Central Ohio is home to a wealth of medical resources.

From state-of-the-art technology to innovative new buildings to advancements in research, the Columbus healthcare industry continues to expand its offerings and strengthen its resources.

The newest addition to the healthcare scene is Dublin Methodist Hospital, a 94-bed facility designed to promote the healing process by creating a soothing environment. Riverside Methodist Hospital recently opened a comprehensive Women's Center with specialized OB/GYN and labor and delivery services. Nationwide Children's Hospital delivers first-rate pediatric care, including the nation's third-busiest pediatric emergency department. Mount Carmel East and West were ranked among the "100 Top Hospitals" in cardiovascular care by research firm Thomson Reuters. And U.S. News & World Report named the oncology program at the James Cancer Hospital among the top 20 in the country.

Whatever your healthcare needs may be, high-quality medical resources are abundant and easily accessible. Following is an overview of local facilities and some of the services they provide.

Doctors Hospital

5100 W. Broad St., 544-1000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: OhioHealth

Number of beds: 256

Emergency room: Access is from West Broad Street, 544-1046

Services include: Heart care at OhioHealth's McConnell Heart Care; full-service emergency department with nationally accredited chest pain center and fast track for minor emergencies; Maternity Center with Children's Hospital neonatal special care unit and Women's Health Center. Physician referrals at 443-2584 or ohiohealth.com/doctors. Doctors Hospital is one of the largest osteopathic teaching hospitals in the country.

Dublin Methodist Hospital

7500 Hospital Dr., Dublin, 544-8000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: OhioHealth

Number of beds: 94

Emergency room: Access from Hospital Drive, 544-8010

Services include: Full-service 24-hour emergency department; women's health services, including obstetrics; intensive care beds with a link to OhioHealth's eICU. As a member of the Pebble Project, the hospital is designed to promote the healing process by providing a comfortable environment with access to natural light and nature.

Grant Medical Center

111 S. Grant Ave., 566-9000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: OhioHealth

Number of beds: 640

Emergency room: On the west side of the hospital on South Sixth Street, 566-9270

Services include: Cardiac surgery; cancer treatment; peripheral vascular treatment; joint replacement; sports medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; Level I Trauma Center; chest pain center; 24-hour emergency room advocacy through Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio; Children's Hospital neonatal special care unit. Related facilities include a new Surgical and Heart Center. Physician referrals at ohiohealth.com; information at 443-2584.

Mount Carmel East

6001 E. Broad St., 234-6000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: Mount Carmel

Number of beds: 427

Emergency room: 6001 E. Broad St., 234-6030

Services include: Heart, vascular and endovascular surgery; neurosurgery; orthopedic surgery; oncology; emergency medicine. Mount Carmel East Heart Center offers advanced cardiovascular services; Maternity Center includes labor and delivery rooms, cesarean operating rooms, antepartum rooms and a Level II special care nursery; dedicated Neuroscience Unit features epilepsy monitoring; Women's Health Center with digital mammography and DEXA bone density technology. Physician referrals at 234-5433 or mountcarmelhealth.com.

Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital

7333 Smith's Mill Rd., New Albany, 775-6600

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: Mount Carmel

Number of beds: 42

Services include: Orthopedic and spine specialty hospital offering inpatient and outpatient orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery including total joint replacement, sports medicine and spine, hand, foot and ankle procedures. Also offers radiology, physical therapy and rehabilitation. Physician referrals at 234-5433 or mountcarmelhealth.com.

Mount Carmel St. Ann's

500 S. Cleveland Ave., 898-4000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: Mount Carmel

Number of beds: 288

Emergency room: 500 S. Cleveland Ave., 898-4040

Services include: General surgery; cardiac diagnostic services; endovascular and vascular surgery; gynecology and obstetrics; neurology; oncology; orthopedic surgery; emergency medicine. Cancer Center offers a new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator and outpatient cancer care, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and diagnostic radiology; St. Ann's Maternity Pavilion is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to maternity and newborn services; Women's Health Center features digital mammography and DEXA bone density technology. Physician referrals at 234-5433 or mountcarmelhealth.com.

Mount Carmel West

793 W. State St., 234-5000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: Mount Carmel

Number of beds: 510

Emergency room: 739 W. State St., 234-5212

Services include: Heart, vascular and endovascular surgery; general surgery; orthopedic surgery; gynecology and obstetrics; neurology; oncology; emergency medicine; Level II Trauma Center; bariatric center; Minimally Invasive Institute covering more than 40 procedures in eight specialties; Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. A teaching hospital, Mount Carmel West offers six residency programs and is home to Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Physician referrals at 234-5433 or mountcarmelhealth.com.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Children's Dr. (north of East Livingston Avenue, east of Parsons Avenue), 722-2000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Number of beds: 352 licensed beds (on campus), 66 leased beds (at OhioHealth hospitals)

Emergency room: 700 Children's Dr., 722-4300

Services include: One of the nation's five largest free-standing children's hospitals, Nationwide Children's offers diagnosis, treatment, surgery, inpatient and outpatient services, rehabilitation and preventive healthcare, regardless of a patient's ability to pay. Includes neonatal care; Level III newborn ICUs; hematology/oncology/bone-marrow transplant unit; neurosciences; burn/trauma; orthopedics; cardiology; infectious diseases; Level 1 pediatric trauma center; nation's third-busiest pediatric emergency department; Heart Center featuring the latest technology; Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition; Center for Child and Family Advocacy. More information at nationwidechildrens.org.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

300 W. 10th Ave., 293-5066

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center

Number of beds: 210

Services include: Free-standing cancer hospital dedicated to the detection, treatment and care of cancer patients; access to more than 240 clinical trials, many of which are offered nowhere else in the world; mobile mammography; high-risk breast cancer clinic; JamesCare for Life support programs, comprehensive cancer rehabilitation program; blood and marrow transplantation; clinical cancer genetics screening and genetics counseling; minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecologic cancers; a Lance Armstrong Foundation Survivorship Center of Excellence, one of only seven in the nation.

Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital

452 W. 10th Ave., 293-5123

Tax status: Not-for profit

Affiliation: OSU Medical Center

Number of beds: 150

Services include: A complete range of the most advanced heart and vascular care available, from routine diagnostic care to implantation of heart pumps, robot-assisted surgical procedures and heart transplants; performs invasive and noninvasive procedures with state-of-the-art digital technology. Physicians collaborate closely with scientists conducting research at the adjacent Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Stereotaxis mapping and navigation technology added in 2007, enhancing electrophysiologists' ability to perform complex ablation procedures and device implantations.

University Hospital

410 W. 10th Ave., 293-8000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: OSU Medical Center

Number of beds: 956

Emergency room: Access is from West 10th Avenue, 293-8333; a helipad is available

Physician referral: 293-5123

Services include: OSU Medical Center's flagship patient-care facility; expertise in emergency and urgent care (Level I Trauma Center); stroke; comprehensive behavioral healthcare services at OSU Harding; asthma and allergy care; burn unit; maternity (Level III neonatal ICU); sports medicine; women's health and wellness services; Central Ohio's only comprehensive solid organ transplant center for adults, with programs for kidney, heart, liver, lung, cornea and pancreas; minimally invasive surgery; bariatric surgery and weight-loss services; General Clinical Research Center; Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services.

University Hospital East

1492 E. Broad St., 257-3000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: OSU Medical Center

Number of beds: 404

Emergency room: Located on the west side of the hospital; a helipad is available

Services include: Orthopedics; sleep medicine; wound care; family medicine; emergency medicine; oncology; radiology; occupational medicine and rehabilitation; outpatient cancer clinic; cardiac rehabilitation; largest sleep disorders center in Ohio; OSU Comprehensive Wound Center; state-of-the-art orthopedic care for total joint replacement, hip arthroscopy, foot and ankle surgery, sports injuries and spine, hand and other extremity procedures; OSU Addiction Medicine at Talbot Hall with inpatient and outpatient programs for alcohol and drug abuse.

Riverside Methodist Hospital

3535 Olentangy River Rd., 566-5000

Tax status: Not-for-profit

Affiliation: OhioHealth

Number of beds: 1,059

Emergency room: Access from West North Broadway, 566-5321

Services include: McConnell Heart Health Center; neuroscience; oncology; orthopedics, bariatrics; interventional radiology; critical care; Level II Trauma Center; Level III Perinatal Center; eICU; minimally invasive surgery; robotic surgery; family practice center; chest pain center; sleep center; Center for Medical Education and Innovation; Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio; Critical Limb Care Program; Spine and Orthopedic Unit. Women's Center opened in 2008 includes perinatology, OB/GYN care and outpatient lactation services. Physician referral at ohiohealth.com; information at 443-2584.

Select Specialty Hospital of Columbus

1087 Dennison Ave., 458-9045

Tax status: For-profit

Affiliation: Select Medical Corp., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Number of beds: 152

Services include: Specialized acute care to treat patients with pulmonary, medically complex, wound care, renal, cardiac, infectious diseases and bariatric conditions; also provides neurological/trauma medical care; rehabilitation; ICU; state-of-the-art telemetry; 24-hour respiratory care; dialysis; bariatrics; physical, occupational and speech therapy; radiology. More information at selectmedicalcorp.com.

CENTERS AND SERVICES

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County

447 E. Broad St., 224-1057

Emergency room: Netcare Access,

24-hour emergency service, 276-2273

Services: The board plans, funds and monitors more than 40 local agencies that provide mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services in Franklin County. ADAMH does not provide any direct services. For crisis, assessment and referral services 24 hours a day, call 276-2273. To learn more, call 224-1057 or visit adamhfranklin.org.

Columbus Public Health Department

240 Parsons Ave., 645-7417

Services include: Clinic services for sexually transmitted diseases/HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, immunizations, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, dental care, prenatal care, childhood lead screenings and breast and cervical cancer screenings. Spanish and Somali translation services available. Other services include WIC, birth and death certificates, child safety seats, environmental health services and community outreach assistance. Home care services provided to persons with acute and chronic illnesses and newborns and their families. Primary-care services provided through Columbus Neighborhood Health Center Inc., 645-5500, at health centers across the city. More information at publichealth.columbus.gov.