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Our new main hospital, now under construction on our West 25th Street campus, is more than halfway done.

Workers installed the final beam of structural steel in August, and the building’s glass and terra-cotta exterior should be complete by mid-spring 2021. Interior work — on concrete, drywall, plumbing, wiring, ducts and more — continues by a construction crew that has grown to more than 400 skilled workers.

The project, which broke ground in April 2019, remains on time and on budget. We expect to welcome the first patients to the building in the autumn of 2022.

If you’ve been on our main campus or driven along the famed “MetroHealth curve” in recent weeks, you’ve certainly seen the stunning 11-floor structure taking shape.

And now the new hospital has a name, too.

In December, MetroHealth announced a historic $42 million gift from JoAnn and Bob Glick. It’s the largest donation in our 183-year history and the third-largest gift ever from individuals to a public hospital system in America.

The Glicks’ generosity will support MetroHealth programs and initiatives that align with their passion for improving community health, especially for women and children.

Although none of the $42 million will be used for construction, the new main hospital will be named The MetroHealth Glick Center in recognition of the gift.

“JoAnn and Bob’s generosity and their passion for equity, community health, and innovation will mean healthier children, healthier families and a healthier Cleveland,” said Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, MetroHealth’s President and CEO. “In the decades to come, people will recognize The MetroHealth Glick Center as a beacon that has helped guide our community to better health, eliminating health disparities and ushering a new era of health care while serving everyone and anyone.”

Want to see how construction is progressing on The MetroHealth Glick Center? Visit the MetroHealth Transformation page and click “virtual tour and live feed” to access live 24-hour construction cameras.

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