A new radiology center will create thousands of oncology jobs (Click here
) in Ohio.
Ohio State University
recently received a $100 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration
. The funding will allow the university to build a radiation oncology center as part of a $1 billion expansion of the OSU Medical Center
Construction of the new oncology center will create up to 5,000 temporary construction jobs; 6,000 permanent university jobs; and 4,000 jobs at businesses near the campus by 2015. Anyone applying for these positions may have to undergo an Ohio records
"(This award will) provide needed inpatient and outpatient clinical care, while at the same time making substantial improvements in their research capabilities," HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield told The Columbus Dispatch
In recent years, the OSU Medical Center has seen an increased demand for radiation services used to treat cancer, but did not previously have the funding to expand those services. That being said, the new radiation oncology center is expected to improve the lives of numerous patients.
for the grant was included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
passed by Congress last year. OSU beat out more than six other schools for the funding and was the only university chosen to receive the grant money.
In order to be eligible for the grant, OSU had to prove that the Medical Center is necessary in order to provide more access to healthcare throughout Ohio. In addition, the funding could not make up more than 40 percent of the total project cost.
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