Plain Dealer :: New cancer hospital looks good

A recent sneak peek inside Euclid Avenue’s newest hospital building reveals that patients there are going to have some pretty spectacular views to go along with what we’re sure is going to be pretty fine care.

Plain Dealer editors and reporters recently toured University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s cancer hospital that’s going up at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Cornell Drive.

The 375,000-square-foot, 120-bed hospital — as yet unnamed — will put all of UH’s cancer services in a single location, concentrating departments and services that are spread out among numerous buildings at the hospital’s main campus at University Circle.

Although the structure was topped out some months ago, much work remains to be done on the interior. The $250 million building is scheduled to open in spring 2011.

The tour took place on the day that the wrecking ball was bringing down the former home of the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center on Euclid Avenue. A 13,000-square-foot “healing garden” is planned for the spot, with sculptures, paved walks and meditation areas.

Among the tour’s highlights: bank vault-like spaces in the lower level that will house radiation treatment rooms; a gorgeous view of University Circle rooftops from a family area on a patient floor; and a sweeping entryway with room for a cafe.

The tour group included UH chief executive officer Thomas F. Zenty III, chief administrative officer Steve Standley and Ireland Cancer Center President Dr. Nathan Levitan.

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