By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer
The MetroHealth System on Monday will break ground on the centerpiece of its $946-million transformation plan, an 11-story 264-bed hospital on its main campus on West 25th Street in Cleveland.
The transformation project kicked off in 2014, and already has included the expansion of the system’s Critical Care Pavilion and the construction of a new parking garage, among other things. Later, a new central utility plant will be built.
Construction of the hospital is expected to be complete in 2022, and the first patients will be seen in early 2023. Once the new hospital is operational, demolition of MetroHealth’s iconic towers will begin.