University Hospitals to Start Two New Construction Projects in Cleveland Area
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
University Hospitals is busy at work in the Greater Cleveland area. It plans to bring a medical office building and a full-service outpatient center to Euclid and Solon, respectively.
Earlier this month, UH announced its plans to transform an existing 20,000-square-foot office building located on the northeast corner of Solon and SOM Center roads, in Solon, into a full-service outpatient center. It will be named the UH Solon Health Center.
Work on the project is scheduled to start in April. The facility will offer its patients at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital comprehensive pediatrics, internal medicine, allergy/immunology, dermatology, sports medicine, pulmonary and behavioral health, as well as advanced laboratory and radiology services.
“The new UH Solon Health Center enables us to bring the most frequently needed healthcare services closer to Solon residents,” said Michael Nochomovitz, M.D., president of UH Physician Services, in a statement for the press. “Additionally, a patient’s care at UH Solon Health Center will be fully integrated and coordinated with the expert care provided throughout the University Hospitals health system, including nearby UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood.”
According to a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, UH is also investing in a new medical office building in Euclid, at Lake Shore Boulevard. The new structure will go up adjacent to UH’s current building at E. 185th Street and Lake Shore Boulevard. It should be finished within 14 months.
At 24,000 square feet, the new facility will be about a third the size of the current building. It will, however, have a more efficient and modern design and will offer patients primary care services, pediatrics, podiatry, cardiology, urology and ophthalmology, among other services.
Moody Nolan is the project’s architect. Once it is complete, UH will tear down the current three-story medical office building and turn it into parking. Various local officials have expressed their hopes that UH will sell the land to the Cleveland Clinic for potential future expansion, as Cleveland Clinic’s 371-bed Euclid Hospital is located just next door. UH and the Cleveland Clinic are the two largest healthcare systems in the region — and are major competitors.
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