Ohio county votes to close century-old hospital

Voters in an Ohio suburb just outside of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County voted yesterday to shutter Lakewood (Ohio) Hospital and replace it with a Cleveland Clinic family health center and emergency department, according to The Plain Dealer.

Nearly 52 percent of voters approved the ordinance to close the hospital, according to the article.

The city council had previously voted in December 2015 to close the hospital and open a clinic in its place. It is unclear whether the ordinance on the ballot would have actually stopped city officials from shuttering the hospital, a process already underway, according to the article.

This story was updated on Nov. 11.

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