Why is Council making a decision this month? Why not wait a bit longer?
City Council has diligently studied the options and hosted dozens of public meetings on this issue. We’ve done our homework. We’ve gathered all the facts. We’ve heard from the residents we represent. We are ready to make our recommendation on how to improve the health of our community.
Also, Lakewood Hospital Association (LHA), which is responsible for operating the hospital, is losing money at an astounding rate. With funds dwindling and LHA reaching a point of insolvency, there is urgency. We must act decisively and wisely so that taxpayers receive the greatest value for our assets, and we continue to receive health care, including emergency care, without interruption.