SSOE Group’s CEO Attends ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital Pediatric Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 6, 2024 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, along with their design / build partner Roncelli, are excited to announce their Pediatric Inpatient Psychiatric Unit project hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 2, 2024 at the ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital. SSOE’s CEO Vince DiPofi, PE, was in attendance at the ceremony to celebrate the advancement of the project alongside Architect / Principal Bob Siebenaller, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, who maintains the firm’s relationship with the not-for-profit healthcare system.

SSOE provided architectural and engineering design services for the Inpatient Unit project, which will provide the community with much-needed complimentary services for children and families in Northwest Ohio.

The project included a 20,000 SF renovation of a legacy general medical-surgical unit into a Pediatric Inpatient Psychiatry Unit containing single-occupant and Intensive Care Unit beds. Additionally, associated group treatment spaces, offices, and nurse stations were added. Every design decision was critical; the team focused on creating a safe environment for the children and their caregivers. Pediatric patients and caregivers will soon be relocated from their current home in the Harris-McIntosh Tower to the renovated unit.

Siebenaller stated, “ProMedica and SSOE have a long-lasting, ever-growing relationship spanning nearly four decades that’s been enriched by SSOE’s local presence and responsiveness to ProMedica’s specific and changing needs. We’re proud to partner with them to increase access to behavioral health services here in Northwest Ohio, where we’ve been headquartered for more than 75 years.”

SSOE’s highly trained and accredited healthcare team includes professionals who excel at all stages of healthcare projects—including strategic master planning, architecture, engineering, and interior design. The firm has experience providing these services to all types of healthcare facilities such as cancer centers, acute care hospitals, community hospitals, academic medical centers, specialty clinics, labs, medical office buildings, and urgent care clinics.

SSOE’s professionals recognize the rapid advances in healthcare technology, security, and patient care, and provide design options that incorporate industry-recognized best practices, Evidence-Based Design (EBD), and patient preferences. For more than 20 years, the firm has designed patient care facilities using Lean principles to provide efficient solutions to improve workflow and increase safety.

About ProMedica

ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit health and well-being organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has 12 hospitals, 2,500+ physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 1,200+ health care providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing centers, memory care communities, and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. Driven by its Mission to improve health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address social determinants of health. For more information about ProMedica, please visit


About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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