Following Lakewood City Council’s unanimous approval last month of a new Master Agreement between the city of Lakewood, Lakewood Hospital Association and Cleveland Clinic to bring in a new era of healthcare to Lakewood, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic is moving forward with changes to Lakewood’s healthcare landscape and announcing key details, including:
- Inpatient services (those requiring an overnight stay) will begin transitioning out of Lakewood Hospital throughout the month of January and will end on Feb. 5.
- The emergency department at Lakewood Hospital will remain open and available 24/7/365 until the new family health center – with its own ED – opens.
- Construction of the new $34-million, 62,000-square-foot family health center is planned to begin during the fourth quarter of 2016, at the southwest corner of Belle and Detroit avenues, across the street from the hospital. The new facility is expected to open in mid-2018.
- All (860) Lakewood Hospital employees are being offered jobs within the Cleveland Clinic health system. Approximately 200 of these employees will continue to work in the ED and the outpatient services that will remain at Lakewood Hospital until the new family health center opens.
In addition to the ED remaining open until mid-2018 at Lakewood Hospital, several outpatient services will also continue to be provided at Lakewood Hospital, including:
- Lab services
- Cardiovascular testing
- Chronic care clinic
- Diabetes center
- Senior assessment center
- Teen health center
- Women’s center (in community health center)
- Physical therapy (in YMCA)
The new family health center will include many of the outpatient services Lakewood residents are using at the hospital and also focuses on primary care (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) chronic disease management, population health management, including an LGBT clinic and many specialty services.
Cleveland Clinic will continue to make significant investments in Lakewood, including $34 million to build the new family health center and ED; $8 million to support the new community foundation and a multi-million dollar investment to support the city of Lakewood in closing the building and preparing it for redevelopment, in order to leave the city with $24.4 million for a health and wellness foundation. As part of the agreement, Cleveland Clinic also purchased the Columbia Road medical facility for $8.2 million.
Posted January 8, 2016