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Weatherhead’s J.B. Silvers discussed the closing of inpatient hospitals in Cleveland

Bedford, Richmond Heights face loss of revenue, lack of close ER when UH Bedford, UH Richmond cease inpatient hospital services J.B. Silvers, associate dean of finance at the Weatherhead School of Management, commented on the closing of inpatient hospitals in the Greater Cleveland area, noting that over the years, many Northeast Ohio-area speciality hospitals closed when they were no longer needed. “I don’t see it as some sort of dramatic thing,” Silvers said. “In this case, they closed because fewer people are going there and you couldn’t staff them anyway. So that’s a double whammy, I think.”