CLEVELAND, Ohio — Workers are putting the final touches on the MetroHealth System Glick Center ahead of its opening on Saturday, Oct. 15. The 370-bed hospital will replace the old towers on MetroHealth’s W. 25th Street campus.
The hospital system will celebrate its new facility on Saturday, Oct. 8 with a MetroHealth Glick Center Community Day. The free public event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes the Cleveland Metroparks mobile nature center, the Cleveland Museum of Art mobile art studio, dance performances and more, gathering in the Glick Center’s green space.
The $759 million Glick Center’s design, from patient rooms to artwork, is meant to promote healing and a sense of community, MetroHealth officials said during a media tour on Thursday.
Digitally coded ID badges will admit visitors only to the floor where their loved one is hospitalized, to protect patient privacy.
Patient rooms have lifts attached to ceilings, sleeping areas for family members and large flatscreens that display the patient’s care plan for the day.
The pediatric department features indoor and outdoor play areas, and a colorful jungle-themed mural created by Cleveland artist Derek Brennan.
The mural is just one of numerous artworks artwork specifically commissioned for Glick, and created by artists from Greater Cleveland and around the world.
“It’s all here to help patients heal,” said Dr. Jennifer Bailit, chief medical officer for MetroHealth. “It’s a healing place for families and patients.”