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Cleveland Clinic breaks ground on East Cleveland health center

The Cleveland Clinic has broken ground on a $25 million, 50,000-square-foot community health center in East Cleveland that’s expected to open in late  2011. More than 30 new jobs are expected to be generated by the new Huron Health Center, according to a statement from the Cleveland Clinic. The center will  be located next to […]

The Cleveland Clinic has broken ground on a $25 million, 50,000-square-foot community health center in East Cleveland that’s expected to open in late  2011.

More than 30 new jobs are expected to be generated by the new Huron Health Center, according to a statement from the Cleveland Clinic. The center will  be located next to the Clinic’s Huron Hospital.

The center will offer outpatient services including primary and specialty care, specialized care for women and children, mental health services, as well as prevention, wellness and health education programs.

“Services at the Huron Community Health Center will target health needs, like diabetes, kidney disease and high blood pressure that are prevalent in East Cleveland and the surrounding area,” said Dr. Gus Kious, president of Huron Hospital.

Among the more innovative aspects of the center looks to be what the Clinic is calling patient navigators, employees charged with helping patients coordinate health services and assess treatment options. Additionally, patient navigators will introduce patients to financial counselors and other resources, help arrange transportation to and from the center, ensure follow-up appointments and act as a point of contact to the health system.

The center will also include a teaching kitchen to help patients learn about healthy cooking options.