(New York, NY)- New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair of the Senate’s Committee on Health, and New York State Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Health, announced a joint hearing on improving patient safety in New York State to be held Monday, October 19, 2009, at 10:00 A.M.
(New York, NY)- Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith presented a $600,000 capital funding allocation to Peninsula Hospital Center for the Hospital Center’s new Cancer Center and specifically, the acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment to enhance the services provided by its radiation oncology department.
Endangered health clinics in four public schools will be open when students return to class today, thanks to an emergency infusion of cash from the state government.
The four clinics located in elementary and middle schools in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Park Slope are run by Long Island College Hospital, which said it had to close the centers because they lose $300,000 per year.
Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 5:41 PMFour school health clinics run by embattled Long Island College Hospital got a shot in the arm last week as state officials announced a deal to keep them open this school year.
Cash-strapped LICH closed the clinics, which serve six Brooklyn public schools, this summer to save $300,000 a year.
Sen. Thomas Duane will use his position as chair of the Senate Health Committee to hold hearings across the state “to better understand what is working well in our hospitals, and what contributes to the breakdown in our mandatory reporting system.”
(Left) Former Senator Fred Orenstein, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky-16th SD, Senator Shirley L. Huntley-10th SD, Bruce Flanz, Medisys Executive Vice President and David Rosen, Medisys President & CEO are happy that S. 5562-B passed. This bill would allow Brookdale and Jamaica Hospital to refinance