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, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.
MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.
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