Traffic Pattern Changing on Scranton Road Due to MetroHealth Construction Project
A new walkway from the MetroHealth Emergency Department to the new hospital under construction is being built along Scranton Road.
Construction of the one-story, floor-to-ceiling, glass-enclosed walkway starts July 7, with excavation and drilling 80 feet into the bedrock to prepare the foundation.
The work in front of MetroHealth’s Emergency Department — between Southpoint Drive and the entrance of the Emergency Department — will narrow Scranton Road into two lanes, one in each direction, until the end of the year. The work will also include an expanded parking lot.
The Emergency Department will still be accessible for patient drop-off and pick-up. Valet services will still be available there.
MetroHealth Police will direct traffic during busy times. All of the work is expected to be done by the end of this year.
MetroHealth continues to try and minimize any inconveniences caused by the new hospital campus construction.
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.