MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Lozick Cancer Pavilion yesterday, beginning the construction of a 10,600-square-foot addition to the hospital’s existing cancer center. A significant donation from The Lozick Family Foundation will fund the new construction that will incorporate a home-like healing environment centered on the patient experience, similar to the Taussig Cancer Center on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.
The new structure, located at the south end of Hillcrest’s campus, will focus on improving the experience of patients by implementing patient and caregiver feedback which was instrumental during the building’s design phase.
A direct connection between the building’s lower-level radiation therapy services and the second-floor oncology spaces will be created. Infusion treatments will be offered in both private and community rooms. Donor support also will enable a patient navigator to help guide each patient throughout their cancer care journey. The second floor will include dedicated music and art therapy rooms for patients, along with other support services.
The new innovative physical spaces will be more patient-friendly and tailored to the specific needs of cancer patients. Design features include abundant natural light, views of green space, natural elements and specially selected artwork. To help improve access to the cancer center, there will be a covered entrance leading to a central patient check-in, as well as dedicated valet parking and convenient patient drop-off.
Along with the new construction, plans include interior renovations of the existing space.
“The Lozick Cancer Pavilion will be transformative in many ways,” says Richard Parker, M.D., president of Hillcrest Hospital. “This expansion is solely focused on the patient. Providing world-class care to our patients, and in turn our community, is a commitment we proudly make today and for the future.
“This project is important for Cleveland Clinic as we celebrate our centennial year,” Dr. Parker continued. “It is the first new capital project breaking ground to kick off our second century of caring for life, researching for health and educating those who serve. The generosity, partnership and commitment to our patients from donors has significant impact in a project like this and other projects throughout our health system.”
Construction is expected to begin in August with completion in the summer of 2023. All hospital and cancer center services will continue to be provided during construction.
“We are grateful to The Lozick Family Foundation for their substantial gift which will benefit patients throughout our community,” says Vinit Makkar, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic Regional Oncology, East Region. “The new facility and expansion will provide a warm and inviting space for patients to seek care.”