Cleveland Clinic Announces Changes at Huron Hospital

Oct. 14--In a move that reflects its ongoing commitment to provide patients with the highest level of outcomes and experience, Cleveland Clinic announced today that it will transition trauma services at Huron Hospital to Hillcrest Hospital in early 2011. The emergency department at Huron Hospital will remain open and continue to serve the community.

Major investments and upgrades in technology have established Level II trauma care at Hillcrest Hospital to ensure quality outcomes. In November 2009, Cleveland Clinic and Metro Health created a regional trauma network, the Northern Ohio Trauma System, that brought together the community’s Level I and II adult trauma centers.

Cleveland Clinic also announced that it is in discussions with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) to transition Huron School of Nursing to Tri-C. Cuyahoga Community College will be opening their new $20.6 million state-of-the-art Health Careers & Technology Center in January 2011, on Tri-C’s Eastern Campus. This transition will build on the strengths of the nursing programs that both organizations have established, while also offering expanded services and reduced costs to students.

These changes have been in discussion for several months and are part of Cleveland Clinic’s ongoing strategy to respond to the needs of the region and our patients while remaining committed to its mission of providing the highest quality, cost effective care.