There’s been a lot of talk of a secret plan to decant the hospital and put it out of business. What do you say about that? « The City of Lakewood, Ohio -
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There’s been a lot of talk of a secret plan to decant the hospital and put it out of business. What do you say about that?

We do not buy into the theatrical viewpoint or allegations that the Cleveland Clinic kept secrets from our tenant, Lakewood Hospital Association. We do believe the Clinic’s internal business plan resulted in patients getting care at other sites. And we don’t agree with every business decision that has been made by the Cleveland Clinic. But again, we’re not in the business of running a hospital and we will not answer questions for the Cleveland Clinic. We are in the business of dealing with reality and making the best deal for the citizens we represent. We must look forward, not backward.