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Losing A Hospital In The Heart Of A Small City

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Lakewood residents protest the expected closing of their hospital during an April 2015 press conference. (Photo by Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN).

In a leafy suburb of Cleveland, 108-year-old Lakewood Hospital is expected to close in the next two years, for economic reasons. Mike Summers points to the fourth-floor windows on the far left side of the historic brick building. He recalls spending three weeks in one of those rooms. It was Christmas 1965 and Summers had a broken hip.

“I remember hearing Christmas bells from the church across the street,” he says.

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