Healthcare Design: Take a First Look at MetroHealth

The 11-story MetroHealth Acute Care Hospital in Cleveland is part of a 52-acre campus featuring a “hospital in a park” with 25 acres of dedicated green space to connect patients, visitors, and staff to nature. As part of the first hospital-driven eco-district in the world, the project is part of The MetroHealth System’s transformation master plan that emphasizes research-based care within a landscaped urban setting.

Each private patient room in the hospital will have the flexibility to incorporate ICU capabilities, accommodate family members that need to stay overnight, and feature floor-to-ceiling windows.

HGA and MetroHealth formed a research-focused “I-Team” to identify and address innovations and best practices to fulfill the health system’s promise to patients: to design a cost-effective, sustainable, and patient-focused hospital. The team examined innovations in space utilization in order to quickly adapt rooms to new delivery methods and processes—essentially developing a highly flexible, neutral platform—to better serve patients.

The result was a process-neutral design approach that can integrate current and unforeseen processes 50 years into the future. It also addresses the hospital’s four core values: human experience, clinical outcomes, energy and environment, and space optimization. The goal is to elevate best practices and provide the most technologically advanced and compassionate patient-care experience.

Take a First Look in Healthcare Design Magazine.