MetroHealth is in the midst of a historic transformation – of not only our main campus on West 25th Street, but the way we provide care.
You may have already taken advantage of some of our expanded services. Maybe you’ve visited our new hospitals with private rooms, aromatherapy and chef-made meals in Cleveland Heights and Parma. Perhaps you’ve scheduled a checkup at our offices at Crocker Park in Westlake. Or you’ve had a sore throat soothed at one of our Discount Drug Mart locations in Independence, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls or Parma Heights.
These new services aren’t the only positive changes you’ll see. The Institute for H.O.P.E. (Health, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment), which we’re creating near our West 25th Street campus, will provide fresh food, job training, legal counseling and classes in resume writing, internet use, money management and more to thousands of people. And it will give those who use it – and all of Cleveland – a chance for a better future.
The Institute for H.O.P.E. is just one part of our broader investment in Cleveland’s West Side, an investment that includes low- to moderate-income housing, market-rate apartments and a park surrounding our new hospital.
We believe this is our purpose – to find new ways to create a healthier community.
Our hope is that you and your family will benefit from every health initiative we launch. To all of us at MetroHealth, that is the best medicine of all.
Akram Boutros, MD
President and CEO
Rising into the sky on our main campus is a new, 11-floor hospital tower. It’s part of a Campus Transformation that will allow us to fulfill our mission of serving the community and improving the health of everyone in Greater Cleveland.
The New Hospital
- A striking glass and terracotta design.
- 270 modern, private, single-occupancy patient rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, modern technology, comfort and safety.
- Dedicated family support areas.
- Diverse and healthy dining options.
- A new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion.
A Reimagined Campus
- More than 25 acres of green space, much of it accessible to the public.
- Healing gardens in park-like settings.
- Walkways, connectors and a path to the Towpath Trail.
A Stronger Neighborhood
- The world’s first hospital-led EcoDistrict.
- New, affordable housing on and near our campus.
- Partnerships with public, private, nonprofit and civic entities.
- A housing incentive program to help our employees move into our neighborhood.
- No taxpayer money will be used for the new hospital.
- Construction is fully financed with $946 million in hospital-revenue bonds.
- MetroHealth Foundation’s $100 million “For All of Us” campaign will support expanded green space, community initiatives and education programs.
- MetroHealth announces Campus Transformation
- Demolition of former Northcoast Behavioral Center building
- Construction begins on Critical Care Pavilion
- Critical Care Pavilion opens on time and under budget
- MetroHealth completes sale of $946 million in hospital revenue bonds to fund Campus Transformation
- Construction begins on new 1,500-space parking garage
- Site plan for new campus complete
- Design of new hospital unveiled
- Construction of employee parking garage complete
- Demolition of Southpoint parking garage
- Groundbreaking for new hospital
- Excavation of site complete
- First structural steel installed
- Construction of concrete elevator shafts and stairwells complete
- Foundation complete
- Steel structure complete
- Exterior walls complete
- New hospital construction complete
- First patient
- Preparation begins on demolition of old hospital
Find Out More About MetroHealth's Transformation
- Visit metrohealth.org/transformation
- Download our Transformation handout from this issue of SimplyWell