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Cleveland' Medical Mart to be called Global Center for Health Innovation

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cuyahoga County executive Ed Fitzgerald right off the bat dropped a bombshell.  The Medical Mart has a new name.

It's now called The Global Center for Health Innovation.

Fitzgerald says "They kept coming back over and over again.  The name Medical Mart wasn't working for the tenants and it was actually an impediment to getting real tenants."

Fitzgerald happy to report The Global Center has more than 50 percent of its tenants signed up including a new one.  The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society that just bought out the entire fourth level.

19 Action News Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor also asked some tough questions.

Why last month did Fitzgerald dump County Sheriff Bob Reid who many people loved.

Scott asked "where was he falling short in your mind?"

"Just day to day management, personal and budgetary issues. That might not sound like much but it's a big deal," said Fitzgerald.

19 Action News also wants to know why Fitzgerald isn't cracking down on the 189 million dollar juvenile justice center.

Its millions of dollars over budget, still has faulty water sprinklers in kid's cells, lost three teenage inmates over the holidays and Scott Taylor exposed a second secret gym being built for employees.

Fitzgerald answered "Unfortunately we inherited that mess and now we have to unwind it and it's going to continue to be a challenge to be honest with you."

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