Newswise — BEACHWOOD, Ohio—University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center showcases all phases of construction, a 3D tour and an evening flyby of its future expansion project with a new, animated video tour.

UH Ahuja Phase 2 will officially open in 2023, and construction enabling projects are currently underway. A groundbreaking ceremony will be announced later this year.

“Ahuja Phase 2 is an amazing project that addresses patient needs in Northeast Ohio for high-quality health care,” said Alan J. Papa, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, UH East Market and President, UH Ahuja Medical Center. “It will simultaneously allow us to launch new services and enhance existing treatment options.”

The 216,000 sq. ft. hospital tower addition and 78,000 sq. ft. sports medicine complex will expand the medical center by more than 68 percent. Architects for the project are HKS Inc., who designed the initial hospital buildings.

“UH Ahuja is an anchor institution on the east side, and we are evolving to the needs of our residents by offering new and expanded services,” added Papa. “Our goal is to keep patients healthy with preventive care and consistently reduce in-hospital stays, so we are also looking forward to significantly enhancing outpatient services.”

UH Ahuja Phase 2 paves the way for a number of new health and wellness areas the community will have access to:

  • Women & Newborn: A family-focused home for expectant mothers and newborns, the Steve and Loree Potash Women & Newborn Center will include maternal-fetal health services, labor and delivery, a neonatal intensive care unit and family gathering spaces. It is estimated that the Potash Women & Newborn Center at UH Ahuja will deliver approximately 2,400 babies annually.
  • Breast Health: Empowering patients through comprehensive care, the Breast Health Center will deliver the full spectrum of services, from preventive and wellness care to breast cancer treatment.
  • Sports Medicine: Delivering unmatched care for every athlete, the world-class Drusinsky Family Sports Medicine Complex will feature a sports performance center, outpatient rehabilitation space, a sports walk-in clinic and dedicated high-tech imaging. In its first year, the complex expects to serve more than 1,350 sports performance patients.
  • Men’s Health: Motivating men to prioritize their health through prevention and wellness care, the innovative Cutler Center for Men will deliver a full range of coordinated services, ranging from preventive to specialty care.
  • Emergency and Short-Stay: Delivering expert care in the moments you need it most, the UH Ahuja Emergency Department will be expanded and add Level II trauma care to accommodate a predicted 20 percent increase in ER visits; a new Short-Stay Unit will provide dedicated observation services. 
  • Service Expansion: Growing surgical, endoscopic, imaging and dialytic services, Phase 2 will promote same-day care, allowing patients to recover from the comfort and safety of home.

The animated video showcases all phases of construction, a 3D tour and an evening flyby: [Video option without music & rendering photos available for media upon request].

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About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 20 hospitals (including 5 joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute, part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees. Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future, and the organization’s unwavering mission is To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit