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Our Buildings

Healthcare facilities are important features of the urban landscape, house critical community resources and employ thousands of people. Cleveland Clinic is committed to building and operating healthy environments for work and healing.

In 2007, Cleveland Clinic adopted the industry-leading US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for all new major construction projects.

The LEED rating system outlines standards on a point-based system. Points are categorized with a set number of available points in each category, based on the building type. We track our LEED projects throughout the design and construction process, and submit the required documentation to the USGBC at project completion for certification.

To date, 13 projects have been certified, and additional projects are in the pipeline (see project highlights below).  All new major construction projects follow LEED standards, with certification as our minimum and silver certification as our target.

To support smaller projects and renovations, our building standards and processes have been revised to reflect our commitment patient experience, patient safety, employee safety and environmental stewardship.

East 89th Street Garage & Service Center

The East 89th Street Garage and Service Center building houses receiving and distribution of supplies via a sophisticated inventory management system that employs automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to distribute and collect materials, and increased dock capacity to increase efficiency, reduce idling time and congestion. All refuse and recycling is processed via the Service Center, as are clean and soiled linens. The parking garage has capacity for 4000 employees, which allowed CC to close offsite parking and reduce emissions from shuttle service. Employee garage uses sensor technology to facilitate garage loading and discharge, reducing vehicle idling time and consequent pollution.

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Avon – Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Avon – Richard E. Jacobs Health Center

Located off Nagel Road at I-190 in Avon, OH, the 190,000 square foot Richard E. Jacobs Health Center is equipped with the latest technologies, which allows our experienced physicians and medical staff to provide you with world class care. In addition to our advanced specialty and primary care, some of the many services available include an outpatient surgery center, infusion suite for chemotherapy, full scale imaging center and a retail optometry and pharmacy on site. The facility also offers a large physical therapy area with two pools for aquatic therapy. Same day appointments are available.

The Richard E. Jacobs Health Center was recognized for its water efficiency, indoor air quality, minimization of site disturbance, the purchase of regionally manufactured materials and recycled content, as well as an overall energy cost reduction of nearly 15 percent.

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Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC)
Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center

The Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) is a multi-institutional product development and commercialization consortium made possible through a $60 million grant from the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Project. Led by the Cleveland Clinic, GCIC is focused on developing, incubating, and commercializing innovative cardiovascular technology for the benefit of patients worldwide and to facilitate economic development in the State of Ohio. The 50,000-square-foot GCIC building achieved LEED-NC v2.2 Gold Certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. Laboratory facilities present unique challenges for achieving energy efficient and sustainable design, including health and safety requirements, long-term needs for flexibility and adaptability, energy use intensity and environmental impacts. The typical laboratory is anywhere from 3 to 8 times as energy intensive as a typical office building, with operating costs running about three times as much per unit area.

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JJ North Building
JJ North Building

In 2008, we began to complete the interiors of our JJ North Building, at the corner of Chester and E. 93rd Street, connected to P1, our visitor parking garage. The interior of the JJ office building received LEED-CI Silver Certification on July 26, 2009.

The project houses over 400 employees. The interiors were designed to meet LEED criteria, and provide a healthy environment for our employees. The building has access to amenities within walking distance and to public transit and shuttle bus system. The building is designed to use 30% less water than typical construction and has incorporated energy efficiency strategies including daylight harvesting and Energy Star rated equipment. The building is designed to be flexible to avoid waste in the future and the furniture contains recycled content. 89% of construction debris was recycled, and most major building materials were sourced from within 500 miles of Cleveland, supporting our local economy.

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Marymount Hospital Surgery Expansion
Marymount Hospital Surgery Expansion

Marymount Hospital opened its new Surgery Center and entranceway in March of 2012. The three-story, 45,000-square-foot addition features seven operating rooms, which are 50 percent larger to allow for the use of state-of-the-art technologies. The expansion also included one minor procedure room, a new entranceway and surgical waiting room. The center achieved LEED Gold certification for water efficiency, energy savings, recycling efforts, improved air quality and innovative design features including low-rise traction elevators and lighting.

“We realize the importance of designing spaces that are innovative, environmentally friendly and improve patient care,” said Joanne Zeroske, President and CEO of Marymount Hospital. “The new surgery center makes things more convenient, accessible and comfortable for our patients.”

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Jane and Lee Seidman Tower, Hillcrest Hospital
Jane and Lee Seidman Tower, Hillcrest Hospital

In 2010, Hillcrest Hospital completed the Jane and Lee Seidman Tower project, a $163 million expansion and renovation that will add to the unprecedented care community members on the East Side receive from the long-standing hospital. For 42 years, Hillcrest has provided residents with all of their healthcare needs. This expansion and renovation positions the hospital as one of the most technologically-advanced and patient-friendly hospitals in the region. The upgrade in technology will continue to position the hospital to attract and retain a highly qualified medical staff and offer patients the best care possible.

The six-story Jane and Lee Seidman Tower adds 72 beds, increasing the hospital’s total to 496. This expansion has created 75 new jobs with the potential for additional job creation in the future depending on volume and growth.

The top three floors of the Jane and Lee Seidman Tower are general medical and surgical units and feature all private rooms with large windows. The rooms have storage cabinets that can be accessed from the hallway, which reduces noise and helps provide a calm environment for patients as they heal. Corner rooms on these floors are designed for bariatric patients with wider doorways and specially designed beds.

The Seidman Tower’s second floor is home to the new Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hillcrest Hospital, which has been elevated from Level II and provides the ability to care for extremely premature and low birth weight infants. It’s the only Level III NICU in the eastern suburbs and will serve babies born as early as 22 weeks.

The NICU has 24 private rooms for babies and new features include a family room and kitchen area with WiFi access and two suites to accommodate families overnight. Nurse charting areas outside the private rooms allow nurses to monitor two babies at a time. The unit was designed to allow for plenty of light, and has visitor controls, sound-absorbing floors, and no overhead paging to provide a nurturing environment.

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Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center creates an easier, more modern way for patients to get preventive care and treatment for chronic diseases. For the first time, Cleveland Clinic is reaching beyond traditional healthcare services and linking with community resources in one location to make it easier for patients and their families to get the healthcare, financial and social services they need. The Center focuses on the treatment of diabetes, hypertension, kidney failure, mental health, specialized care for women and children, primary care, preventive care, health education and specialty care.

The building is located in the heart of its community with nearby businesses, homes, congregations, light rail and bus lines. The building was designed with energy efficiency in mind to conserve costs and reduce pollution, including the use of LED parking light fixtures. Window shades are automated to respond to weather conditions, reducing the energy load on the building. The building is designed to optimize its recycling program with a dedicated collection room and receptacles throughout. Numerous measures were taken to reduce indoor air pollution, such as selecting low-VOC paints, adhesives, furnishings and materials. Native and drought resistant species eliminates need for irrigation.

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Tomsich Pathology Laboratories Building
Tomsich Pathology Laboratories Building

Cleveland Clinic Tomsich Pathology Laboratories is a new expansion building for the Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute (RT-PLMI). RT-PLMI is among the largest volume hospital labs in the U.S. The lab offers state-of-the-art diagnostic services in microbiology, special chemistry, immunopathology and molecular pathology, as well as expert diagnosis to patients institutionally, regionally and nationally. The Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute performs over 20 million tests per year, processes 50,000 specimens per day, and operates around the clock, seven days per week. The Tomsich Pathology Laboratories project was undertaken to develop a state-of-the-art capability to offer testing of tissues and other samples to help the medical community detect, diagnose and treat disease. It expands and upgrades Cleveland Clinic’s ability to offer medical testing and consultation services to other healthcare institutions nationally.

Cleveland Clinic employed a number of strategies to reduce energy use in the new facility. Providing a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoors for all building occupants was an important objective for the project team. The building design maximizes day lighting opportunities and affords access to views to 92 percent of the building’s regularly occupied space by applying extensive exterior and interior glazing in both the office and laboratory areas.

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Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center

A state-of-the-art facility situated on 80 wooded acres, the Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center is committed to serving the healthcare needs of the community through advanced specialty and primary care, as well as surgical services. Designed with a focus on environmentally sensitive, sustainable development, the medical campus establishes the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in the rapidly growing market of rural/suburban northeast Ohio. Supporting the vision for a healthcare facility focusing on wellness and collaboration of specialties in treatment of the whole patient, the design creates a strong relationship with nature in a reassuring, progressive environment.

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