Metrohealth Southpoint Garage demolition
Watch the demolition live the weekends of Dec. 15 and 22
Preparations are underway for the demolition of MetroHealth's Southpoint Parking Garage, which is scheduled to take place the weekends of Dec. 15 and 22.
The project will be streamed live on two web cams. One camera is focused on the bridge that connects the garage to the Critical Care Pavilion. The bridge will be removed over a four-hour period beginning at 6 a.m. on Dec. 15.
A crane will be used to do the heavy lifting, lowering the bridge to Southpoint Drive, where it will be dismantled.
Immediately following removal of the bridge, demolition of the Southpoint Garage will begin. A web cam facing the garage from Scranton Road will capture this activity.
The garage is expected to be leveled by the end of the year and cleared by mid-January for construction of the new hospital to begin.
MetroHealth's construction team is working closely with the MetroHealth Police Department, emergency responders and clinical staff to ensure a smooth operation.
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.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.