Neighbors have minor concerns over planned NCH heart health institute

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Minutes matter. That’s one reason NCH wants to build an institute for heart health.

Dozens of people gathered on Monday for a presentation on the proposed cardiac, vascular, and stroke institute.

The five-story building would replace the current Telford Building on the NCH campus.

However, neighbors to the hospital have some concerns. “My heart is ​important to me and I want you to have a successful place, but I learned a long time ago there’s more than one way to skin a cat, and you are proposing to add two new OR’s and 10 intensive care facilities. I’m looking at a lot of real estate here and I don’t know it needs to all go vertical.”

Most of the concerns from the audience were about the building itself.

The project could cost up to $200 million. And if approved, it would open sometime in 2025.

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