Cleveland Clinic Celebrates Groundbreaking of Lakewood Family Health Center

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The Cleveland Clinic in Lakewood broke ground on the new Lakewood Family Health Center on April 4. The new center is slated for completion in summer 2018, and is being constructed to meet community health and wellness needs in the city of Lakewood.

This 62,000-square-foot building has a budget of $34 million. Bostwick Design Partnership in Cleveland will lead the design of the project, while Whiting-Turner also based in Cleveland, is serving as the general contractor. The new center will be the Cleveland Clinic’s 19th family health center. The new center will offer specialty care, family medicine, imaging, chronic disease management, the Center for LGBT Care (the 2nd of its kind for Cleveland Clinic) and will feature a new state-of-the-art emergency department. The exam rooms will have a “patient-centered” design, intended to foster more engagement between patient and provider.

Services in the new Lakewood Family Health Center will include family medicine, internal medicine and a 24/7 full-service emergency department. The new center will include imaging and lab services, diabetes education and chronic disease care. The LGBT center will have providers who are sensitive to and specialize in the health needs of LGBT patients.

The new family center will have access to the Cleveland Clinic Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, and an ambulance equipped for on-site stroke diagnosis and treatment. The building will also include behavioral health services, as well as a center for brain health. The Lakewood Family Health Center will also offer many specialty services including urology, nephrology, pulmonology, allergy, general surgery, colorectal surgery, cardiology, neurology and endocrinology. Additionally, the Cleveland Clinic (Fairview Hospital) Family Medicine Residency Program in conjunction with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Cleveland will be present at the facility.

In addition to building the new center, the Cleveland Clinic, the city of Lakewood and the Lakewood Hospital Association in Cleveland have teamed together to establish a new $32 million nonprofit foundation to address community health and wellness needs in the city of Lakewood.