Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hospitals await study(Updated)


"State commission to release report that could recommend closure of health care facilities that are fiscally strapped or have too few patients"

"Although it has hardly been a household name, the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century after today is likely to be as hot a topic statewide as former Secretary of State James Baker's Iraq Study Group is nationally.The commission, created by Gov. George Pataki and the State Legislature, has been working for more than a year on recommendations on which, if any, of the state's more than 200 hospitals should be closed. Today it is scheduled to release its findings, which experts say could have a profound effect on delivery of health care in the state."

Elizabeth B(Capitol Condifendtial) has all the early dirt with her A.M. Roundup - Hospital Closing Edition ...............Azi(The Politicker) thinks this lobbyist didn't earn their big payday..Victory Memorial(Brooklyn) is closing anyway??? Strong Lobbyist, Weak Result and.......

"The Berger Commission will recommend closing five hospitals in New York City and four more statewide, according to The Times and The Sun.
They are: St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital and Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan; Victory Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn; New York Westchester Square Medical Center in the Bronx; and Parkway Hospital in Queens.
Stephen Berger, the commission's chairman and David Sandman say that closing hospitals is just one step, and that
reimbursement policies must also be fixed."

stay tuned....more to come..........andy

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