LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - The
continues to make advances in the medical world in northeast Ohio.
Clinic officials announced today that Lakewood Hospital will be demolished. The Clinic has struck a deal with The Lakewood Foundation and the Lakewood Hospital Association to build a new $32 million family health center in Lakewood.
It's part of a $120 million agreement.
Lakewood Mayor Mike Summer says, "There is no loss of services to the residents. In fact, if we do this well over the near term, we will add more health care services for sure and perhaps emerge stronger than ever."
Last year the Clinic cut a deal with Akron General Health System that allows the Clinic to eventually take over the hospital for $100 million.
The Clinic also acquired Medina Hospital in a deal.
Part of the Lakewood deal also includes the Clinic buying the medical facility in Westlake on Columbia Road for $8.2 million.
The Clinic says Lakewood Hospital will say stay open for now.
The Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove adds, "I want to stress that it is our intent to keep Lakewood Hospital fully functional until the Avon Hospital opens in September of 2016."