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The Takeaway

For Premature Babies, A Fine Ethical Line Between Life and Death

Monday, August 20, 2012

For as long as we have had medical care, doctors have always faced tough choices. One area where this is increasingly being played out is in Neonatal Care Units, where 500,000 premature American babies are cared for each year.

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WNYC News

Metro Area Hospital To Be Hit with Federal Fines for ‘Frequent-Flyer’ Patients

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Several New York-area hospitals will lose millions of dollars in federal Medicare payments, because too many of their patients keep coming back — and the government's tired of paying for it.

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WNYC News

How Safe Are NY Hospitals? Health Commissioner Challenges Consumer Reports

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The state’s top health official is tackling one of the country’s best known watchdogs, over hospital safety.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Area Hospitals Without Malpractice Insurance

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New York Times reporter Anemona Hartocollis talks about why several New York City hospitals lack malpractice insurance or are only partially covered, and what patients need to know.

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The Takeaway

When New Doctors Meet Experienced Nurses

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New residents fresh out of medical school are said to be the cause of the "July Effect," where a drop in the quality of care and an increase in medical errors are reported. How do nurses fit in?

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WNYC News

Taxpayer Bailout of Struggling Hospitals Continues

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New York State is starting to set money aside to pay off the debts of struggling hospitals that got a life-line from Albany under the first Governor Cuomo, more than 20 years ago.

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WNYC News

NY Hospitals Not Doing Enough to Help Poor: Report

Monday, February 13, 2012

A new report finds that dozens of hospitals in New York State are collecting hundreds of millions of dollars to care for the uninsured. At the same time, they are making it more difficult for needy patients to receive financial assistance, causing some patients to go deep into debt.

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WNYC News

Hospitals' Challenge: Slow Down Revolving Door

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

For years, Joseuly Claudio was a regular at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The 53-year-old triple-bypass heart failure patient had 20 emergency room visits and overnight admissions last year, costing taxpayers $140,000 through Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Panel Seeks Broader Power Over Hospitals

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hospitals and healthcare advocates around the state will be watching Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to see what he does with new recommendations that could have far-reaching effects on the state’s healthcare system.

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WNYC News

Panel Recommends Broad Changes for Brooklyn Hospitals

Monday, November 28, 2011

A state panel says a half-dozen struggling Brooklyn hospitals should merge or restructure, in order to make the borough’s overall healthcare system operate more efficiently. The recommendations cap months of data gathering and heated public testimony.

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WNYC News

Fed Dollars for NY Hospitals Occasionally Go to Wrong Hospitals: Study

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New York’s hospitals gets hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government to pay for health care for the uninsured and under-insured — but a new study that suggests much of that money doesn’t go to the right hospitals, with the most non-paying customers.

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The Takeaway

New Report Ranks America's Best Hospitals

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A new report ranks America's 405 best hospitals based on their quality of treatment for heart attacks, pneumonia, and other critical ailments. Some of the nation's leading health care providers are not on the list. Dr. Mark Chassin, president of the Joint Commission, the hospital certification organization that conducted the study, said, "We recognize that improvement has been happening across the country on these measures, but there are some hospitals that have achieved extraordinary levels of performance."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

David Ansell tells the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals, Chicago's Cook County Hospital—both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital covers more than 30 years of its history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship there. Ansell writes of the doctors and patients, politics, and public health, and gives an account of a young doctor’s medical education in urban America, set against a backdrop of race, segregation and poverty.

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WNYC News

Hospitals Struggle to Provide Care In Blizzard's Wake

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It’s been a challenging couple of days for medical professionals working to provide care at New York City hospitals. Emergency rooms have reported a rise in fractures, cases of hypothermia and conditions related to over-exertion from shoveling snow. The same issues caused more problems in the outer boroughs, where many streets remained unplowed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Hospitals in Critical (Financial) Condition

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mark Levine, New York magazine contributing writer, says St. Vincent's was just the first NYC hospital to fail financially.

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WQXR News

Grant Deadline for St. Vincent's Funding Today

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today is the deadline for hospitals and other healthcare providers to apply for state grants to transform part of St. Vincent’s Hospital into an urgent care center.

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WQXR News

Ambulances Diverted from St. Vincent's

Thursday, April 08, 2010

FDNY diverts most ambulances away from financially troubled Greenwich Village hospital.

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WQXR News

St. Vincent's Medical Center Will Close

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The hospital board will next decide on a timetable for the closure.

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WQXR News

Bill Clinton Leaves Hospital After Heart Surgery

Friday, February 12, 2010

The former President may be back to work as soon as Monday.

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The Takeaway

Haitian Patients Flood Miami Hospitals

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Haitian airlifts have resumed, but they're still flying almost exclusively to Florida – and to Miami's overburdened hospitals. According to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, the state has taken more than 500 injured evacuees from the Haiti earthquake since it struck three weeks ago. Doctors there says 150 of those have gone to two hospitals in Miami.

 

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