The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Emergency Department, a 67,000-square-foot Level 1 trauma facility, opened in July. At more than three times the size of the original facility, the new, two-story ED is able to accommodate 65,000-75,000 patient visits per year. Designed by Hasenstab Architects, the ED includes 60 patient care spaces with single-occupancy triage, treatment, and exam rooms. With flexibility and efficiency in mind, all of the patient rooms were universally designed to accommodate multiple uses and treatment scenarios. Other features include four trauma/resuscitation rooms with dedicated ambulance entrance, a five-bed behavioral health area, secure decontamination area, and roof-top helipad with direct ED access.

Project details:
Facility name: Cleveland Clinic Akron General Emergency Department
Location: Akron, Ohio
Completion date: July 2018
Owner: Cleveland Clinic
Total building area: 67,000 square feet
Total construction cost: $49 million
Cost/sq. ft.: $731
Architecture firm: Hasenstab Architects Inc.
Planning: Huddy HealthCare Solutions
Interior design: Hasenstab Architects & Brockman Designs, LLC
Contracting: The Ruhlin Company
Engineering: M/E/P – PTA Engineering; IT – Karpinski Engineering; Structural – Thorson Baker & Associates; Civil / Landscape – Environmental Design Group
Construction: The Ruhlin Co.