The Cleveland Clinic announced plans Wednesday to build a 205-bed hospital in central London, expanding the system's services into Europe.
The proposed hospital will be the first Cleveland Clinic facility in the U.K. The Cleveland Clinic currently offers international services in Abu Dhabi and Canada.
The academic health system has submitted plans to London's Westminster City Council for approval. A news release offered few details on the proposed hospital services but did indicate the hospital will not have an emergency department.
The Cleveland Clinic will also develop appropriate training programs for physicians hired at the hospital.
The building, which is near Buckingham Palace, will be converted from an office building. Most of the existing structure will be retained.
The Cleveland Clinic submitted the application after extensive feedback from the local community including a public exhibition of the proposals.
In a prepared statement, Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove said, “We are looking forward to the opportunity to provide our unique model of care to patients in London, one of the world's great cities.”
The Cleveland Clinic's medical center in Abu Dhabi was a 2016 recipient of Modern Healthcare's annual Design Awards. The hospital, which opened in May 2015, comprises 101 acres of floor space and cost $1.8 billion to construct.
The system reported that its revenue increased (PDF)17% in the first half of 2016 compared to the same timeframe last year, totaling $3.93 billion.