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Hospitals

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Worst Nurse

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Charles Graeber, journalist and author of the new book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder, tells the story of homicidal nurse Charlie Cullen, and how he slipped through regulatory cracks.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Judge Again Stymies SUNY Closure of LICH

Monday, April 01, 2013

A New York State district court judge has issued a second temporary restraining order halting the closure of Long Island College Hospital.

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WNYC News

Can Private Capital Help Heal What Ails NY's Struggling Hospitals?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WNYC

With aging buildings, uninsured patients and cuts from the government, many hospitals across New York State are facing financial problems. There has been talk in Albany that allowing private investment could help improve their prospects, but a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do that has run into snags.

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WNYC News

Downtown Hospital Cuts 70 Residents

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Downtown Hospital, which teetered on the edge of bankruptcy before being recently acquired by New York Presbyterian, is dismissing about 70 medical residents.

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WNYC News

LICH to Stay Open for Now

Friday, March 08, 2013

Long Island College Hospital will stay open after a judge on Friday extended a temporary restraining order that blocks the State University of New York from closing the cash-strapped facility.

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WNYC News

Mt. Sinai-Continuum Merger Clears Hurdle

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kaiser Health News

The Mount Sinai Medical Center on Manhattan's Upper East Side and Continuum Health Partners announced Thursday that their boards of trustees have reached a tentative agreement on a possible merger.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Monday, February 25, 2013

Steven Brill talks about “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” his special report in the February 22 issue of Time magazine. It explores why health care costs in the US continue to rise, even as they compromise care and deepen our budget deficits. He spent 16 months working on the article, which is the longest in Time’s history.

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WNYC News

SUNY Board Votes to Close Cobble Hill Hospital

Friday, February 08, 2013

The board of trustees of the State University of New York voted unanimously Friday morning to close the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn as an in-patient facility. The meeting room at a SUNY building in Midtown immediately erupted in shouts of "Shame! Shame!" from supporters, who said the university had not given LICH enough support.

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WNYC News

Fate of Brooklyn Hosptial in SUNY Board's Hands

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The board that oversees the State University of New York system is meeting Friday morning to decide the fate of the Long Island College Hospital, commonly known as LICH.

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WNYC News

NYU Langone, Now Reopened, Seeks to Regain Market Share

Friday, February 01, 2013

Gatewave

Most of NYU Langone is now back up and running, including the popular labor and delivery unit.  But more than a dozen of the hospital's doctors have applied for permanent privileges at other hospitals.

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WNYC News

Montefiore Acquires Struggling Competitor

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A struggling Bronx hospital has succumbed to bankruptcy. But unlike many of those serving poor communities, Westchester Square Hospital is being acquired by another institution, which will transform it into a different kind of healthcare facility.

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WNYC News

New Lessons for Bellevue in Post-Sandy Return

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Providing limited service in the emergency room, while also repairing parts of the physical plant damaged by Sandy, has forced Bellevue to improvise, and has taught the staff new things about operating a large urban hospital.

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WNYC News

Three Commissions Set to Make Post-Sandy Recommendations

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

It's been ten weeks since Sandy hit our region, and reports are coming due for the three commissions investigating the state's readiness for another storm. New emergency planning for hospitals has been a key focus.

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WNYC News

Report: City Hospitals Turn Corner on Medical Malpractice Suits

Friday, December 28, 2012

WNYC

An initiative several years in the making to reduce malpractice claims and settlement costs at the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation has paid off, according to a report released by Comptroller John Liu this week.   

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WNYC News

Shuttered After Sandy, NYU Langone Hospital Partly Reopens

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A New York City hospital that evacuated hundreds of patients after losing power during Sandy has partially reopened.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hospitals, Post-Sandy

Thursday, December 06, 2012

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul updates the state of area hospitals after the storm.

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WNYC News

Sandy Continues to Displace Patients, Presenting Both Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, November 16, 2012

With four local hospitals closed because of Sandy, thousands of patients are scrambling to find other medical centers to treat everything from broken bones to brain cancer. The changes are causing inconvenience to some, but could be a mixed blessing for the hospitals on the receiving end. 

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WNYC News

Closed Hospitals Changing Birth Plans of Expectant Parents

Monday, November 05, 2012

WNYC

The storm related closure of four hospitals in the city has left many expectant patents wondering where they’ll be delivering their babies in the coming weeks.

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WNYC News

Area Hospitals Lean On One Another in Storm's Aftermath

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

After days operating on a backup generator, Bellevue Hospital is "pulling the plug," according to one official. About 500 patients, including about 50 prisoners from city jails, are being evacuated.

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WNYC News

Mt. Vernon Hospital Teeters on the Edge

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Another area hospital is struggling to keep its doors open. Mt. Vernon Hospital, which serves one of Westchester County’s poorest areas, may not have enough money to pay its bills.

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