“The care that we provide to our patients is complex, but their experience with us shouldn’t be,” said UC Health President & CEO Richard P. Lofgren, MD. “We need to make it easier for patients, visitors and employees to navigate our campus and for our facilities to reflect the advanced, leading-edge care that we provide right here in Cincinnati.”
The Clifton Campus project represents an investment in patient care at UC Health, which is Greater Cincinnati’s referral destination for patients with complex needs and the region’s #1 preferred provider of neuroscience and cancer care. Last year, UC Health welcomed more than 10,000 patient referrals from other health systems.
The project will include significant renovations and improvements to inpatient and outpatient facilities, parking structures, walkways, wayfinding and signage across the campus, which spans nine city blocks in the Uptown Innovation Corridor. The campus includes eight buildings owned and operated by UC Health, plus shared and adjacent space with the UC College of Medicine.
UC Medical Center: The main lobby, emergency department, underground tunnels, and many inpatient units will all be upgraded over the next two years.
Wayfinding: Wayfinding signage will be updated and improved throughout the campus to help visitors and employees more easily navigate the entire campus.
UC Health Rooftop Signage: This distinctive, LED-lit beacon atop UC Medical Center will clearly identify the hospital and Clifton Campus for visitors.
Goodman Garage: A new wrapped-style façade for UC Medical Center’s main parking structure will enhance the main entrance to the Clifton Campus for visitors and employees.
The Clifton Campus project is the latest in a series designed to improve access to care for patients.
In 2017, UC Health broke ground on the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a $60 million investment in neuroscience care. The four-story facility will provide outpatient care, clinical trials and research, and space for multidisciplinary care teams to collaborate on the breakthroughs of tomorrow. The building will open in April 2019 on the southern end of the Clifton Campus.
In 2016, UC Health began investing in patient care space in the Ridgeway Tower at 3200 Burnet, formerly the UC Health Business Center. This culminated in the opening of a new 26-bed inpatient unit in January 2019, a $22 million project that will create 63 new jobs. UC Health now provides 92 patient beds in the Ridgeway Tower, and additional growth is expected in the future. The building is located on the northern end of the Clifton Campus.