Cleveland Clinic set to open
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Clinic is
about to open two new facilities – constructed at a cost of $634 million
– that are equipped with state-of-the art information technology and
surgical systems. The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and the
Glickman Tower will open September 12.
The buildings will house the most technologically advanced heart and
urological care in the world, according to Cleveland Clinic executives,
including advanced 3-D imaging, robotic interventional surgical devices
and a fully computerized communications system.
The buildings represent the largest expansion in the Cleveland Clinic’s
history, adding nearly 1.3 million square feet to its main campus.
Physicians, nurses and other key care-givers were asked for their input
on how to create the most effective and innovative clinical environment.
“By integrating state-of-the-art clinical facilities, patient
accommodations, public areas with breathtaking views and artwork
throughout, the Miller Family Pavilion and Glickman Tower will provide a
healing environment intended to maximize the patient experience,” said
Bridget M. Duffy, MD, chief experience officer for the Cleveland Clinic.
The $506 million, nearly one-million-square-foot Miller Family Pavilion
will serve as the main entrance to the Cleveland Clinic and the new home
of the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute.
The $128 million, 330,000-square-foot, 12-story Glickman Tower, the new
home to the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, will feature
advanced clinical technology, a rooftop helipad for critically ill and
injured patients, a new dialysis unit with picturesque views and a
“For the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, our new building
represents the history of innovation we’ve contributed to the field and
the vastness of the contributions we are poised to lead in the future,”
said Andrew C. Novick, MD, chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney
Institute. “The space allows for us to continue our momentum in
pioneering new surgical techniques, incorporating the latest technology
and, most importantly, continuously improving outcomes for our
More than 37,000 supporters, in addition to lead philanthropists Carl D.
and Babs Glickman and Sydell Miller and her daughters, Stacie Halpern
and Lauren Spilman, contributed more than $385 million to the project.
“Cleveland Clinic has entered an era characterized by growth, innovation
and patient-centered care,” said Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, CEO and
president of the Cleveland Clinic. “The opening of the Miller Family
Pavilion and Glickman Tower is a transformational event for our health
Together, these structures will revolutionize the delivery of medical
care for patients and clinicians alike, placing the needs of patients
and their families at the center and providing the most state-of-the-art
healthcare experience possible.”
Founded in 1921 by four physicians, the Cleveland Clinic is a
not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates
clinical and hospital care with research and education.
For the fourteenth year in a row, Cleveland Clinic’s cardiac care has
been ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to the 2008 U.S.News & World
Report “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.
The survey recognizes Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best
hospitals overall, ranking the Clinic 4th in the country. Cleveland
Clinic ranked in all 16 specialties surveyed by the magazine. Ten of its
specialties were listed among the Top 10 in the United States and all of
the Clinic’s specialties placed in the nation’s top 25.