MENTOR, Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Mentor Hospital opened today to care for its first patients, becoming the city of Mentor’s first hospital and Cleveland Clinic’s first in Lake County.
“We are pleased to open Mentor Hospital and expand our services for residents of Lake and Geauga counties,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, and holder of the Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair. “Mentor Hospital is a new hospital concept, based on the needs of the community, and supports our goal of providing every patient the best care and experience possible.”
Located at 8300 Norton Parkway near Interstate 90 and Ohio State Route 615, Mentor Hospital will 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.
Mentor Hospital features 34 inpatient/observation rooms, 23 outpatient rooms, 19 emergency department beds, 12 pre-/post-anesthesia care beds and four operating rooms.
“We evaluated the needs of the community to determine how to best serve patients at Mentor Hospital,” said Donald A. Malone Jr., M.D., president of Cleveland Clinic Ohio Hospitals and Family Health Centers. “Mentor Hospital will offer a broad scope of services and have the support of the entire Cleveland Clinic health system.”
Outpatient services include bariatric surgery, cardiology, digestive disease, general and colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, urology, pulmonary medicine, orthopaedics and sports medicine. Inpatient care consists of primary care, orthopaedics and general surgery. Lab and imaging services are also available at the hospital.
Mentor Hospital has the city’s first 24-hour Emergency Department, which includes a drive-through canopy for EMS vehicles.
The hospital will be managed by Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, allowing for easy access and staffing between facilities.
“Mentor Hospital is a ‘hospital of the future’ that will serve patients’ needs today and for generations to come,” said Richard Parker, M.D., president of Hillcrest and Mentor hospitals. “The hospital’s modular design is versatile, allowing us the opportunity to expand in the future, if needed, to meet changing community needs.”
The hospital is designed for high energy performance, including:
- On-site solar energy production with a solar panel array
- Storm-water retention and management
- Electric vehicle charging capabilities
- On-site covered bike parking
Other sustainability initiatives include the preservation of natural wetlands and woodlands at the multi-acre site.
Cleveland Clinic has eight other facilities in Lake and Geauga counties, including primary care offices in Chardon, Concord, Madison, the Mentor Wayside Building, and at the Willoughby Hills Family Health Center.
Mentor Hospital is Cleveland Clinic’s 23rd hospital and the first new hospital in northeast Ohio since Avon Hospital opened in 2016.