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 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.