The Cleveland Clinic's Miller Pavilion
One of the newest and most significant additions to the burgeoning Cleveland Clinic campus on Cleveland’s east side is The Sydell & Arnold Miller Pavilion (and its adjoining neighbor, The Glickman Tower).
Designed by the Columbus architectural office of NBBJ and completed in 2008, the grand glazed crescent shape of the Miller Pavilion towers over the Clinic’s new primary entrance, looking north toward Euclid Avenue to Chester Avenue and beyond, along a green concourse at East 93rd Street with a rock-studded reflecting pool at its spine. A nearby 4000-space parking garage for staff and visitors was included in the expansion. At 1.3 million square feet, the related structures add significant facilities to the Clinic’s growing arsenal.
The Miller Pavilion (named for the founders of the Matrix Essentials line of beauty products) serves as the home of all the newly consolidated — and top-rated — heart and vascular health facilities of the Clinic. The structure’s concave glass face is of reflective deep green, while its window-punctuated stone faces are rendered in soft rose. Atop the tower is a rooftop plaza and garden for patient relaxation. The adjoining Glickman Tower houses the hospital’s Urological and Kidney services, the largest and fastest growing surgical center within the campus. Both are based on the Clinic’s ‘institute’ model of clustering medical care facilities and services about individual organ groups, to minimize the disruptions and inefficiencies of doctor and patient movement, as well as the costs of service overlap or redundancy.
The Pavilion is now the largest cardiovascular facility in the nation, with 278 patient rooms — including 110 ICU beds — and dozens of operating rooms. In conjunction with a new 24/7 critical care transport system employing jets, helicopters and ground transport, the expanded facility will mean the Clinic need no more turn down as many as 100 potential heart care patients each month. The Pavilion’s patient needs will be met by as many as 250 added nurses, part of the roughly 1,000 new Clinic jobs gained.
Clinic patients are now greeted at the crescent-shaped two-story admissions lobby of the Miller Pavilion, wrapped about the grand circular vehicular drop-off adjoining Euclid Avenue. A simplified orientation system, aided by the Clinic’s esteemed art collection and sensitive materials and finishes, guides patients and family members to the appropriate facilities. Patient rooms are designed with a hotel feel — high in welcoming comfort and convenience, low in traditional hospital clutter and appearance. Spaces are further warmed and humanized by the ample admittance of daylight to many areas of the facility.
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