Parma, Southwest Hospitals Aim to Survive With New Partnership

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Unlike most of its community-hospital brethren, Parma Community General and Southwest General hospitals have so far avoided being gobbled up by the ravenous maw of University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic. But now they are feeling the pinch — and so might area doctors who aren’t already part of the corporate machine.

In an effort to survive as the only independently run hospitals in the county, Southwest and Parma are teaming up with EMH Elyria Healthcare to form a for-profit company designed to save them money — and perhaps even generate some.

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