Central to a grasp plan to rework The MetroHealth System’s principal campus in Cleveland, the 800,000-square-foot Glick Middle opened in November 2022 as a catalyst to convey hope and therapeutic to the town’s numerous and economically challenged West Facet. (For extra on the undertaking, learn this HCD journal characteristic.)
The undertaking was submitted to the Design Showcase by HGA (Milwaukee). And whereas it’s primed to ship care effectively right now, it’s prepared for the longer term due to a “process-neutral” platform that solutions a name to realize limitless flexibility to adapt to vary in each expertise and care supply.
To that finish, the constructing design leverages modular and open ground plans, movable partitions, prefabricated elements, and demountable techniques that enable rooms and areas to be rapidly reconfigured. Service platforms are common to allow straightforward flexing between service traces, as wanted.
In the meantime, the grasp plan additional establishes the $608 million undertaking as a “hospital in a park” in response to a scarcity of greenspace within the surrounding group; when accomplished, the hospital shall be surrounded by 25 acres of landscaped parks.
The design additional serves the group via its arts program, offering house for music, dance, theater, and visible arts.
Jennifer Kovacs Silvis is editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design and will be reached at [email protected].