Crystal Clinic to build orthopedic hospital in Fairlawn


Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center will build a 60-bed specialty orthopedic facility on Embassy Parkway in Fairlawn, the doctor-owned hospital announced on Tuesday, February 20.

The company is investing $ 100 million in the project, according to a spokesperson for Crystal Clinic.

The facility, which is slated to open in mid-2020, will offer surgical and non-surgical care, and will focus on patient-centered design and technological innovation, according to a press release.

The center, which will cover approximately 160,000 square feet, will include 12 operating rooms, an emergency orthopedic clinic, imaging services and other support services, the statement said.

Crystal Clinic already provides inpatient and outpatient services at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, where it leases space from Summa Health. These services will continue at St. Thomas Hospital until the new facility is completed. Crystal Clinic provides outpatient services to nine other locations in Northeast Ohio.

The new center will employ around 490 people, including around 30 new hires, the spokeswoman said. The majority of the staff will come from St. Thomas Hospital, she said, adding that the staff will include 22 doctors, with the rest being nurses and support workers.

The new facility will complement Crystal Clinic’s existing outpatient services already located on Embassy Parkway, the company said.

“We spent the first half of 2017 developing a business plan that included the scope of the project, the schedule and the expected cost. After careful consideration, we have selected this location in Fairlawn, close to our existing outpatient sites, as it will be easily accessible for patients throughout Northeastern Ohio, ”said Ronald Suntken, President and CEO of Crystal Clinic, in a statement. “We are working closely with the Town of Fairlawn to finalize the plans. The expected construction time is approximately 20 to 24 months, with an expected move in and occupancy of ‘by mid-2020.

While awaiting city approval, construction is expected to begin in the spring. Hammel, Green & Abrahamson in Milwaukee and IKM in Pittsburgh are the architects on the project, and Cleveland-based Turner Construction Co. will oversee the construction.

“As we plan for this new facility, we are focused on achieving our mission of providing the highest quality orthopedic, musculoskeletal and reconstructive care to our patients and community members,” said Gordon Bennett, chairman of the board of directors of Crystal Clinic, in the press release. . “In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, Crystal Clinic offers choice, owned by local physicians who are focused on optimally meeting the needs of our patients. “

Founded in 1998, Crystal Clinic employs more than 750 people, including 41 physicians, according to the company.


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