The corner of Kenwood and Galbraith has been a construction hub for several years but today, The Jewish Hospital announces the completion of its latest construction project – an expansion that adds an auditorium and new dining facility to the hospital campus.

“This $11 million expansion adds an auditorium to the campus that enhances the hospital role as a center for medical education and provides a venue for community outreach, distinguished speakers and other events. It also provides a much-needed upgrade to our dining facility,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Central Market President, Mercy Health – Cincinnati.

“Our new, modern face along Kenwood Road completes the visual transformation of our campus that began with the completion of construction on the emergency department and patient tower that we opened in 2016,” she added. “I thank our residential and commercial neighbors for their patience as we made these upgrades that greatly enhance our ability to serve the community and provide care and comfort to patients, their families and our nurses, doctors and associates.”

This latest expansion adds a one story, 17,200 square foot building along the east side of The Jewish Hospital. Included in the addition are:

  • A 165-seat auditorium that features excellent sight lines, light and acoustics, together with the technology to connect to procedure spaces both inside and outside the hospital. The Ronald H. Fegelman, MD Memorial Auditorium is named for the late Dr. Fegelman, who served on the medical staff of The Jewish Hospital as a general and thoracic surgeon and had a lifelong love of learning.
  • A new, light-filled 200-seat dining facility, which includes cafeteria, servery and prep kitchen that replaces the former cafeteria, which dates from the 1950s, and is located conveniently adjacent to primary hospital circulation areas

“I thank the Mercy Health – Cincinnati Foundation, The Jewish Foundation and the Fegelman family, whose funding and support made these latest additions possible,” said Davis-Hagens.

The auditorium opens on March 18 and new dining facility opened in late-January.

The final phase of the Medical Education Center project will include the conversion of the former cafeteria space into classrooms, a simulation center, medical library and more. It is due to be complete in the third quarter of 2019.