

-Ambulance ramp will have enough space open to allow ambulance access to bays.

-Police officer will be on-duty to assist with traffic flow.

East Town Street Closure at OhioHealth Grant on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 0630 until 2030 hrs.

Please share with affected teams: OhioHealth Grant Street Closure on June 2, 2018

On Saturday June 2 there will be a road closure on East Town Street between South Grant Avenue and South 6th Street from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. due to a crane project on site. 

An overview of the work occurring June 2 is below.

  • Saturday, June 2 East Town Street, between South Grant Avenue and South 6th Street will close at 6:30 a.m.
  • Ambulances enroute to the emergency department should follow detour signs
  • Ambulances with direct admissions and discharges in the Bone and Joint Center should proceed to the rear of 300 E Town Street to access that building.
  • Traffic will return to normal at 8:30 p.m., June 2.

Please Note:

  • If there is inclement weather on Saturday, June 2, we will postpone the closure and project to Saturday, June 9.
  • There will be more road closures coming up in the month of June. Stayed tuned for more information on the details of those closures.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as Grant improves our facility to better serve our patients, associates and community.

ODOT Columbus Grant Avenue Bridge Project Update


Part of the current construction project to improve the Interstate 70/71 downtown ‘split’ includes tearing down the current Grant Avenue Bridge- which is more than 50 years old– and replacing it with a new one.

To prepare for demolition, the bridge will close Tuesday, January 9 at 8 AM. That means  overnight lane closures and restrictions for drivers. Advance notification of traffic impacts will be provided.

Please visit to get the most up to date traffic information.

The new Grant Avenue bridge is expected to open later this fall, weather permitting.

The new bridge (rendering below) features wider sidewalks, a bike lane, improved lighting and aesthetics.

Along with a new bridge at Grant Avenue, the current project improves Mound Street between 4th and High Streets by adding granite curbs, brick crosswalks, decorative signals, lighting and landscaping. The project also converts Fulton Street to one-way eastbound from 4th to Washington.

During construction, Grant Avenue traffic will be detoured.

Southbound Grant Ave. Detour: Mound St. WB to 3rd SB to Livingston head east.

Northbound Grant Ave Detour: Livingston EB to Parsons NB to Main St. head west.

The $31 million project which started this past spring is expected to be complete by late fall 2018.

Congratulations to the OhioHealth EMS 100th paramedic class!

Did you know that central Ohio’s only hospital or health system-based EMS school is at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center? The school, located in the 393 E. Town St. building, was founded in 1983 and has been supported by Grant, and now by OhioHealth, since day one. It’s run by OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services and offers both emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic classes.

On November 8, 17 students from the school’s 100th class graduated. The students spent 18,035 hours on classroom and clinical hours. The medic school has a 100 percent pass rate on the National Registry exam, which is well above both the state and national average.

As a health system-based program, there are many advantages for the students that come along with the real-life, hands-on setting a hospital provides. “We’re proud of our graduates and what they’re able to achieve,” said Barb Dean, BSN, RN, OhioHealth EMS program manager. “Many of them have gone on to become high ranking officers or fire chiefs in the central Ohio community. OhioHealth continues to make important contributions to the education of those who keep our communities safe, and that’s something we’re proud of.”