AVON, Ohio – Starting Tuesday, patients will be able to access care at the Cleveland Clinic without traveling to town when the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital opens.
For an earlier preview, the hospital will host a community open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with a tour of the new facility.
Clinic officials said Avon Hospital is the first Cleveland Clinic regional hospital to be built in Ohio and is billed as “the hospital of the future.” The five-story, 212,000 square foot building was constructed on the north side of the existing Richard E. Jacobs Health Center off Nagel Road.
The hospital was built at a cost of $ 161 million and includes 126 private hospital rooms in addition to an intensive care unit, new operating rooms, a cardiac catheterization laboratory, a pharmacy and a laboratory. The health centre’s existing emergency and radiology departments were also expanded.
The hospital employs more than 500 healthcare professionals and support staff. There are also around 500 employees at the adjacent health center, which opened in 2011.
In an opening ceremony Thursday, the new building was named “The Roseann Park Family Tower” by Ray Park in honor of his wife, Roseann. Parks are longtime members of the Cleveland Clinic board of directors and philanthropic supporters of Northeast Ohio.
“The Avon Hospital marks a historic breakthrough for the Cleveland Clinic,” said Dr. Toby Cosgrove, president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, in a press release. “This is the first regional hospital that we have designed and built from scratch. It is a new type of hospital for a new era. It incorporates everything we have learned about delivering 21st century health care.
Officials said the new hospital will provide modern facilities for patients and staff.
“All doctors, nurses and clinical staff in the hospital can talk to each other instantly, from anywhere in the hospital, using wireless communication devices,” the press release said. “Each private room has an interactive television that allows patients to directly access their electronic medical records, view educational videos specific to their medical care, and monitor their room temperature, among other features.”
The press release indicates that the addition of eHospital enables caregivers to monitor the most critically ill patients in intensive care with a remote system that allows doctors and nurses to respond to patient needs even faster.
“These new technologies improve the patient experience, shorten hospital stays, improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital costs,” the statement said.
The Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital will provide care in more than a dozen specialties, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, urology, gynecology, medicine hospital, vascular medicine and vascular surgery. Patients with more complex conditions or requiring highly specialized treatment can be transferred seamlessly within the Cleveland Clinic healthcare system.
“For the first time, patients in Lorain County and further west will have access to a full-service Cleveland Clinic hospital near their home,” said Dr. Rebecca Starck, president of the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital . “As the first hospital directly connected to one of our family health centers, the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital will help us take advantage of the exceptional care we already provide on our campus, now offering patients the full range of care that they need. “
The new hospital is the last since the $ 93 million Jacobs Health Center opened in 2011 and an emergency services center added to the center in September 2012.
Officials said the Jacobs Health Center has become the Cleveland Clinic’s busiest family health center. Each month, the health center receives an average of 42,000 patient visits and the 24-hour emergency department receives an average of 2,400 patients.