Cleveland Clinic Breaks Ground on $75 Million Laboratory

Carnegie Avenue Facility will Create Hundreds of Jobs, Offer State-of-the-Art Testing


Cleveland Clinic broke ground today for a $75 million building to house the hospital’s Tomsich Pathology Laboratories and Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, a project that will improve medical testing capabilities and create hundreds of new jobs.

The building, which is being constructed near the intersection of East 105th Street and Carnegie Avenue, will be three stories and 135,000 square feet. Currently, the Tomsich Pathology Laboratories employs 1,300 and conducts more than 12 million tests each year.

“The new building will feature state-of-the-art laboratories for testing of tissues and other samples to help the medical community detect, diagnose and treat diseases,” Kandice Kottke-Marchant, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Tomsich Pathology Laboratories. “This will allow us to provide critical pathology and lab testing services to Cleveland Clinic patients and other healthcare institutions throughout the country. The lab will attract new business opportunities through our reference laboratory, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, and fuel development of better, faster tests.”

The Tomsich Pathology Laboratories building also will serve as a cornerstone of Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, welcoming patients, visitors and employees arriving to the campus from the East Side.

“This project continues Cleveland Clinic’s dedication to economic and workforce development in Northeast Ohio,” said Matt McManus, M.D, Ph.D, M.B.A., Head of Cleveland Clinic Laboratories. “We will be creating jobs and offering world-class services to institutions in Northeast Ohio and throughout the country through this unique facility.”

“Large-scale projects, like the new Tomsich Pathology Laboratories building, are an integral part of the economic development for Cleveland’s neighborhoods and communities,” said India Pierce-Lee, program director for Neighborhoods, Housing and Community Development at the Cleveland Foundation. “Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to creating new jobs, building and educational programs represent dynamic new contributions to the Fairfax neighborhood and Greater University Circle. This project will continue to cement Cleveland’s reputation as a healthcare hub.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011. Medical testing currently is done at Cleveland Clinic’s Laboratory Medicine building. Once the new building opens, testing will be performed at both sites.

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