MENTOR, Ohio — The Cleveland Clinic broke ground Monday at the site of their new $80 million Mentor Hospital, which is slated to open in early 2023 with service for patients in Lake and northern Geauga counties.
“We are excited to shape the future of healthcare and provide access to the broader community,” said CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. “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.”
Cleveland Clinic currently has eight locations throughout Lake County. The goal of the new hospital is to provide patients with access to full-range service by the beginning of 2023. Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital will manage the new site, which officials say will allow for smooth access and staffing between both hospitals.
“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.”
Patients with shorter hospital visits will be served at the Mentor Hospital. Patients with specialized care will be transferred to other Cleveland Clinic locations, including Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital or the main campus. Mentor’s site will have a helipad to allow for immediate transportations when necessary.
Mentor Hospital will provide inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. Their services will specialize in digestive diseases and general surgery, urology, heart and vascular medicine, orthopedics, pulmonary care and on-site labs and imaging.
A feature of the hospital’s design, officials say, is its flexibility to adapt or expand based on the community’s needs. Mentor Hospital will have 34 inpatient/observation rooms, 19 emergency department beds, up to 25 outpatient rooms, four operating rooms and 12 pre-/post-anesthesia care beds.