CLEVELAND — Cleveland Clinic announced plans for a new building and a major expansion to an existing building – one to bring all of the clinic’s neurological care services under one roof, and another to accommodate rapidly-growing patient eye care and research needs.
The new 400,000-square-foot facility for the Neurological Institute will be located on Euclid Avenue just east of East 96th Street, and will bring together services currently delivered in eight locations, according to a news release from Cleveland Clinic.
The release states services that will be offered at the new building include digitized patient evaluations, imaging, neuro simulation training, infusion therapy, neurodiagnostics, and brain mapping suites as well as research space dedicated to investigating new therapies. It will also serve as a center for neurology-related distance health care and digitized data processing and management, offering access to care for patients who live far away.
Right now, there are over 1,700 Neurological Institute caregivers providing care to 225,000 patients a year, according to Cleveland Clinic. Patient volumes are projected to increase to over 300,000 by 2025.
“The new Cleveland Clinic neurological building will enable us to centralize and advance the care we provide in an environment specifically designed around the unique needs of people with neurological conditions,” said Andre Machado, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Neurological Institute and the Charles and Christine Carroll Family Endowed Chair in Functional Neurosurgery. “It will become the hub for patient centered-care, distance health, digitization, discovery and innovation. A building fully dedicated to neurological care will enable us to provide leading-edge treatment options to restore neurological function and improve quality of life while making progress towards developing the care of tomorrow.”
Cole Eye Institute expansion
The Cole Eye Institute has grown dramatically over the last 10 years, and now has one of the highest patient volumes in the country, Cleveland Clinic representatives said. Patient visits have gone from 130,000 a year in 2008 to more than 310,000 in 2018.
The Cole Eye Institute expansion will add over 100,000 square feet to the existing building to accommodate the increasing patient eye care and research needs.
The addition will feature an ophthalmic surgical center, a new Center of Excellence in Ophthalmic Imaging, an expanded simulation center for education and training, and a larger research center to allow for more eye research and consolidate existing labs house at different locations, the release states.
The current Cole Eye Institute building has served us well but we have surpassed its clinical, surgical, research and educational capacity,” said Daniel F. Martin, M.D., chair of the Cole Eye Institute and the Barbara and A. Malachi Mixon III Institute Chair of Ophthalmology. “The new state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide exceptional clinical, diagnostic and surgical services for the entire range of eye diseases, as well as to facilitate research and discovery of the next generation of new therapies.”
Both expansions will be supported in large part by “philanthropy and the power of giving,” clinic officials said.
Groundbreaking for the Cole Eye Institute expansion is slated for 2020, and groundbreaking for the Neurological Institute will happen within the next two years.