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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #175 on: January 16, 2015, 10:06:09 AM »
Can you count all of the hospitals in that have closed in Cleveland and the inner-ring suburbs since the 1980s? Here's a few of them:
St. John Hospital (7800 block of Detroit Ave)
St. Lukes (11000 block of Shaker Blvd)
Deaconess (Old Brooklyn)
St. Alexis (5000 block of Broadway)
Huron Road Hospital (East Cleveland)
And now Lakewood Hospital.

I'm sure I'm missing some.

Let's have a little sense of history and context here before reacting. Only one of these closures has occurred since Obamacare was enacted.
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #176 on: January 16, 2015, 10:18:01 AM »
Mt Sinai on East 105th closed since the 80s. I think it was in the late 90s.

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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #177 on: January 16, 2015, 10:25:42 AM »
Women's General on Chester closed sometime in the early 80s

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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #178 on: January 16, 2015, 11:11:04 AM »
I need to work on my internet sarcasm, evidently.
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #179 on: January 16, 2015, 11:16:38 AM »
Sarcasm is hard to do over the internet evidently.

Not if you use emoticons. ;) When e-mail became a thing in the 1990s, I remember fights breaking out because tone of voice was not transmitted in text, giving way to the use of <g> and LOL and <<sarcasm>> and other things that we take for granted today and sometimes forget to use.
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #180 on: September 01, 2015, 12:40:13 PM »
Cleveland Clinic is looking for 500 nurses http://t.co/kWkIXphcU4 @LACENTRE702  @ClevelandClinic @Landerhaven
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #181 on: September 01, 2015, 01:24:41 PM »
Cleveland Clinic is looking for 500 nurses http://t.co/kWkIXphcU4 @LACENTRE702  @ClevelandClinic @Landerhaven

Wow. Good thing Akron and Kent State etc. are churning out all kinds of nurses.

The Education majors still deserve our pity!

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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #182 on: September 01, 2015, 02:53:53 PM »
Meanwhile, Floor-eye-da....

Cleveland Clinic preps $302 million expansion of Florida operation
September 01, 2015 UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO
By TIMOTHY MAGAW 

Cleveland Clinic announced it will pump $302 million into its growing Florida operation — plans that include major upgrades at its campus in Weston, plus a new clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs.

The expansion in Weston, which will take place over the next three years, will include the addition of three operating suites and inpatient hospital beds, as well as expansion of its emergency department and imaging and lab facilities.

The investments at the Weston campus come on the heels of the construction of a $90 million, 143,000-square-foot cancer and neurology facility that opened in March.

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150901/NEWS/150909980/cleveland-clinic-preps-302-million-expansion-of-florida-operation
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #183 on: September 01, 2015, 03:04:45 PM »
^financed by shutting down Lakewood Hospital?

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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #184 on: October 18, 2015, 01:21:30 AM »
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #185 on: October 18, 2015, 07:10:25 AM »
The clinic has a contract with the city until 2020 I believe and has to maintain some sort of medical facility there until then. When they chose fairview over lakewood for the updates you knew the end was near.

It's ridiculous that they'd choose one over the other.  West Park and Lakewood combined account for almost 10% of Cuyahoga County's population.  But I guess they're not the right 10%...
Just for the sake of accuracy, I double checked this statistic because I didn't think it sounded correct.  As of the 2010 census, Lakewood and Fairview Park combine for 5.39% of Cuyahoga County's population.

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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #186 on: March 09, 2016, 08:23:14 PM »
First East Cleveland, then Lakewood, now Euclid. Sounds like we need a health care provider to take their place....

Councilman Michael Polensek outraged over Cleveland Clinic proposal to remove rehab beds from Euclid Hospital
http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2016/03/councilman_polensek_outraged_over_cleveland_clinic_proposal_to_remove_rehab_beds_from_euclid_hospital.html
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #187 on: March 09, 2016, 10:29:05 PM »
First East Cleveland, then Lakewood, now Euclid. Sounds like we need a health care provider to take their place....

Councilman Michael Polensek outraged over Cleveland Clinic proposal to remove rehab beds from Euclid Hospital
http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2016/03/councilman_polensek_outraged_over_cleveland_clinic_proposal_to_remove_rehab_beds_from_euclid_hospital.html

They'll remove the beds, then use the fact there's "not enough of them" to justify closing.

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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #188 on: May 01, 2017, 11:35:39 AM »
Times they are achangin

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove announces plans to step down
By Kris Wernowsky, cleveland.com
May 01, 2017 at 8:32 AM, updated May 01, 2017 at 10:15 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove announced that he would step down as president and CEO later this year, but he will remain with the Clinic in an advisory role.

The announcement was made at a meeting Monday morning, according to a press released issued shortly after by the Cleveland Clinic.

Here is the full statement:

After nearly 13 years as president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic - which has grown into an $8 billion health system with multiple locations in Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada, Abu Dhabi, and, in 2020, London - Toby Cosgrove, M.D., announced at a staff meeting today that he has decided to begin a succession process to transition out of the top executive role later this year. The Governance Committee has asked Dr. Cosgrove to continue on in an advisory role.

Over Dr. Cosgrove's tenure, Cleveland Clinic's expansion locally, nationally, and internationally has positioned the institution for a strong future as its revenues have grown from $3.7 billion in 2004 to $8.5 billion in 2016. It has become Ohio's largest employer with over 50,000 caregivers and a global leader in clinical outcomes, patient experience, innovation and wellness, ranking No. 2 in the nation last year by U.S. News & World Report.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/05/cleveland_clinic_ceo_toby_cosg_1.html
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #189 on: May 01, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »
^ No more white paint... please.  Maybe the Clinic "aesthetic" will change for the better.

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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #190 on: May 09, 2017, 04:39:00 PM »
Probably much ado about nothing. The new vendor will probably hire as many as those laid off.

Sodexo will lay off more than 380 workers at the Cleveland Clinic
May 09, 2017
By SCOTT SUTTELL 

Food services contractors Sodexo plans to lay off more than 380 people who work at the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic.

In a notice filed with the state of Ohio and Cuyahoga County, Gaithersburg, Md.-based Sodexo said it received notice from the Clinic on April 22 that "effective June 30, 2017, the client will no longer use Sodexo to perform Food and Nutrition services."

The layoffs of 383 people are "expected to be permanent," and "Sodexo's operation at this account will be closed," according to the notice, which was filed on Monday, May 8.

The notice breaks down the 383 layoffs by category, the largest of which is "Food Service Worker," with 215 people set to be laid off.

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170509/NEWS/170509804/sodexo-will-lay-off-more-than-380-workers-at-the-cleveland-clinic
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #191 on: July 17, 2017, 07:43:02 AM »
Politico has a piece up this morning on the relationship btwn the Cleveland Clinic & surrounding neighborhoods. https://t.co/S5HOk6Yxqw
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« Reply #192 on: July 17, 2017, 09:08:21 AM »
Just read it. I thought fair, but I'm in Summit county. It is disturbing that the whole east side of Cleveland in their graph has that high of diabetes and other diseases.
   I would think there would be more community gardens since the land is pretty cheap and many houses have been torn down. They could have their own farmers markets.

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« Reply #193 on: July 17, 2017, 11:39:06 AM »
@audidave - as someone who once managed the side yard program for a CDC that served a distressed community/food desert; without an active community that also has the business know how, community gardens can actually turn out to be a mess (not having the support to sustain and maintain the garden or the knowledge to get the produce to market). Not saying that community gardens couldn't contribute to improving healthy food access, but it needs to be a broad, well supported community effort and it isn't the only solution.

There are already a TON of community gardens/urban farms on the east side, and although that is an improvement, it isn't the only factor or solution to the problem. It is my opinion that access to healthcare, classes that teach residents how to cook with produce from the gardens/how to cook quick/healthier meals, better employment opportunities, and access to full service grocery stores could do much more in improving the situation. What's the benefit of a community garden when the residents in the area don't have the time to cook healthy meals because it is far cheaper and easier to go to a fast food restaurant, especially for a family where parents work odd hours at multiple part time jobs that do not pay above minimum wage.

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« Reply #194 on: July 17, 2017, 01:11:47 PM »
A thriving Hough and Fairfax doesn't really benefit Cleveland Clinic. Land around their campus is cheap allowing them to expand outward instead of up. A spokesman stated as much when comparing their campus to the Mayo Clinic and John's Hopkins. Disappointing if you hoped they would reverse their suburban style development.

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And more expansion in Cleveland is inevitable. In the hospital’s master planning room, tucked behind an unmarked door just steps from the main lobby, the footprints of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore are laid over maps of the Clinic, which dwarfs them. Those maps are a reminder, said a Clinic spokesman, that “our national rivals, Mayo Clinic [and Hopkins] … they don’t own the buildings around them, they have no place to grow but up.” In contrast, “we own much of the neighborhood around us and can really grow.”

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« Reply #195 on: July 19, 2017, 06:37:30 PM »
A thriving Hough and Fairfax doesn't really benefit Cleveland Clinic. Land around their campus is cheap allowing them to expand outward instead of up. A spokesman stated as much when comparing their campus to the Mayo Clinic and John's Hopkins. Disappointing if you hoped they would reverse their suburban style development.

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And more expansion in Cleveland is inevitable. In the hospital’s master planning room, tucked behind an unmarked door just steps from the main lobby, the footprints of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore are laid over maps of the Clinic, which dwarfs them. Those maps are a reminder, said a Clinic spokesman, that “our national rivals, Mayo Clinic [and Hopkins] … they don’t own the buildings around them, they have no place to grow but up.” In contrast, “we own much of the neighborhood around us and can really grow.”


But a thriving CC does benefit them.   Who is probably the biggest employer in those neighborhoods?

Put it in the other direction, what has CC done for them?  It stayed.   It has expanded there.  It didn't have to.   It could have put the Taussig Center in Twinsburg, the cardiac division in Strongsville, the surgical unit in Avon Lake.   It could have said "visitors don't like coming to this area" and put a lot more beds at Hillcrest.

Would these neighborhoods, and the city as a whole, be better or worse off if this had happened?
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #196 on: July 19, 2017, 08:01:53 PM »
I don't mean to pick on Cleveland Clinic. Many hospital campuses that grew up in the post-war era were built to isolate themselves from the surrounding, decaying neighborhoods... I'm sure you've traveled past MetroHealth Medical Center on West 25th Street. Why is it that there are no restaurants or spinoff retail lining the westside of West 25th Street yet here is this major Hospital facility on the east side of West 25th Street? Take special note at how MetroHealth Medical Center relates to West 25th Street. Point is, it doesn't. There are few if any penetrable barriers in this faceless hard shell of a facade that acts more like a bunker. Stopping or reversing the neighborhood's decay means trading the hard shell for a porous one. If you want to improve the neighborhood, interact with it. Don't hide from it.

Cleveland Clinic is much the same way although it's impenetrable facade is prettier in terms of its architectural shell. But it is none the less impenetrable except for a few access points that are strategically placed so that they can be controlled. Most of them are off parking facilities. The Cleveland Clinic doesn't relate to its surroundings either. There are very few spin-off benefits in terms of restaurants or retail that person's from the Cleveland Clinic can go outside and be a part of. Thus they're also very few restaurants or retail that people from the neighborhoods can work at.

The spin-off retail is all inside the Cleveland Clinic and is extremely small considering how large of a customer base is available to support it. Certainly the Cleveland Clinic is a benefit to the neighborhoods but it's design doesn't represent the highest and best use. Instead it represents an opportunity cost in terms of failing to maximize the public benefits of this institution. Ironically the very thing that people criticize about going to the clinic...the poor condition of the neighborhoods... is a direct result of how the Cleveland Clinic campus is designed in terms of its hard outer shell. Replace it with a porous shell with lots of supportive uses and the land use-related benefits to the neighborhood will be maximized.
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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic News & Info
« Reply #197 on: July 19, 2017, 08:09:55 PM »
Between Uptown, all the development planned along East 105th, and the Clinic development mentioned on here recently along Cedar I think this is moving in the right direction, though still a long way off.  Even the Clinic isn't endlessly hungry for more land, they have enough within their current bounds for decades of expansion.

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« Reply #198 on: July 19, 2017, 08:15:49 PM »
I was just about to edit my post by saying that retail and restaurants are only part of the potential spin-off benefits of the Cleveland Clinic. Housing has to be a bigger focus of attention for some of its many employees as well as for patients who are facing months or even years of continuing medical care. The clinic spends a lot of money on parking garages when it could be spending that on housing. Walking to work has great health benefits not only for employees but also for the neighborhood.

Similarly, we as a country and as individuals spend a lot of money on ambulatory services when offering patients the choice of living close to the hospital could have significant health-care benefits, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of proximal access to care. I say that from personal experience because my elderly mother practically lives at Cleveland Clinic even though she maintains an apartment many many miles away.
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