MetroHealth expands Severance facility with addition of short-stay hospital
MetroHealth has announced plans to convert its Cleveland Heights facility into a community hospital that will focus on caring for patients who benefit from shorter hospital stays.
Construction is set to be completed by the end of 2017, with the facility ready for patients by January 2018.
MetroHealth’s current Cleveland Heights medical office, located at 10 Severance Circle, has an emergency department, lab, pharmacy and radiology services. It will become a community hospital with the addition of 12 single-occupancy patient rooms.
"We are so pleased to see MetroHealth expanding service in Cleveland Heights,” said Tanisha Briley, Cleveland Heights city manager. “This investment will not only provide new health care options for our residents and the surrounding communities, it will also create economic benefits in a high priority area for redevelopment in our city."
According to Cleveland Heights Council Member Mary Dunbar, MetroHealth’s expansion of its Severance facility will create 25 new jobs.
The new hospital will feature single-occupancy rooms, with ample space to accommodate family members. The units, designed to create a soothing atmosphere, will include noise-minimizing floors, and lighting to support a patient’s recovery.
MetroHealth is planning a similar expansion at its Parma site.
The announcement comes as MetroHealth is undergoing a major campus transformation, with plans to build a new 12-story hospital tower on its main campus. The expansion is part of MetroHealth’s strategy to keep its focus on offering patients access to all levels of care within their own communities.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.