University Hospitals North Ridgeville Health Center hosted a gala Grand Opening and Community Open House on Sunday, June 24, as a packed house welcomed the state-of-the-art medical facility to its new location at 32800 Lorain Road in North Ridgeville.
Ideally located at the I-480 interchange, this new community resource represents University Hospitals continuing commitment to expansion that offers the highest-quality health care, close to patients homes. The UH North Ridgeville Health Center was built to serve Lorain County and western Cuyahoga County communities.
This 50,300 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features a full-service, 24/7 emergency department (opening in July), primary care, pediatrics, lab, radiology, OB/GYN, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, digestive health and more.
Hundreds of guests were on hand to tour the facility, along with fire and safety vehicles that were on site. Many took part in free health screenings, such as total cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screens. Kids enjoyed activities such as face-painting, balloon clown and coloring, along with the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals Safety Squad. Chomps, the official mascot of the Cleveland Browns, also made a special appearance.
The Open House included remarks by Mayor Gillock of North Ridgeville, Dick Hanson, President of Community Hospitals, West Region, University Hospitals and Cindy Zelis, MD, MBA, Vice President, Ambulatory Operations, University Hospitals. The Presidents of UH Elyria Medical Center and UH St. John Medical Center, Kristi Sink and Rob David, respectively, also participated in the noon ribbon-cutting ceremony.