What makes you most excited about this deal at this point?
For many of us, it’s the fact that there will be continuous emergency care provided to our community. That was a big concern among our residents. The emergency department at the hospital will remain open 24/7/365, providing all the services of a comprehensive emergency department, until the brand new emergency department opens in the family health center across the street. And as a bonus, the Clinic has agreed to make its mobile stroke unit available to Lakewood, which means high tech diagnostic and treatments options available to patients suffering from a stroke, as close to home as possible.