On April 10, 2018, UC Health celebrated another milestone as they topped off the future home for neurological outpatient care in Cincinnati—the University of Cincinnati (UC) Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
UC Health leaders, friends and supporters watched as the final steel beam was raised to the top of the four-story patient care building under construction at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Eden Avenue. The new 114,000-square-foot facility will serve as the home base for more than 125 faculty physicians and researchers in the neurosciences, providing comprehensive care for the most complex neurological patients.
Prior to the ceremony, the 38-foot beam was available for UC Health employees, faculty, staff and students as well as the patient community and supporters to leave their signature as a part of the building’s history. Messer Construction also added an evergreen tree as is tradition for luck, life and growth for the building and its occupants.
Construction began in late May 2017 on the four-story patient care building designed by global architecture and design firm, Perkins+Will, who incorporated the feedback of a patient advisory group to design the space with neurological patients in mind. Their input was considered in every aspect, from the lighting and waiting areas, to conference and education spaces to clinical care locations, and accessible parking. Messer Construction Company, whose portfolio includes numerous healthcare facilities including medical centers and medical office buildings, surgical suites and research facilities, is the builder for the project.