Regional Expansion

Hillcrest Hospital celebrates completion of $163 million capital project

On Nov. 19, more than 700 guests filled the atrium of Hillcrest Hospital for the opening celebration of the Jane and Lee Seidman Tower, which completes the hospital’s $163 million expansion and renovation. [View photos.]

“Philanthropy will enhance your life,” said Mr. Seidman as the night got under way. “The satisfaction you will receive is beyond imagination.” The Seidmans have given more than $25 million to Cleveland Clinic and Hillcrest Hospital, where six of their 11 grandchildren were born.

Following the brief program, which included a video of a “day in the life” in the neonatal unit, a silver curtain dropped to reveal the six-story space, which features:

  • 72 new adult patient beds
  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 24 private rooms
  • A future satellite location of Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute 
  • Expanded emergency department, including redesigned private rooms
  • Nine additional operating rooms

Throughout an evening of celebration, docents led guests through the building, highlighting the second floor NICU and third-floor palliative care, hospice and medical oncology units. “Everything was designed with the patient in mind,” said Jeffrey A. Leimgruber, FACHE, President of Hillcrest Hospital.

Artwork, including photography, collage and sculpture, adorned the hallways. The opening exhibition, “Celestial Skies: Real & Imagined,” remains on view through April 2011.

Huron Community Health Center

Cleveland Clinic broke ground in June for a community health center that will establish a new model of outpatient care that links healthcare with social and financial services.

The three-story, 50,000-square-foot Huron Community Health Center, scheduled to open in late 2011, is designed to reach beyond traditional healthcare services and link with community resources in one location to make it easier for patients and their families to access the healthcare, social and financial services they need.

“Cleveland Clinic is proud to be investing in East Cleveland and providing residents with access to the right care in the right setting,” says Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. “This innovative center will be a model for how we deliver care in the future and for healthcare facilities nationwide.”

Cleveland Clinic’s Huron Community Health Center will offer a variety of outpatient services, including primary and specialty care, specialized care for women and children, mental health services, as well as prevention, wellness and health education programs. The new Center places a strong emphasis on chronic disease management with a focus on diabetes, hypertension and kidney failure.

More Regional News

  • Two new Family Health and Surgery Centers, in Twinsburg and Avon, are on track to open in 2011. Twinsburg’s 190,000 square-foot, full-service center will house a 24-hour emergency department with a helipad and includes land for future expansion. Avon’s 186,000-square-foot facility will offer primary care services and more than 30 specialty services. It also will include a large physical therapy area with two pools for aquatic therapy, an ambulatory surgery center and a 24-hour Emergency Department with a helipad.
  • The Strongsville Family Health and Surgery Center’s new Radiation Oncology Center began seeing patients the first week of December. The center is the first facility in Ohio to have a computerized tomography scanner that's linked to a linear accelerator, which accurately aligns patient's tumors prior to radiation treatments. The linear accelerator generates therapeutic level x-ray and electron beams that focus on the tumor, minimizing radiation to normal tissue. This addition to the Strongsville Family Health and Surgery Center provides comprehensive care for patients with cancer.
  • The nursing staff at Lakewood Hospital is the first in Ohio to receive the Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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