After Losing Hospital, Rockways Get Medical Center

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The city is selling a dilapidated courthouse in the Rockaways to a private developer and a group of physicians who pledge to transform it into a new healthcare facility. Officials say the new clinic will help the community, following the closure Peninsula Hospital last year

The city owns the 80-year-old courthouse, which was abandoned in the mid 1970s. It’s being purchased by The Harmony Group, a Long Island-based company that has developed office, apartment and storage buildings, but no healthcare facilities, according to its website.

The new clinic will be operated by Rockaway ASC Development LLC, which the city's press release described as "a local consortium of ten physicians."

Elected officials say the new facility “will help improve access” to medical care following the closure of Peninsula Hospital in 2012. But it will be much smaller than 170-bed Peninsula and will offer a fraction of the services.



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