SVP, Campus Transformation
The MetroHealth System
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 institution on the city’s west side. The transformation is a $1.2 billion initiative announced by Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s CEO, in May of 2014 and is committed to creating and 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, and is also responsible for the departments of Planning, Design and Construction, Space Management, Sustainability, and Real Estate. He came to MetroHealth 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.
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, Cogence Alliance, The Institute for Healthcare Infrastructure Research, Greater Cleveland Partnership Construction Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.
Walter Jones was recently been featured in the HealthSpaces Leadership Series. Click here to read more.