MetroHealth Selects Master Architect and Engineer for Campus Transformation
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. Chosen
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) will lead the design planning, architecture and engineering of The MetroHealth System’s campus transformation, which includes the construction of a new hospital tower on its West 25th Street main campus. MetroHealth’s Board of Trustees approved the national firm at its regularly scheduled board meeting on June 28.
“HGA demonstrated clearly that it has the motivation, imagination, experience and knowledge to undertake a project as large -- and as important to Cuyahoga County -- as the nearly $1 billion MetroHealth campus transformation,” said Walter Jones, senior vice president of campus transformation at MetroHealth. “This firm truly was the best qualified candidate for the job, and it best understood our goals and aspirations.”
15 firms responded to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Master Architect and Engineer of Record. The scope of work outlined in the proposal included the design for a hospital tower, connector building to the existing Critical Care Pavilion and a new central utility plant. All proposals were reviewed and ranked, with the top four firms making in-person presentations to a selection committee.
The new structures assigned to HGA are an integral part of the future of MetroHealth, and make up the majority of the campus transformation project, estimated for completion in 2023.
According to a report from Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, MetroHealth’s transformation plan may support up to 5,618 new and existing jobs that could result in $873.3 million in total output of economic benefit for Cuyahoga County. The study says the city of Cleveland would see most of the impact, with more than 3,200 jobs supported and a total economic benefit of more than $513 million.
Next, MetroHealth will select a Construction Manager at Risk for the new 1200-1500 car parking garage, which it plans to start building at the end of summer.
To view other projects that HGA has worked on, visit: https://hga.com/projects
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.