Turner Tops Out Ohio Hospital

By Eric Althoff

CLEVELAND—General contractor Turner Construction, based in New York, announced the recent topping out of MetroHealth’s new hospital project, located on the healthcare provider’s West 25th Street main campus on Cleveland’s West Side.

MetroHealth says that the new 10-story hospital, which began construction last December, will feature 270 private, single-occupancy patient rooms—each with the latest technology and floor-to-ceiling windows. Furthemore, the facility will also host a Women’s and Children’s Pavilion as well as areas devoted specifically for family space.

Turner Construction is working on the project in concert with construction management partners Adrian Maldonado and Associates, Ozanne Construction, McTech and Donley’s.

In a recent statement, Turner’s senior project manager, Jeff Abke, said that the project was able to continue safely despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s not just the hospital that needs the new spaces, it’s the 350 workers and their employers that need the continued revenue,” Abke said.

Construction on the $946 million project is being financed via hospital-revenue bonds.  The New Hospital, as it is known, will connect to the existing Critical Care Pavilion on the West 25th Street campus. When fully completed in 2022, the New Hospital will join the still-in-progress elements of a loading dock and central utility plant.

At a groundbreaking ceremony held last year, MetroHealth President and CEO Dr. Akram Boutros said that the hospital will be part of a long-needed revitalization of this area of Cleveland.

“It’s already bringing hope to thousands of people who felt left out of America’s rebound from the Great Recession and Cleveland’s great renaissance,” Akram said last year.  “It is clearly so much more than a hospital.”

The New Hospital is part of an overall redesign of the entire campus, which is estimated to be completed and ready for patients in 2023.