Healthcare is more than just taking care of people’s health. With a $15 billion footprint in northeast Ohio, it is a key part of the regional economy. In this opening installment of our seven-part series, “The Business of Health,” WKSU’s Tim Rudell takes a look at this growing and evolving industry.
It seems like anywhere you go in northeast Ohio, there's an outpost of the Cleveland Clinic or University Hospital, and sometimes both -- or Summa or another big healthcare system. The major regional players keep expanding, acquiring smaller hospitals and merging.