Cleveland Clinic Avon Inpatient Bed Tower

  • Client

    • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Project Type

Design Achievement – Envisioned as the Hospital of the Future, the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital leverages flexibility and technology while incorporating an interdisciplinary team approach to both medicine and services. Simultaneous to design, medical staff developed a workflow process to coordinate with interdisciplinary teaming, e-hospital, and the technological advancements. The collaborative design, which is informed by process mapping of patient, material, and support services, results in a 15 percent reduction of space compared to an average acute care hospital in the United States. Visioning sessions involving enterprise leaders and a PhD researcher in the analysis of multiple mockups of patient rooms led to the final selection of a same-handed room configuration. Within the room, the patient conveniently controls lighting and temperature, as well as personal information systems through an interactive television. The judicious use of acoustic treatments and enclosure of the interdisciplinary work stations creates a quiet patient environment. An acuity adaptable room is configured within the same module to address intensive care requirements. 

Scope Summary – This medical project delivered a new 225,000-SF inpatient bed tower to an existing family heath and ambulatory surgical center. The scope added 126 inpatient beds, 14 medical/surgical patient rooms, 12 intensive care beds, two new operating rooms, a pharmacy, a processing lab, dietary services, and an expansion of the emergency and imaging departments. The balance of the building included patient support services, general support services, diagnostic, and interventional programs. Developed on an environmentally sensitive site that contains wetlands, the parking expansion represents one of the most extensive use of permeable pavers in the United States. The master plan calls for the expansion of a second bed tower and related support spaces. DLR Group provided process mapping, medical programming and planning, architecture, structural engineering, and interior design.


Awards & Recognition

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  • 2018 AIA Cleveland Design Award

    AIA Cleveland

Cleveland Clinic Avon Inpatient Bed Tower

Cleveland Clinic Foundation