Southwest General Breaks Ground on $128 Million Expansion Project

A groundbreaking ceremony for Southwest General’s “Building For Your Future” project was held May 8 on the north side of the Main Campus, along Bagley Road.


From left to right – Southwest General President and CEO Thomas Selden, Southwest Board Member Anthony Ripepi, Councilman Dave Bortolotto, Mayor Gary W. Starr, Council President Alan Budney, Councilman John Grech, Councilman Ray Guttmann, Councilman Matt McGregor.

In late 2011, members of the Southwest General Health System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a capital investment construction project to secure the hospital’s place in the future of health care delivery in Northeast Ohio.

The project will include the creation of a new, expanded Emergency Room, development of a new critical care unit, and construction of a patient parking garage on the north side of the Main Campus. Phase Two of the project will include the creation of a new patient bed tower with 100 private patient rooms, renovation of the current patient rooms into private rooms, and creation of a new main entrance for the hospital. Board approval for Phase Two will be sought in the fall of 2012.

Completion of the entire project is slated for late 2015.

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