Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Cleveland Campus to Transform into 'Hospital in a Park'

Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Cleveland Campus to Transform into 'Hospital in a Park'

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When Cleveland-based Metro-Health first began planning for its $1 billion campus renovation in 2013, discussions among its leaders and community stakeholders centered on creating a site where care begins even before a patient walks through the front door of one of its campus facilities.

"We're dramatically transforming our main campus," says Walter Jones, senior vice president, campus transformation. "It's going to be built from the viewpoint of our patients. How can we look at what we're building to bring comfort to them from the very moment they get here?"

The answer to that question became MetroHealth's plans to revamp itself as a "Hospital in a Park." The public hospital is reconfiguring its 52-acre campus to accommodate 25 acres of greenspace--a sharp increase from the less than 2 acres of greenspace it currently boasts.

It will accomplish this mission through a combination of relocation and consolidation.

For instance, many nonclinical staff and functions will be moved to a nearby Metro-Health campus. All of the main campus' surface parking and parking garage are being consolidated into a new multilevel 1,500-space parking garage now being built. …

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