A tense meeting took place Friday between Cleveland Clinic officials and city council members over plans to close Huron Hospital’s trauma center.

The Cleveland Clinic argues it can’t keep enough surgeons at Huron for the trauma center, and patients can be sent to Hillcrest in Mayfield Heights.

One of the things mentioned a number of times in Friday’s meeting was the way news of the closure came out. The Clinic’s announcement came as a surprise to the city of Cleveland and for that, Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove apologized. But at the same time, Cosgrove made it clear that the consolidation is necessary. In his view, it will provide better, higher quality care

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