At Cleveland Clinic Children's, children and families receive compassionate care from nationally and internationally renowned pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists.
The vision for the move is to house Pediatric Ambulatory services in one building. This will involve moving current departments and pediatric specialty programs from Crile, S Building and M Building. Cleveland Clinic Children’s leadership is working with Construction Management and HKS Architectural Firm to finalize the programming for the new outpatient center.
When Cleveland Clinic Children’s Outpatient Center opens fall of 2018, the space will centralize care for families and caregivers in an outpatient setting.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s is committed to providing exceptional patient care in a wide variety of medical specialties. Putting primary and specialty care services in one center will enhance multidisciplinary collaboration to improve patient care and outcomes. This means that our youngest patients and their families will have all of their healthcare needs met by a coordinated, efficient and comprehensive model.
New Home Features
Features of the newly renovated outpatient center include:
- Outpatient facility dedicated to children
- Expanded front entrance on Euclid Avenue with valet services
- Sibling drop off
- Centralized check-in on the first floor
- Positive distractions in the waiting area
- Separate "sensory" waiting area
- Education center for families
- Family restrooms
- Cafeteria with food offerings for all ages which will accommodate special dietary needs and medical conditions
- Children’s retail pharmacy
- Short term parking for pharmacy pick up
- Pediatric lab services
- Pediatric radiology services including x-ray and ultrasound testing
- Four procedure suites for outpatient procedures staffed by board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists
- 20 private infusion rooms
- Four ECHO rooms
- Three pulmonary function rooms
- Stress testing
- 65 exam rooms
- Blood draw lab with five private rooms
- Two lactation rooms
- New technologies focused on enhancing the care and experience for patients, families and caregivers
About the Outpatient Center
Fun Facts About the New Outpatient Center
- There is 64,000 square feet of new drywall which will cover more than a football field
- Each canopy column weighs over 8,500 lbs. which is equivalent to 2.4 times the weight of an average Toyota Camry
- There are 1,800 cubic yards of concrete planned for the front drop-off
- The weight of this concrete is equivalent to almost 300 typical school buses.
- The stone ballast used for the roofing system weighs 340 tons
- Each concrete footing will weigh over 60,000 lbs. which is equivalent to 18 Toyota Camry automobiles
- The project is changing 2,730 light fixtures in the building to LED, this is estimated to save Cleveland Clinic $25,000.00 per year in electric consumption
- 251 construction drawing sheets were created to detail the renovation
- 125 doors are being replaced or added new
- 280,000 feet or 53 miles of wire
- 80,000 feet or 15.15 miles of conduit
- 18,850 electrical couplings, connectors, fittings
- 1400 new wiring devices (switches, receptacles, etc.)
- 600 new lights
Quotes from Cleveland Clinic Children's Leadership
“When our new building opens on Sept. 24, it will be the first time in Cleveland Clinic Children’s history that the majority of pediatric subspecialists work together under one roof on main campus. Having our youngest patients see their providers in one location will provide a better patient and family experience as they may utilize our valet parking, pharmacy, café, sibling drop off and health education center. Being in one place will help our caregivers support each other as a stronger one Cleveland Clinic Children’s team.”
- Wadie Shabab, MD, R Building Medical Director, Primary Care Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Outpatient Operations Vice Chair
“The expansion of our procedure suites in our new building, utilizing leading-edge equipment will provide caregivers with more room to work and care for our youngest patients, including in the pre- and postoperative areas. Two rooms will be staffed with anesthesiologists for procedures requiring sedation, with a third room for nonsedated procedures ― and additional growth expected in the future. This new space will also help our caregivers continue to provide the highest quality care, while collaborating seamlessly with colleagues in related disciplines.”
- Marsha Kay, MD, R Building Procedures Medical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Department Chair, Pediatric Endoscopy Director
“Our goal is to provide children needing infusions with the most comfortable and the safest experience possible. With this move, we are expanding to 20 private infusion suites, two of which can be joined to form larger rooms for siblings receiving simultaneous treatment. Each suite will be furnished with the latest equipment, windows for natural lighting, semi-private bathrooms and more. We will also have a leading-edge infusion pharmacy complete with a pediatric robot. Our child life specialists and art and music therapists will continue to work alongside the medical team to help our patients and their families understand and manage their healthcare experiences.”
- Rabi Hanna, MD, R Building Pediatric Infusion Medical Director, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Department Chair
Quotes from Cleveland Clinic Children's Caregivers
We asked some of our Cleveland Clinic caregivers, “What are you most excited about with our move to the new outpatient center?”
“Taking care of complex pediatric illnesses, many of our patients need to see specialty consultants and have studies and procedures done outside of the department. Currently, children might have to travel throughout the campus to several different buildings to have these done. I am so excited that most of these services in the new building will be able to be provided all under the same roof!”
- Aron Flagg, MD, Staff and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
“First, the most exciting thing is to finally be able to give the patients and families what they want, a building to house Cleveland Clinic Children’s outpatient services. Second, I am looking forward to the added communication, teamwork, and camaraderie that we will establish and build upon once under the same roof. This is going to help us make sure that we continue to provide the best care possible and put the patient first! Lastly, the overall look and feel of the building is going to add to patient experience and employee satisfaction.”
- Tanya Lucik, RN, Care Coordinator, Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis
“Having all our specialties under one roof will make it so much easier for our families as they won’t have to walk blocks between appointments, lab work, radiology, etc. It is also great for caregivers to work alongside one another – it should make processes and procedures more efficient.”
- Shannon Sonnhalter, Senior Manager, Child life
“Cleveland Clinic is always reinventing itself. It’s not about building more facilities but reinventing what we have to stay progressive. It’s at the core of the beliefs that guide our departments. Learn from the past to move ahead into the future. I look forward to seeing my patients in a calmer location away from the ICU. This will allow for a peaceful setting for the kids. I love that we have a building of our own and we are more visible in Cleveland. When I started 7 years ago, I would introduce myself at national conferences as an employee of Cleveland Clinic Children’s…the immediate response was “There’s a Children’s Hospital?” …now they don’t flinch. We have made new waves in Pediatric Cardiology.”
- Neha Soni-Patel, Education Coordinator - Pediatric Echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology
“Having ample office space and resources (food models, etc.) to better educate my patients!”
- Jennifer Hyland, RD, CSP, LD, Registered dietitian, Pediatric Nutrition
Quotes from Parents of Patients at Cleveland Clinic Children's
“I am excited to see the new building being a child-friendly, inclusive space for continuity of care.”
- Joellen Podoll
“I am looking forward to a more child-friendly décor/space with many specialties in one area.”
- Molly Kraynik
“The comfort and community that will be enabled by housing all families under the same roof will create such synergy and cohesion for patients, families, & caregivers, and will truly give children that world class experience.”
- Traci Tigue
News & Events
News & Events
Find up-to-date information about Cleveland Clinic Children’s new home for pediatric care.
- The Jones Day Foundation provides Cleveland Clinic Children's With Lead Gift for Construction
- Cleveland Clinic Consolidating Care in New $20-million Children's Center
- Coming Soon: A New Home for Cleveland Clinic Children's
See how construction is progressing at Cleveland Clinic's Children's new home.
This important renovation project will not be realized without generous philanthropic partners who wish to join us in creating a warm, welcoming environment that our young patients and their families deserve. State-of-the-art technology and family-friendly features can significantly enhance the family experience and ease anxiety. The only path to fulfilling our vision, however, is with the help of individuals and organizations who share our belief in the importance of innovative, compassionate care for our youngest and most vulnerable patients.
We invite you to consider making an investment in the health and happiness of the next generation as we work on a quick timeline and limited budget to make this unique children’s outpatient center a reality. While research and support services will always be important philanthropic priorities of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, never before has there been such a critical need with such an accelerated timeline.
We are grateful for the generous leadership level gifts received from the Jones Day Foundation, the Umberto P. Fedeli, Jr. Family, and an anonymous donor, which have allowed us to launch our fundraising efforts and have inspired others to join this important initiative.
With your help today, we can fulfill our vision of a wonderful healing environment for our youngest patients and their families tomorrow.
- To learn how you can become a part of this exciting initiative, please visit our Children's New Home Giving Page.