St. John Medical Center digs into new era of care

Breaking ground for St. John Medical Center's five-year revitalization plan are, from left, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough, SJMC Medical Staff President Adnan Mourany, SJMC President Cliff Coker, Sisters of Charity Health System President/CEO Sister Judith Ann Karam and University Hospitals President of Community Hospitals Richard Hanson.

St. John Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony June 26 to kick off their five-year revitalization project. The cost of the $100 million modernization and expansion will be shared between the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals. As part of the project, SJMC will update several entrances, common areas, all patient rooms and surgery units. It will also expand the spaces for cardiovascular, endoscopy and breast health services.

The objective of the medical center's strategic growth plan is to deepen its commitment to the community and improve the range of services offered on its Westlake campus.

"We’re focused on the community in which we serve,” said Cliff Coker, SJMC president. “Our investments are directed toward what we believe the needs will be now and into the foreseeable future."

The timing of the revitalization coincides with St. John Medical Center's 30th anniversary this year.

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Volume 3, Issue 13, Posted 7:58 PM, 06.28.2011