New Hospital for East Side
- Jun 11, 2015
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Cleveland is getting another hospital. University Hospitals plans to open a new primary-care clinic for women and children at Euclid Avenue and E. 57th Street, on the city’s East Side.
According to The Plain Dealer, on June 8, the Cleveland City Council voted to approve the sale of a 4.5-acre, city-owned site to the health system. University Hospitals plans to use the land for the construction of a 40,000-square-foot medical clinic for women and children. The total cost of the project is expected to be $15 million.
The 4.5-acre site will be the new home of UH’s Rainbow Ambulatory Practice and the Women’s Health Clinic. These two facilities are currently located at the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, which was recently recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s annual children’s hospital rankings as the third best in neonatology, and among the nation’s 10 best children’s hospitals in orthopaedics.
The new clinic could open in late 2017 or early 2018. It will not only establish UH as an anchor for Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor but also create 260 jobs and bring in $312,000 each year in additional income taxes, according to city administrators.
At the same time, The Plain Dealer said that the city council approved the sale of a neighboring parcel to Hemingway Development, a division of the Streetsboro-based Geis Cos. The company plans to build a 140,000-square-foot medical campus there. Although the prices of the two parcels were not disclosed, the city is expected to sell them for fair market value. The most recent appraisal placed the land value at about $174,500 an acre for the entire 11-acre site.