Fairview Hospital Breaks Ground on $76 Million Emergency Department-Intensive Care Unit Expansion

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Project Will Add 52 ED Beds and 26 ICU Beds

March 31, 2011

Fairview Hospital is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, March 31 beginning at 9:30 a.m. for a $76 million Emergency Department-Intensive Care Unit expansion.

The two-story, 135,000-square-foot addition to the front of the existing hospital will include a 52-bed emergency department and a 26-bed intensive care unit with private rooms and the latest in technology. The project, which will also include renovation of 25,000 square feet of existing space, is expected to be completed by early 2013.

“Our current emergency department was built for 35,000 annual patient visits and now we have nearly 70,000 visits a year,” said Janice Murphy, President, Fairview Hospital. “This project will offer our patients the best care possible, in a state-of-the-art facility, close to home.”

The project will employ more than 170 construction workers during peak construction, and Fairview Hospital estimates 30 new employees will be hired during the first two years after construction.

“This expansion is an example of our continued commitment to meet the healthcare needs of the people of Northeast Ohio,” said David L Bronson, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals. “We are proud of the excellent care provided by our nurses, doctors and other caregivers in the current ICU and ED. The new facility will allow us to help even more patients in a more comfortable and efficient environment supported by the latest technology."

About Fairview Hospital

Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, is a faith-based, not-for-profit 504-bed hospital dedicated to providing high quality, patient-focused healthcare. Fairview Hospital has a staff of more than 900 physicians in more than 60 specialties. For more information, please visit www.fairviewhospital.org

About Cleveland Clinic

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