Hillcrest Hospital

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Hillcrest Hospital
Cleveland Clinic
View of Hillcrest Hospital from Mayfield Road, with the new bed tower on the left
View of Hillcrest Hospital from Mayfield Road, with the new bed tower on the left
Geography
Location 6780 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 41°31′09″N 81°26′04″W / 41.51924°N 81.43458°W / 41.51924; -81.43458Coordinates: 41°31′09″N 81°26′04″W / 41.51924°N 81.43458°W / 41.51924; -81.43458
Organization
Funding Non-profit hospital
Services
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 500
Helipad FAA LID: OI83
History
Founded 1968
Links
Website http://www.hillcresthospital.org/
Lists Hospitals in Ohio

Hillcrest Hospital is a comprehensive-care hospital on Mayfield Road in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System.[1] The hospital currently has 500 registered beds,[2] and serves as a level II trauma center for eastern Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Portage counties.[3]

History[edit]

Hillcrest Hospital has its roots with Doctors Hospital. Doctors Hospital was founded in Cleveland Heights by physicians of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland. They purchased the Edgehill Apartment building at Cedar Road and Edgehill Boulevard and converted it to a hospital, which opened in August 1946. In 1968, the City of Cleveland Heights purchased and demolished the hospital for a planned parking lot and fire station.[4] In 1966, Doctors Hospital accepted a donation of land from Cleveland developer Dominic Visconsi and ground was broken for Hillcrest Hospital. On November 23, 1968, the new Hillcrest Hospital opened for its first patients.[1][5]

In 1984, Hillcrest Hospital, Huron Road Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Suburban (now South Pointe Hospital) formed the Meridia Health System, a networked hospital system. In 1997, the hospitals became part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System.[6]

In 1994, the hospital finished an expansion, increasing outpatient services and adding an on-campus medical office building.[5] In the summer of 2005, construction was completed on the West Tower, adding 104 bed spaces, as well as two new operating rooms, an endovascular suite for minimally-invasive vascular procedures, and an expanded William B. Hirsch Cancer Center.[7] This expanded center offers a full range of care, featuring Cleveland Clinic radiation oncologists and gynecological cancer care and treatment. In November 2010, $163 million renovation and addition was finished, which included the construction of the five-story Jane and Lee Seidman Tower.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Hillcrest Hospital". Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hillcrest Hospital". Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ Townsend, Angela (October 13, 2010). "Cleveland Clinic to consolidate trauma centers at Huron, Hillcrest hospitals". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Doctors Hospital". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. May 13, 1998. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Hillcrest Hospital". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. June 28, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Meridia Health System". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. August 29, 2006. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ Mezger, Roger (January 17, 2003). "Hillcrest Hospital begins initial phase of expansion". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. 
  8. ^ Kleinerman, Ellen Jan (November 16, 2010). "Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights completes $163 million renovation, addition". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 

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