Hammes Company Selected as Owner’s Rep for MetroHealth’s Campus Transformation
The MetroHealth System has selected Hammes Company, the nation’s leading healthcare facilities development company, as the Owner’s Rep for the campus transformation. Hammes Company has a rich project history of managing large capital redevelopment programs for hospital systems in the United States, with experience managing more than 57 million square feet of complex expansion, renovation, replacement and greenfield campus development projects. In this role for MetroHealth, the firm will oversee all project management aspects of the construction, ensuring that plans are completed on schedule. Local firms Moody Nolan and Signet will partner with Hammes Company in the Owner’s Rep role. MetroHealth’s Board of Trustees approved hiring the companies at its regularly scheduled board meeting last night.
MetroHealth is delivering on its commitment to making diversity and local hiring top priorities in the construction of the new campus. Moody Nolan is the largest African-American owned and operated architecture firm in the country. The firm managed the renovation of the MetroHealth Lyndhurst Health Center in 2016. Signet is a Cleveland-based firm, which served as the Owner’s Rep for the building of the MetroHealth Brecksville Health and Surgery Center.
The three firms will work from a new space on the ground floor of a building at MetroHealth’s main campus that has been designated as construction headquarters. The shared location was designed for improved communication and collaboration, which will result in time and cost savings.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.