Friday, April 18, 2003 at 3:33 PM
The man in charge of the Cleveland Clinic Health System's eastern operations says while the city has dodged a bullet, there are still many financial problems facing hospitals and emergency rooms. This week Clinic officials announced that the trauma unit at Huron Hospital would be shut down. A team of specialized surgeons decided to discontinue their contract at Huron, and at first it seemed they would not be replaced. Under pressure from local political leaders, the Clinic has agreed to keep the trauma unit open, drawing on staff from other hospitals. But Charlie Minor, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic's Eastern Region, says while the unit will remain open in the foreseeable future, there's little hope in sight for long term relief. He spoke with ideastream's April Baer.
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