Our facilities are an integral part of the Cleveland Clinic experience. We are committed to designing and operating healing environments to work in, visit and receive care. This includes features that promote comfort and health, such as lighting, air and water quality, thermal and acoustic settings, greenery, views of nature, artwork, healthy building materials and ergonomics. To promote health and resource efficiency in new construction and renovations, we have adopted practices from leading green building frameworks in our own design standards. Other areas of focus include sourcing products with environmental certifications and using local suppliers.
Despite delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Clinic made significant progress on expansion projects in Ohio in 2021:
- Opened a new breast health center at Avon Hospital.
- Began construction on the addition of 16 examination rooms and two procedural testing suites at Euclid Hospital to expand outpatient services.
- Broke ground on a cancer center addition at Hillcrest Hospital, which will feature abundant natural light, views of green space, natural elements and specially selected artwork to create a home-like healing environment.
On September 20, 2021, we celebrated groundbreaking at Cleveland Clinic Mentor Hospital in Ohio. Upon completion in 2023, Mentor Hospital will include 34 inpatient rooms, 19 emergency beds, 22-25 outpatient rooms, four operating rooms and a helipad to facilitate the immediate transport of patients who need higher-acuity care. Community health needs and emerging patient preferences guided our plans for Mentor Hospital, which will provide care for patients who are more likely to have shorter stays in the hospital with follow-up care at home. Services will include digestive diseases and general surgery, urology, heart and vascular, orthopedics and pulmonary care, as well as lab and imaging services.
Green building elements that we are incorporating into the design of Mentor Hospital include a solar panel array, EV charging stations and bird-friendly glass. We are also pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for Mentor Hospital.
Cleveland Clinic London Hospital
Cleveland Clinic London Hospital, a 184-bed state-of-the-art hospital at 33 Grosvenor Place in central London, is the second Cleveland Clinic London location to accept patients following the opening of Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre in September 2021. The hospital has 184 inpatient beds, including 29 ICU beds and eight operating theaters, a 41-bed neurological rehabilitation ward and a staff of approximately 1,150 caregivers. Cleveland Clinic London Hospital offers urology; ear, nose and throat; general surgery; general practice and executive health services, with a focus on heart & vascular, digestive disease, neurosciences and orthopedics.
Modelling sustainable practices in healthcare and the communities in which we operate is an ongoing priority, especially as we expand our global footprint. Originally built in the 1950’s as the headquarters for an energy company, we renovated and redesigned 33 Grosvenor Place through adaptive reuse to create a state-of-the-art hospital environment. By recycling 98% of the original building’s materials, 33 Grosvenor Place will produce some of its own heat and power through a combined heat and power plant. Unique in a building with a retained façade, this highly energy-efficient solution will significantly reduce carbon emissions at 33 Grosvenor Place. The facility features many other sustainable design elements, and we are currently in the process of pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) certifications for Cleveland Clinic London Hospital.
Cleveland Clinic’s Art Program crafts engaging, meaningful interactions with contemporary art within a healthcare setting. Integral to the healing environment, the fine art collection of more than 7,000 works is shown in public spaces, hallways and patient rooms to activate and anchor spaces throughout Cleveland Clinic Enterprise. The art collection is designed to present a broad range of perspectives, promoting empathy and inclusion by making visible the diversity of patients, visitors and caregivers.
Artworks commissioned for Taussig Cancer Center at main campus, left to right: Nancy Lorenz, Sea and Sky, 2016; Germaine Kruip, Counter Movement (Golden Orange), 2015; Carolina Sardi, Aubergine (detail), 2016; Art courtesy of the artists and The approach, London, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Pan American Art Projects; Photo © Robert Benson.
Weaving together human and environmental health in collaborative art installation
In a collaborative effort between Sustainability and Art Program, Cleveland Clinic seeks to commission artworks that address the intersection of art, sustainability and community. The initiative asks an artist or artist team to engage with Cleveland Clinic’s sustainability initiatives through research and their own artistic interpretation of the issues. In 2021, Sarah Kabot and Marianne Desmarais created a suspended installation, Double Loop. Connecting human health and environmental health, this sculpture was conceived as a large-scale textile. The title refers to both the human circulatory system and the new life given to expired plastic tubing. The artists transformed the material both visually and conceptually. Different types of tubes were woven together to create forms and textures akin to textiles. Suspended in the air, the tubing catches and refracts the light making the sculptures glitter in the sun. The transformation into art removes the material from its utilitarian place in healthcare and provides an opportunity to experience it in a new way.
Exploring art and architecture with the ar+ app
Discover how art and architecture at Cleveland Clinic create unique healing environments with the free app ar+. Interact with dynamic media from any location, explore digitally curated exhibitions in the new Virtual Viewing Room or experience augmented reality (ar) at six of the twelve featured locations.
Cleveland Clinic’s world-class art and architecture app now features 14 locations and 580 artworks by 182 artists. The Art Program continues to expand the app with images, text, media and additional locations. The Virtual Viewing Room presents thematic exhibitions that investigate pertinent topics, allowing users to learn more about specific artworks from artists and curators directly.
Daily Art Break
Since the beginning of the pandemic, members of the art program have shared a Daily Art Break with caregivers to close out the day. The emails and posts include a curated collection artwork with a caption calibrated to the season, weather or mood of the day. Intended to offer a transition from workday pressures, the art breaks offer moments of beauty, levity, unity or simply an opportunity to pause while discovering the breadth of the art collection. To enroll, caregivers can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org from their Cleveland Clinic email address.
In honor of Nurses Week, William J. O’Brien created a series of cheerful drawings in gratitude to caregivers on the front line during COVID-19. Cleveland Clinic Art Program collaborated with the artist to bring the hope-inspiring images directly to patients and caregivers through limited edition prints and digital platforms. Artwork: Tulips in Repose, 2020, print from watercolor, gouache, marker, pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen. On view at main campus.