In 1984, OSOTC was founded by Governor Richard F. Celeste with three founding member institutions: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF), The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSU)/Columbus Children’s Hospital now Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), and University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHC).
In 1985, University Hospital of Cincinnati (UCH) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) both proudly joined OSOTC.
The Medical College of Ohio, now University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC), joined the Consortium in 1986.
In 2001, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center become an independent member of OSOTC.
In 2005, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) become an independent member of OSOTC.
In 2008, UTMC discontinued its membership, making up the current complement of the six members: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals, University of Cincinnati Health Center, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
The Consortium activities have been supported through the initial contributions of $20,000 from each of the six original member hospitals, and annual dues per transplant program offered at their institution. This is in addition to grants from five community foundations. The Cleveland Foundation awarded the Consortium a three-year grant of $102,500; the Columbus Foundation awarded a three-year grant of $51,250; the Greater Cincinnati Foundation contributed a three-year grant of $21,000; the Robert W. Reakirt Foundation contributed a one-year grant of $7,000; and the Toledo Community Foundation awarded a three-year grant of $51,250.
Seed monies were donated from the following five foundations:
- Cincinnati Foundation, The
- Greater Cleveland Foundation, The
- Columbus Foundation, The
- Toledo Community Foundation
- Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, The
Ongoing support for the OSOTC is through annual membership dues from each of its member institutions.