MetroHealth broke ground on May 9 for its Middleburg Heights Health Center, which will provide services to southwestern Cuyahoga County residents. The health center will encompass approximately 57,000 square feet and will offer MetroExpressCare, imaging, primary care, and a variety of specialty services including cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology and physical and occupational therapy.
Vice Chairman of the MetroHealth Board of Trustees Tom McDonald kicked off the event thanking fellow board members, MetroHealth physicians and staff, and City of Middleburg Heights and County officials for making the new site a reality. “As stewards of this great community treasure, it is important for us to help build for the future, and that is exactly what we are doing here in Middleburg Heights.”
Mayor Gary Starr stated he was thrilled to be welcoming MetroHealth into Middleburg Heights. “Middleburg Heights is a thriving community and this new Health Center will be a significant addition for our residents. The center is in a gateway area and we believe that the exterior design will provide a welcoming beacon to our residents and visitors as they enter our city. MetroHealth has worked diligently to understand the needs of our community and they are committed meeting our healthcare needs well into the future.”
Planning for the new center has been done in conjunction with Middleburg Heights City Council, the Mayor and his cabinet and has had close involvement with Charles Bichara, Economic Development Director. The center will bring an additional 60 jobs into the area as well as 150,000 construction man-hours for the building process.
The new center is scheduled to be open in mid-2013.