CLEVELAND — Parma Community General Hospital and EMH Healthcare will become part of University Hospitals on New Year’s Day.
Both hospitals announced last summer that they were exploring partnerships with UH. At the time, the organizations anticipated closure by the end of 2013.
As part of the integration, both hospitals will undergo name changes: University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and University Hospitals Parma Medical Center.
UH Parma employs 2,000 Northeast Ohioans and has more than 500 physicians on its staff in its six founding cities of Parma, Parma Heights, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Seven Hills and North Royalton.
UH Elyria has over 2,100 employees and has campuses in Elyria, Amherst, Avon, Sheffield and North Ridgeville.