Why is there a need to close the hospital to inpatient care when the Huron report suggests that Lakewood can support a hospital?
It is important to set the record straight on the conclusions of the Huron Consulting report. The Huron report noted that the city could ONLY support a hospital if that hospital could capture 100 percent of the market share for inpatient care. That means every resident who currently goes to a hospital outside of Lakewood (think of all your friends who go to Metro or Fairview or the Clinic) would have to go to Lakewood Hospital for it to stay in business. That’s a wholly unrealistic assumption.