Operations at one of the Cleveland area's oldest healthcare institutions, the 137-year-old, 177-bed Huron Hospital in East Cleveland, Ohio, will end within 90 days, according to a news release (PDF) from its current owner, the Cleveland Clinic.
Cleveland-area hospital slated to close
A new three-story, $25 million facility, the Huron Community Health Center, is scheduled to open on the Huron campus Oct. 3. According to the release, the center is “better designed to meet the community's changing health needs,” while the hospital itself has been determined to be unsustainable, in part, because of a steady decline in patient use coupled with increased maintenance costs.
Cleveland Clinic will offer Huron patients transportation services to its main campus plus three other hospitals, and the release said Huron's 850 employees will be actively recruited and job opportunities will be offered “for everyone who wants to stay within the health system.”
The Cleveland Clinic said it will discuss future uses of the property with East Cleveland city officials in the near future.
The hospital incorporated in 1874, and became of founding member of the Meridia Health System in 1984, and then became part of the Cleveland Clinic system in 1997.
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