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Cleveland Clinic to Open the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and Glickman Tower This Fall

2008-08-15 06:00:00

 New Buildings Will Offer a State-of-the-Art Patient Experience, Combining

            Leading-Edge Medicine With "Patients First" Approach

    CLEVELAND, Aug. 15 /EMWNews/ -- Cleveland Clinic is about to usher

in a new era of advanced, patient-centered healthcare with the opening of

the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and the Glickman Tower this


    The buildings represent the largest, most significant expansion in

Cleveland Clinic's history, adding nearly 1.3 million square feet to its

main campus.

    "Cleveland Clinic has entered an era characterized by growth,

innovation and patient-centered care," said Delos M. "Toby" Cosgrove, M.D.,

CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic. "The opening of the Miller Family

Pavilion and Glickman Tower is a transformational event for our health

system. Together, these structures will revolutionize the delivery of

medical care for patients and clinicians alike, placing the needs of

patients and their families at the center and providing the most

state-of-the-art healthcare experience possible."

    More than 37,000 supporters, in addition to lead philanthropists Carl

D. and Babs Glickman and Sydell Miller and her daughters, Stacie Halpern

and Lauren Spilman, helped make these impressive structures a reality,

contributing in excess of $385 million to offset the project's total cost.

A virtual tour of this historic project is accessible at .

    Cleveland Clinic will kick off the opening celebration of the two

landmark buildings on Sept. 12. Patients will be moved between the end of

September and the beginning of November.

    The new buildings, characterized by their modernity and open and

soothing spaces, provide the latest in medical technology coupled with the

most advanced healing environment.

    A rooftop plaza, an assortment of retail stores and food options, more

than 1,000 works of art throughout the buildings and a tree-lined boulevard

with six reflecting pools leading to Cleveland Clinic's new main entrance

will magnify the Miller Family Pavilion and Glickman Tower's impact. Every

aspect of this immense medical complex was designed with patients' needs in

mind, from the most basic to the most complex.

    The nearly 1-million-square-foot Miller Family Pavilion will serve as

the main entrance to Cleveland Clinic and the new home of the Cleveland

Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute, ranked No. 1 in the nation for heart

care by U.S. News & World Report since 1995. The Miller Family Pavilion

cost approximately $506 million, including medical equipment and


    "This is truly an exciting advance in the overall future of Cleveland

Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute and in the treatment of cardiovascular

disease," said Bruce Lytle, M.D., Chairman, Heart & Vascular Institute.

"This is also a true testament of how Cleveland is establishing itself as a

destination for exceptional healthcare, delivering the highest quality

patient care in a world-class facility."

    The 330,000-square-foot, 12-story Glickman Tower, the new home to the

Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, will feature advanced clinical

technology, a rooftop helipad for critically ill and injured patients and a

new dialysis unit with picturesque views, as well as a sky-lit great hall.

The Glickman Tower cost $128 million to build.

    "For the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, our new building

represents the history of innovation we've contributed to the field and the

vastness of the contributions we are poised to lead in the future," said

Andrew C. Novick, M.D., Chairman, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute.

"The space allows for us to continue our momentum in pioneering new

surgical techniques, incorporating the latest technology, and, most

importantly, continuously improving outcomes for our patients."

    Together, the Miller Family Pavilion and Glickman Tower will house the

most technologically advanced heart and urological care in the world

including advanced 3-D imaging, robotic interventional surgical devices and

a fully computerized communications system, providing patients with

unparalleled medical care. Designed with the input of countless physicians,

nurses and other key constituencies, the buildings create the most

effective and innovative clinical environment possible.

    "By integrating state-of-the-art clinical facilities, patient

accommodations, public areas with breathtaking views and artwork

throughout, the Miller Family Pavilion and Glickman Tower will provide a

healing environment intended to maximize the patient experience," said

Bridget M. Duffy, M.D., Chief Experience Officer, for Cleveland Clinic.

"The most important thing visitors and patients will notice when they walk

through the doors is the competent and compassionate care provided to every

patient or family member."

    The buildings will allow for the centralization of all the heart,

urology and kidney care available to patients at Cleveland Clinic,

eliminating the need for patients to travel to various locations throughout

campus and allowing for greater collaboration among physicians. This is a

prime example of Cleveland Clinic's new institute model, which calls for

the delivery of medical care to be organized around organ and disease

systems, rather than physician-specific departments.

    The architect of the Miller Family Pavilion and the Glickman Tower is

the Columbus location of NBBJ, a leading global architecture and design

firm, and the construction contractor is The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

The landscape architect is Peter Walker and Partners of Berkeley, Calif., a

firm that has received many honors and awards and has won numerous design

competitions, including the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City.

    Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit

multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and

hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in

1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding

patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and

innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as

one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals"

survey. Approximately 1,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers

at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida represent more than 100

medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2007, there were 3.5 million

outpatient visits to Cleveland Clinic and 50,455 hospital admissions.

Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80

countries. Cleveland Clinic's Web site address is .

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