(Lakewood)  The Group trying to save Lakewood Hospital from closing has presented petitions to Lakewood City Council to place the issue on the ballot this spring.  Specifically the petitions call for the repeal of Lakewood City Ordinance 49-15 passed last month which authorized the Cleveland Clinic to close Lakewood Hospital and replace it with a wellness center. 

Kevin Young, spokesman for the Save Lakewood Hospital Committee says they gathered more than enough signatures to put the issue before the voters.   The group says city officials turned their backs on three proposals by qualified health care providers, who had viable plans to operate the hospital at a profit. 

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