MetroHealth Critical Care

In making Cleveland a sustainable city and as part of MetroHealth’s transformation project, services and facilities were redesigned for better efficiency and access for patients and visitors. City of Cleveland Chief of Staff Ken Silliman was joined by Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, president and CEO of MetroHealth, elected officials, and other members of the community for the MetroHealth Beam Signing event held in the Critical Care Pavilion (CCP) of the Emergency Department Rotunda in Cleveland.

This event commemorated a new milestone as MetroHealth’s Emergency Department Critical Care Pavilion construction approaches steps toward completing the redesign of the department. The final steel beam will be raised to the top of the Critical Care Pavilion of the Emergency Department. Chief Silliman was among the several guests who placed their signatures on the structure of the beam.

The 75,000 square-foot expansion of the CCP will add 85 medical and surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) private patient rooms to the top of the current structure that houses MetroHealth’s Emergency Department and operating rooms. The goal is to centralize all critical care services, making transport of patients easy and efficient.  The new ICU will provide a healing environment for patients and a comfortable space for loved ones. Also, the new changes will give clinical workers access to state-of-the-art technology for high-quality patient care. Additionally, the facility will also include two Special Disease Care Units for Ebola or other highly contagious diseases.

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica