Cleveland Clinic broke ground this morning at the future site of Cleveland Clinic Mentor Hospital. The new hospital in Mentor will serve patients in Lake and northern Geauga counties.
“We are excited to shape the future of healthcare and provide access to the broader community,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Today marks the start of a new hospital concept, based on the needs of the community. Our goal is to serve patients at Mentor Hospital, while also making the entire health system available for additional care when needed.”
The ceremonial groundbreaking included Dr. Mihaljevic, Donald A. Malone Jr., M.D., President, Ohio Hospitals and Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic; Richard Parker, M.D., President, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital; Alice Kim, M.D., Medical Director, Medical Operations, Cleveland Clinic; and Kenneth J. Filipiak, Mentor City Manager.
“Cleveland Clinic evaluated the healthcare needs of Lake County residents and current area services to determine how Mentor Hospital could best serve the community,” said Dr. Malone. “We are looking forward to offering a broader scope of services in Lake County, along with the full support of the entire Cleveland Clinic health system.”
Cleveland Clinic has eight healthcare locations in Lake County. With the addition of a hospital in early 2023, patients will have access to a full range of services. Mentor Hospital will be managed by Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, allowing for seamless access and staffing between facilities.
Mentor Hospital is expected to serve patients who have shorter hospital stays with follow-up care at home, based on their less critical needs. If patients need more acute or specialized care, they will be transferred to the appropriate Cleveland Clinic location, such as Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital or main campus. A helipad will be built to allow the immediate transport of patients when necessary.
Mentor Hospital is designed with today’s patient in mind. More people prefer to receive care in an office or at-home setting, and often choose to do so virtually. The hospital will provide inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. Focus will be placed on services in digestive diseases and general surgery, urology, heart and vascular medicine, orthopedics and pulmonary care. In addition, there will be on-site laboratory and imaging services.
Cleveland Clinic is investing approximately $80 million to build Mentor Hospital.
The hospital’s design will allow for flexibility to adapt or expand based on changing and future community needs. When it opens, Mentor Hospital will feature 34 inpatient/observation rooms, 19 emergency department beds, up to 25 outpatient rooms, four operating rooms and 12 pre-/post-anesthesia care beds.