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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Introduces GE Healthcare and Cleveland Clinic as Initial Cleveland Medical Mart Tenants


Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced earlier today at the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit that GE Healthcare and Cleveland Clinic will be anchor tenants in the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center, set to open in July, 2013. Mr. FitzGerald was joined in the announcement by Tom Gentile, President & CEO, Healthcare Systems for GE Healthcare and Dr. C. Martin Harris, Chief Information Officer and Chairman of the Information Technology Division of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Harris is also responsible for strategic business planning for Cleveland Clinic.

Healthcare Systems is GE's $12 billion business that develops innovative medical technologies including: computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, molecular imaging, patient care solutions, x-ray, interventional, life support systems and home health.

Scheduled to open in July, 2013, the $465 million Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center is a 1 million square foot campus located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the nation's medical capital. The first-of-its-kind Cleveland Medical Mart features four themed floors. The first floor will follow a Health and Home Theme. The second level spaces will center on the theme of People, Patients, and Caregivers. Clinical Spaces is the theme on the third floor. Healthcare IT will be the focus on the fourth floor. The Medical Mart will serve health and health care innovation, education, and commerce through state-of-the-art spaces, programs, and virtual offerings while building on and enhancing the rich heritage and distinctive capability of Northeast Ohio health care.

The MMPI Medical Mart Industry Advisory Board includes industry leaders such as Cardinal Health, Cisco Systems, Foundation Medical Partners, GE HealthCare Systems, IBM, Invacare, Johnson Controls, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Inc., Philips Healthcare, STERIS, Stryker, BioEnterprise, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals.

The one-million square foot campus integrates state-of-the-art permanent spaces in the Medical Mart with world-class trade show and conference facilities in the Cleveland Convention Center that includes 225,000 gross square feet of Class A exhibit space and more than 90,000 square feet of meeting rooms and a grand ballroom.

Cleveland Clinic statement on Medical Mart lease

The success of the Medical Mart is important to the success of our region. Cleveland Clinic sees the value of having a presence in the Medical Mart. We're proud to be among the first lessees at the Medical Mart. The details of how the space will be used are still being finalized, but our lease signals Cleveland Clinic's commitment to this project.

GE Healthcare to unveil an interactive display in Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center, showcasing GE technology enabling patient care

For more information, contact Brian McKaig - GE Healthcare - 414-721-2707 -

CLEVELAND (October 31, 2012) – GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric, Inc., announced that it will create a unique “Disease Pathway” space on the second floor of the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center, scheduled to open in Fall, 2013. GE Healthcare, an international market leader in medical technologies and services, is excited about the opportunity to become the first medical device company to anchor the “People, Patients, and Clinicians” themed floor.

“GE Healthcare is pleased to introduce and utilize an innovative patient experience in the Cleveland Medical Mart,” said Tom Gentile, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems. “The disease pathway interactive display will highlight three diseases - breast cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease - that afflict millions of people every year. The displays will showcase how technology connects screening, diagnosis, pathology, treatment, and monitoring procedures to enable better outcomes for patients. As a center for healthcare innovation, education, and commerce, the Medical Mart is the right location for GE Healthcare in the midst of one of the nation's premier centers for healthcare excellence.”

An example of the “Disease Pathway” experience is the breast cancer journey featuring Grace, a fourth grade teacher with two children who has been diagnosed with the disease. Visitors will join Grace in her personalized journey, beginning with screening,through diagnosis,staging,treatment planning, and monitoring. In all, more than a dozen GE Healthcare hardware, software, and wetware products and services specific to Grace's personalized treatment path will be on display.

“This powerfully engaging learning experience demonstrates how current technologies help patients achieve better clinical outcomes,” said Gentile. “This space is the perfect complement to the Medical Mart's role in the healthcare industry as a catalyst for fundamental improvements in healthcare cost, quality, and access.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with Grace through each of the stages, including “Screening: Is there something?,”“Diagnosis: What is it?,” “Staging: How severe is it?,” “Treatment Planning: What's next,” and “Monitoring: Is it working?” The planned interactive pathway will include equipment and screens with dynamic content and high definition, touch-screen technology.

“GE Healthcare is representative of the world-class, innovative leaders in the healthcare industry that will make up the core of the Medical Mart tenant base,” said Jim Bennett, MMPI senior vice president. “The GE Healthcare space not only represents a commitment to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio by a world-renowned leader in the healthcare industry but a resounding affirmation of the Medical Mart's leadership role in helping shape the future of medicine.”

Scheduled to open in fall, 2013, the Medical Mart will serve health and health care innovation, education, and commerce through state-of-the-art spaces, programs, and virtual offerings while building on and enhancing the rich heritage and distinctive capability of Northeast Ohio health care.

“Medical Mart spaces will highlight the latest innovations of individual companies but also will include collaboratively-executed themed multi-organizational spaces,” said Bennett. “The spaces will improve the research, product development, branding, sales and service results for companies, be a spark for medical innovation, provide a setting for multiple education and training programs, and engage virtual offerings.”

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Dave Johnson, 216-920-1437
Cuyahoga County Office of the Executive
Nicole Dailey Jones, 216-263-4602

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