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.
- Recipient of the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, a national award for environmental sustainability.
You can learn more by taking a look at our construction timeline, and the phases of the upcoming work in the slideshow.
Transformation Update · October 2, 2020
We're Raising the Glass
With the seasons changing and weather cooling, you’re probably not leaving home without a sweater or jacket.
And just in time for autumn, we’re covering our new hospital, too.
With all the structure steel in place, our construction team has begun installing the hospital’s exterior cladding, the building’s permanent skin.
One side of the building will be all glass – an inch thick, tinted and energy efficient. On the other, you’ll see a stunning mix of glass and terra cotta tile. All told, our team will be installing about 5 acres of glass and terra cotta on the exterior of the new hospital.
We’ve already installed the exterior skin on the lower floors that connect the Critical Care Pavilion to the new construction. (We’re also installing the metal skin on our new Central Utility Plant.) We’ll begin covering the steel frame of new hospital tower itself this month. The skin will be installed from the ground up.
As the exterior is put in place, you’ll see a big change in the appearance of the building. By the time all the skin is installed in April 2021, the building will appear to be finished. In fact, we’ll still more than a year of work as we finish up the interior.
In addition to starting on the exterior of the building, our construction team has also been busy:
- Pouring concrete slab floors.
- Fitting and placing ductwork.
- Installing the first of the building’s elevators.
- Applying spray-on fireproofing to the structural steel.
When floors of the new building are enclosed and protected from wind and cold, our construction team will be able to work on the inside of the building no matter how cold or windy it is outside. They’ll be busy all winter putting the “skin in the game.”
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.