CLEVELAND - In light of the Cleveland Clinic's recent announcement that the Huron Hospital campus would be closing, the hospital is offering a Community Information Session and tour of the Clinic's Main Campus on Saturday.
Residents of East Cleveland and surrounding communities are invited to attend the event to learn about how they can access services at the main Cleveland campus, as well as meet physicians and tour campus facilities.
The event will begin at Glickman Hall, located at 9500 Euclid Ave and will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will also be representatives on hand to discuss transportation and financial assistance options for prospective patients.
The Clinic is also providing free transportation to and from the event (residents can pick up the shuttle at Huron Hospital and ride to and from the Main Campus between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30p.m.)
The clinic announced that they would be closing the hospital on June 14. On June 30, the hospital and the city of East Cleveland reached an agreement that resulted in the hospital agreeing to pay the city $10 million to cover their loss in income taxes. The hospital will also tear down the old building and give the land to the city.
The city of Cleveland, however, was not able to reach an agreement with the clinic and has filed a lawsuit over the loss of emergency and trauma services at Huron Hospital. Cleveland is concerned that the closing of the east side emergency room will burden the already busy trauma center at MetroHealth Medical Center on Cleveland's west side.