Mike Bush was the Design Principal for the Critical Care Pavilion at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This 120,000 sf building occupies a prominent corner site on the southern edge of this urban campus, serving as a gateway for incoming patients, families and staff.
The building’s program features an Emergency Department on the Ground Level that accommodates over 100,000 annual visits and includes a Level I Trauma Center with a roof-top heliport. The upper floor was designed as a new Surgery Platform with twenty state of the art Operating Rooms. The building structure and massing is designed to expand vertically to accommodate future Intensive Care beds.
A multi-story, skylit rotunda organizes the public circulation to the Criticial Care Pavilion from its front door and the existing, adjacent buildings. The rotunda also creates a sense of place on the campus from within the building and on the exterior zones of the campus.
Critical Care Pavilion Key Program Elements: