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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cleveland to Sue Cleveland Clinic Over Trauma Center

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM

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The outrage over the Cleveland Clinic's decision to close two trauma centers doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

Mayor Frank Jackson said today that Cleveland and East Cleveland plan on suing the Clinic over the closure of the trauma center at Huron Hospital, according to NewsNet5.

That news comes days after a rally was staged by citizens, ministers, and political figures urging the Clinic to reconsider, with some politicians even making threats to hold up passing bills for certain Clinic building projects if something isn't done soon.

From WKYC:


East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton was in charge.

"This is an issue that goes beyond city boundaries," Norton said.

Other Cleveland City Council members threatened to hold up legislation the Clinic needs to pass for various building projects.

"We'll hold up zoning, we'll hold up variations...They won't build nothing," warned Safety Committee Chairman Councilman Kevin Conwell.

"Our objective is not to fight and disrespect the Clinic. But it is to demand respect and to make them realize they have to commit to urban health care," said Councilman Jeff Johnson.

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