For Our Patients. For Our Community.
MetroHealth has begun planning for a new hospital and reimagined main campus. It will be LEED-certified, and the first EcoDistrict anchored by a health care system in the U.S. Read on for more information about this ambitious community revitalization project.If you have questions, please email [email protected].
Fast Facts About the MetroHealth Transformation
- The project is being financed by $946 million in hospital-revenue bonds that were sold in May 2017. No taxpayer money is being used. A $100 million fundraising campaign by the MetroHealth Foundation will support the campus’ expanded green space and community programs.
- The next phase of construction – new 1,500-space employee parking garage completed in October 2018.
- Construction of the new hospital is scheduled to begin in 2018 and be completed in 2022.
- MetroHealth receives a $32.4 million appropriation from the county, less than 4 percent of its annual operating revenue.
- To learn about the jobs this construction will create and the income it will generate, read the full economic impact report from Cleveland State University.
You can learn more by taking a look at our construction timeline, and the phases of the upcoming work in the slideshow.
Transformation Update · March 11, 2019
Another step closer
Without any fanfare, we recently took an important step closer to our new hospital.
Over the past few weeks, our team has moved from the “design development” phase of the project into the “construction documents” phase.
What does that mean?
Imagine for a moment that instead of a new hospital, our team were designing a bed that you might buy from Ikea.
In design development, we finalized the overall design of the chair: the materials, the dimensions, how and where everything would fit together, stay together and interact together.
In the construction-documents phase, we create the instruction manual for putting the chair together.
That’s what we’re working on now, creating detailed documents – we used to call them “blueprints” – that the construction team will use as their instruction manual in the field as they build our new hospital. As you might imagine, paper is rarely used in the field these days. The blueprints will be loaded onto electronic tablets.
We don’t have to wait until all the construction documents are completely finished to begin construction. (For example, workers don’t need drawings of the roof to begin their work on the foundation.)
So we are drawing up the construction documents in stages, starting with the early parts of the project (site preparation, the foundation, etc.). Once construction starts, we’ll complete construction documents for the later steps. As the workers progress, new instructions will be ready when they are.
This phased process is sometimes called “fast tracking” a project, and it’s become standard practice on modern construction projects – mainly because it saves time, lowers costs and improves efficiency.
Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation
How You Can Support our Transformation Campaign
In support of the Transformation, MetroHealth has launched a philanthropic campaign, For All of Us. The $100 million campaign will support community programs, education and research, and development of expanded campus green space.