For our patients and our community
Our new hospital is under construction. The important foundation work is nearly complete, and things are progressing quickly above the ground. Questions? Email [email protected].
MetroHealth has begun construction on The MetroHealth Glick Center and reimagined main campus. The new 11-floor hospital will be LEED certified, and the campus will sit in the first EcoDistrict anchored by a health care system in the U.S. Read on for more information about this ambitious community revitalization project.
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.
- A new 1,500-space employee parking garage was completed in October 2018.
- Construction of the new hospital began in April 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
- MetroHealth receives a $32.4 million appropriation from the county, less than 3 percent of its annual operating revenue.
- The Transformation team includes 26 local firms, with 10 being minority- or women-owned businesses.
- 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.
- Nationally recognized for environmental sustainability through awards received from Practice Greenhealth.
You can learn more by taking a look at our construction timeline, and the phases of the upcoming work in the slideshow.
Transformation Update · February 2, 2021
A Dedicated Space to Serve Moms and Babies
It’s no surprise that the hospital-tower portion of our Campus Transformation gets all the attention. Drive by and marvel at the dazzling glass and terra-cotta exterior – now more than halfway installed – and you’ll understand.
Yet the 11-floor hospital isn’t all that’s happening. A new parking garage is complete, a modern and efficient utility plant is nearly finished, and we just got exciting news about another important component of the project: our new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion.
In the original construction schedule, we were going to wait until the new hospital was complete before converting the top two floors of intensive care rooms in our existing Critical Care Pavilion into care space for women and children. Thanks to the creativity of our architects at HGA and some great work from our partners, including Turner Construction, we have updated the plan.
If all goes as scheduled, the new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion will welcome its first patients on the same day as the new hospital in the autumn of 2022. Here are some details:
- The top floor of the Critical Care Pavilion will become our neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.
- The floor underneath it will feature antepartum (pre-delivery) and postpartum (after delivery) rooms for moms.
- That floor, with the antepartum and postpartum rooms, will correspond to the top floor of the “link building” connecting the Critical Care Pavilion to the new hospital. That top level of the link building will have a dozen labor/delivery/recovery suites (LDRs) and two C-Section suites.
This setup allows us to have separate space completely dedicated to the care of moms and babies and to the joyous event of childbirth. That makes for a better experience for our patients.
Eventually, after the old hospital is demolished, the new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion will have its own entrance, its own parking area … and its own identity.
Our moms and babies deserve it!
Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation
How You Can Support our Transformation Campaign
In support of the Transformation, MetroHealth is in the midst of a philanthropic campaign: For All of Us. The campaign, which recently reached its initial goal of $100 million, supports community programs, education and research, and development of expanded campus green space.