Photo showing hospital beds lined up in the Samson Pavilion waiting for patients
Patient beds in the courtyard

Transforming the HEC into a surge hospital

Earlier this month, President Barbara R. Snyder wrote the Case Western Reserve University community that Cleveland Clinic would transform Samson Pavilion at the Health Education Campus into a COVID-19 surge hospital.

With much of the campus learning, teaching and working remotely, Samson Pavilion allowed for overflow capacity for those low-acuity patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. The space holds 327 beds on the first floor and is going to be fully staffed with an interprofessional team equipped to assist patients who need hospitalization but whose symptoms are not so severe that they require high levels of care.