MetroHealth Unveils Plans For New Acute Care Hospital
The MetroHealth System has unveiled design plans for its new hospital in Cleveland.
Designed by HGA, the master plan features a new 11-story hospital joined to the existing Critical Care Pavilion (CCP) via an enclosed overhead walkway and the transformation of 25 acres of former surface parking into park-like space for patients, visitors and staff.
The new hospital will have private patient rooms with intensive care unit (ICU) capabilities as well as flexibility for surge capacity, allowing MetroHealth to double its occupancy if necessary.
The CCP will eventually house MetroHealth’s labor and delivery department and neonatal intensive care unit, with a new dedicated entryway. The CCP’s existing ICU rooms will move into the new hospital and the new pediatric unit will have indoor and outdoor activity space, with a planned rooftop terrace for patients and families.
A two-story front lobby will include a vareity of amenities such as a dining area, gift shop and open space for community performances.
A hospital-led EcoDistrict in partnership with public, private, nonprofit and civic entities is also in the plans.
MetroHealth plans to break ground on the hospital at the end of this year.