New Center Will Allow Easier Patient Access
Cleveland Clinic is holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the future site of its $97.9 million Avon Family Health & Surgery Center.
The 186,000-square-foot facility, which will open in 2011, will be located at a new interchange at Interstate 90 and Nagle Road. The Avon center 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.
“This will be a state-of-the art facility featuring the latest technology, equipment and resources which will enable us to provide the most advanced care for our patients,” said John Costin, M.D., Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Lorain Institute. “We look forward to continuing to serve the medical needs of Lorain County and western Cuyahoga County.”
The Avon center will bring 400 jobs to the city and generate approximately $1 million in city and state taxes annually.
“We have put a lot into planning a facility that will meet the needs of patients in this region,” said William M. Peacock, III, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief of Operations. “The Avon Family Health & Surgery Center is an example of our continued commitment to this area of Northeast Ohio and we look forward to providing Cleveland Clinic care more conveniently for patients.”
The Cleveland Clinic currently has 15 family health centers and nine community hospitals to serve the medical needs of Northeast Ohio. In addition to the Avon facility, Cleveland Clinic also plans to open its new Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center in 2011.