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WNYC News

NYU Returns to Table for Long Island College Hospital

Monday, September 29, 2014

NYU Langone Medical Center has re-entered negotiations to operate part of the hospital known as LICH.

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On Being

Esther Sternberg — The Science of Healing Places [remix]

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Esther Sternberg with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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WNYC News

Some NY Hospitals Opting Out of Health Exchange Plans

Monday, October 07, 2013

If consumers buying insurance on health exchanges have their heart set on particular hospitals or doctors, they better do their homework.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sheri Fink on Five Days at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink investigates patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and tells the story of the quest for truth and justice following the storm. As floodwaters rose, the power failed, the heat climbed, and exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately hastened the deaths of some patients. Fink’s book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, the culmination of six years of reporting. 

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WNYC News

LICH Keeps Losing Patients As Court Order is Appealed

Sunday, July 21, 2013

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SUNY Downstate is discharging patients and diverting ambulances from Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital despite a temporary restraining order. SUNY says it is still diverting because it filed an intent to appeal the order.

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio: The Truth Is Out There … Isn’t It?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dates and times for this program: Wednesdays: 8pm on 93.9FM; Saturdays: 6am on 93.9FM and NJPR, 2pm on AM820 and 4pm on 93.9FM; Sundays: 8pm on AM820 and NJPR

Until not so long ago, chicken feet were nothing but waste material.  Now they provide enough money to keep chicken producers in the black -- the U.S. exports 300,000 metric tons of these “paws” to China and Hong Kong each year. In the first part of this hour-long episode of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner looks at this and other examples of weird recycling. We hear the story of MedWish, a Cleveland non-profit that sends unused or outdated hospital equipment -- from gauze and tongue depressors to beds and x-ray machines – to hospitals in poor countries. We also hear Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan Myhrvold describe a new nuclear-power reactor that runs on radioactive waste. 

Also in this hour: we look at the strange moments when knowledge is not power.  Issues like gun control, nuclear power, vaccinations, and climate change consistently divide the public along ideological lines. Maybe someone just needs to sit down and explain the science better?  Or maybe not.  Stephen Dubner looks into the puzzle of why learning more only makes people more stubborn. Also, we look into conspiracy theories to see how people form their own version of the truth, even when the data contradict it.

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WNYC News

NYU Starts Seeing Some Patients, but Bulk of Hospital Remains Closed

Monday, November 05, 2012

New York University Langone Medical Center reopened many of its outpatient offices, and the 600 students in the medical school went back to classes – but it’s still not clear when the hospital will open its emergency room, surgical suites and labor and delivery ward.

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WNYC News

NY Downtown Hospital Reaches $13M Fraud Settlement

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New York Downtown Hospital must pay back $13.4 million in illegal charges to Medicare and Medicaid.

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WNYC News

Closure Looms for Lone Acute Care Hospital in Southeast Queens

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The latest metro-area hospital on the brink of closure has won a couple more days to present a restructuring plan.

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WNYC News

Hoboken Sells Hospital to Keep it Open

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Hoboken University Medical Center may be under new management by the end of the week. New Jersey's Department of Health is expected to approve a sale that would transfer nearly $52 million in guaranteed bonds the city of Hoboken is currently holding.

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WNYC News

NYU Med Center Critics Say Hospital Under-Serves City's Poor

Thursday, January 20, 2011

NYU Medical Center recently made public its plans for expansion but critics call it one of the city's worst when it comes to serving the city's poor.

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The Takeaway

Do Roombas Dream of Electric Sheep?: The Practical Application of Artificial Companions

Monday, July 05, 2010

When we speak of robots, we tend to discuss mechanical taskmasters sent to the bottom of the ocean to fix broken pipes or a machine sent to diffuse a bomb. To date, robots have been used to tackle jobs deemed too dangerous or impractical for humans. But, The New York Times has been exploring a new breed of robots designed to execute emotional functions by providing companionship and even conversation.

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The Takeaway

A Major Health Scare for Missouri Veterans

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A St. Louis veterans hospital may have infected thousands of its patients with HIV and hepatitis. The Department of Veterans Affairs mailed letters out to 1,812 veterans, warning them they may potentially be infected, because dental equipment "may not have been cleaned correctly" at the clinic at the John Cochran hospital.

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WQXR News

St. Barnabas Interns, Residents Can Join Union

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Medical interns and residents at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx have won the right to vote for a union. That's because the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that interns and residents are "employees," and not "medical students" as St. Barnabas management had previously argued.

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WQXR News

St. Vincent's Hospital Shuts its Doors

Friday, April 30, 2010

St. Vincent's Hospital is closing for good today after months of feuding and years of financial struggles. The 160-year-old Greenwich Village institution will stop accepting even emergency cases at 7 A.M. this morning.

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WQXR News

NY Funds Hospitals to Fill St. Vincent's Void

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New York State is helping an Upper East Side hospital assume some of the functions of St. Vincent's Medical Center, as the Greenwich Village hospital prepares to close its doors for good.

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WQXR News

St. Vincent's - Mt. Sinai Deal Falls Through

Friday, April 02, 2010

St. Vincent’s Medical Center of New York and Mount Sinai Medical Center are no longer in merger talks. A deal was all but killed yesterday when Mt. Sinai said it wouldn't acquire St. Vincent’s inpatient services.

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The Takeaway

Talking to Haiti's Overstretched Doctors

Thursday, March 25, 2010

After the earthquake, injured Haitians flooded the hospital. Now, some of them are cured, but like the 700,000 other homeless Haitians, they have nowhere to go. So they turn to their doctors for help, adding to the overstretched workload of the medical staff.

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    The Takeaway

    Update from Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    An update from Carol Fipp, an aid worker with The Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. Fipp wrote to us on Sunday, frustrated with how slowly their waiting hospital was receiving patients from Port-au-Prince.

    We received five helicopter deliveries of 12 patients today. We had four U.S. Coast Guard airlifts and one Navy airlift. It's definitely an increase from yesterday, but we can still handle many more. It is an improvement, but the current effort is still inadequate; many more people are stranded in Port-Au-Prince, in dire need of care, and the clock is ticking. Our biggest obstacle is the lack of helicopters. Our surgical teams did 16 procedures today, operating until 11:30 PM tonight, and we have six surgeries scheduled for tomorrow morning. We expect the airlifts to increase, and expect possibly two bus loads of injured from Port-au-Prince — a 75 mile ride, which takes six-eight hours over rough roads.

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