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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.

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About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 20 other MetroHealth locations. Two new hospitals have recently opened in Cleveland Heights and Parma, and MetroHealth also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992 by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio verified by the American Burn Association. MetroHealth also is home to a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

In the past year, MetroHealth provided more than 1.4 million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth is also an academic medical center committed to teaching and research; each of its active physicians holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. MetroHealth has earned Magnet status, which places it in the top six percent of all hospitals nationwide for nursing excellence.

MetroHealth’s mission is, “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” For more information, visit