Health And Hospitals


Long Island College Hospital ER and Clinic Deal Collapses

Friday, September 19, 2014

The withdrawal leaves the sale of the Cobble Hill property in limbo and reignites concerns over whether the site will continue to offer healthcare.

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Cobble Hill Keeps (Part of) a Hospital

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

After months of secrecy, the State University of New York unveiled how five developers hope to transform Long Island College Hospital in the coming years.

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CEO of Chicago Public Hospitals to Take the Helm of HHC

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A former Lutheran Hospital surgeon and Staten Island resident is moving back to New York to lead the country’s largest public hospital system.

Dr. Ram Raju spent two years at the helm of Cooks County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago. It is the third largest public hospital network in ...



Health Care Gets Heated at Candidates' Press Conferences

Monday, August 19, 2013

The mayoral campaigns of Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio held tense, competing rallies outside the old St. Vincent's hospital site.  The two camps slashed at each other's records — and it got physical when a de Blasio supporter slapped two Quinn supporters.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Anesthesia Awareness and the Nature of Consciousness

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Joshua Lang, medical student at the UC Berkeley/USCF Joint Medical Program and contributor to The Atlantic, discusses the problem of patients becoming aware while under anesthesia -- and why measuring and understanding consciousness is so difficult.

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City Hospitals Suffered $800M Worth of Sandy Damage

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation estimates the damage from Sandy will exceed $800 million. The nation’s largest public hospital system announced the preliminary tally Tuesday with Senator Charles Schumer, who is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for financial help.



The Takeaway

Reexamining America's Mental Health System

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

How truly cohesive is the U.S.'s mental health care system? And what can be done to ensure that those who need care most have access to it? Dr. E. Fuller Torrey discusses the shortcomings of the country's resources for the mentally ill.

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Interfaith Medical Center Files for Bankruptcy

Monday, December 03, 2012

Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The hospital serves Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant and said revenue dropped following cuts to the Medicaid rate in 2010.


Radio Rookies

My Family Remembers

Friday, February 24, 2006

Just three out of every million Americans are diagnosed each year with a potentially fatal blood disease called Aplastic Anemia. Edward was one of them.