Public Owner
NEO Chapter
Founding Partner

The MetroHealth System
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Partner Contact

Walter Jones

Walter Jones provides the strategic vision and leadership for the planning, design and construction of the transformation of the main campus of The MetroHealth System, the public health care system in Cleveland, Ohio, and the anchor medical institution on the city’s west side. The transformation is an initiative committed to creating an environment of excellence for care delivery, education and research in support of Metrohealth’s mission and extension of nearly 180 years of service to the community. Mr. Jones was recruited to The MetroHealth System in October 2014, following 11 years as Senior Vice President of Facilities Planning and Development for Parkland Health and Hospital System where his duties included the development and construction of Parkland’s $1.3 billion, 865-bed hospital and medical campus.

Since joining Metrohealth, he has successfully begun the campus transformation with the construction of an $82 million, 100,000 square foot vertical expansion of the hospital’s Critical Care Pavilion (CCP) housing 85 new ICU patient rooms. The CCP project began in January 2015, and was completed in July of 2016 on time and under budget on a tight 18 month timeframe for design and construction to coordinate with the start of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

He is an architect by training and experience, receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Clemson University. He is LEED certified in sustainability design by the US Green Building Council and EDAC certified by the Center for Health Design in the principles of evidence-based design.

He is a frequent speaker about the health care design subjects of evidence-based design, project management, sustainability and technology for philanthropic, civic and professional audiences.

He is active in contributing to, advocating for and advancing his profession and community as a member on several boards including Healthcare Design Magazine Advisory Board, The Institute for Patient Centered Design, and The Institute for Healthcare Infrastructure Research among others.


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