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anon user #3
#1 Yesterday 00:59:10

NYC hospitals turning into "warzones" (video)

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#2 Yesterday 01:04:05

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TL;DW

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Phillip_McCavity
#3 Yesterday 01:06:33

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Remember -- critical cases and death lag behind cases diagnosed by 2-3 weeks.

This does not bode well.

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#4 Yesterday 01:23:28

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Strange, I thought New York City was full of rich, intelligent coastal elites? 

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NYC’s Disappearing Neighborhood Hospitals

Since 2000, nineteen hospitals have closed across New York City and protesters are now fighting to stop the twentieth closure.


August 19, 2013

Community members held an all-night vigil Sunday to protest the planned closure.

Reverend Herbert Daughtry, 82, said, “The absence of this hospital means that people will have to go distances for medical attention.”

Thus far, Governor Andrew Cuomo has not expressed sympathy for hospital staffs and residents losing easily accessible medical care, and has said he is unwilling to bail out failing hospitals.

Kaiser Health News notes that most of the hospital closings have occurred in relatively poor communities, while a handful were in affluent areas but served as “safety-net” facilities, because local residents who were wealthy and insured favored other facilities farther away.

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New York applied to the federal government a year ago for a Medicaid waiver that officials hoped would net the state $10 billion through better care management, some of which going towards bolstering and modernizing Brooklyn’s healthcare system. But almost a year later, Albany has received no money from Washington. In May, Governor Cuomo went so far as to send a plea to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

“Due to a rapid deterioration in the financial status of essential components of the health care services system in Brooklyn, if nothing is done within the next 12 months, the outcome will be disastrous,” Cuomo’s letter said. “Without the waiver, at least four hospitals—having among them nearly one thousand inpatient beds and supporting hundreds of thousands of emergency room and ambulatory care visits—will be in danger of closing.”

Alan Sager, a professor of health policy at Boston University, calls the phenomenon of the dwindling neighbourhood hospitals “medical deserts.”

Sager notes that the decline in hospital beds comes at a time when the baby boomer generation has begun to age, and will most likely need hospital care.

“We may look back in 10 years and say, ‘How could we not have seen this coming?’” Sager told the Star Tribune. “Keeping open a hospital today is going to cost a lot less than rebuilding at $3 million a bed.”



https://www.thenation.com/article/archi … hospitals/




http://bestofhealthindia.com/best-hospi … -york-city

Cabrini Medical Center - 2008

Holliswood Hospital - 2013

Horace Harding Hospital -2009

Long Island College Hospital - 2014

Mary Immaculate Hospital - 2009

North General Hospital - 2010

Parkway Hospital - 2008

Peninsula Hospital - 2012

St. John's Queens Hospital - 2009

St. Mary's Hospital - 2005

St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center - 2010

St. Vincent's Hospital Midtown - 2007

Stuyvesant Polyclinic - 2008

Terrace Heights Hospital - 2013

Victory Memorial Hospital - 2006

New York Infirmary (merged with Beth-Israel)

Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center (merged with Montefiore) - 2008



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Tom Leykis
#5 Yesterday 02:31:51

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Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Remember -- critical cases and death lag behind cases diagnosed by 2-3 weeks.

This does not bode well.

YOUR JOB, is just to make sure you do do not catch it.  MY JOB is the same.  I went off property 3 times today:  Once to go grocery shopping with the wife, once to retrieve a bag we missed there.  We got it!

The THIRD trip was to the hardware store, to buy supplies for tomorrow's "at home" project.  Along the way, I dumped three loads at the recycling center.. 

Minimize trips.  Make the maximum use out of each trip.  Stay safe.  Do the best as you can.

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