Cleveland Clinic http://michiganradio.org en Can health care be a magic bullet for the Midwest? (Part 3) http://michiganradio.org/post/can-health-care-be-magic-bullet-midwest-part-3 <p>Detroit is the latest metro area vying to become a medical destination. The hope is that its hospital systems can draw patients from outside its region, helping the local economy.</p><p>In short, Detroit wants to be more like Cleveland.</p><p>But Cleveland could be tough to copy.</p><p><strong>Cosgrove comes to Cleveland</strong></p><p>In 1975, a young cardiologist arrived in Cleveland.</p><p><em>&ldquo;I came here in a rented truck with a Vega on the back end because it was too sick to pull,&rdquo;</em> Toby Cosgrove says.</p><p>Jump ahead 36 years and that newbie with a beater of a car is now CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.</p><p>Cosgrove presides over a medical empire vastly larger than when he came to town hoping to get better at heart surgery.</p><p><em>&ldquo;We were about 140-150 doctors. We&rsquo;ve grown a bit since that time. We&rsquo;re now about 3,000,&rdquo;</em> he says. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 4620 at http://michiganradio.org Can health care be a magic bullet for the Midwest? (Part 3)