State of Ohio to Transfer Northcoast Behavioral Property to MetroHealth
$3.4 million to be disbursed for physical abatement and demolition costs
(Cleveland, Ohio) – The State of Ohio and MetroHealth have reached an agreement whereby the Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare property adjacent to MetroHealth Medical Center will be transferred to MetroHealth once the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) fully consolidates its care at its Northfield location later this year.
As part of the agreement, the ODMH will disburse $3.4 million to MetroHealth to cover the cost of demolition and physical abatement of the building. The property is 3.9 acres.
The agreement is part of the State’s budget bill, House Bill 153, which was signed into law by Governor John Kasich last week.
“MetroHealth has long hoped to obtain this property if it became available,” said John Corlett, Vice President of Government Relations and Community Affairs for MetroHealth. “Since it’s between the highway and the current MetroHealth Medical Center campus, this property gives us more options as we consider our future plans for the main campus. We thank Governor Kasich, Ohio Department of Mental Health Director Tracy Plouck and State Senator Tom Patton for helping to make this a reality.”
MetroHealth officials are still examining options for the use of the property, which is on the southeast side of the MetroHealth Medical Center campus, adjacent to Interstate 71.