Statement of Senator Duane RE: St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

Thomas K. Duane

April 01, 2010

“St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center is the only inpatient acute-care facility on Manhattan’s Lower West Side -- the hospital, emergency room, affiliated clinics and care providers play a crucial role in serving our community's health care needs.   I was saddened to learn that Mount Sinai Medical Center declined to become partners with St. Vincent’s.  But I am not ready to give up the fight. I will continue to work with all stakeholders, including City, State and Federal officials, as well as the hospital board, management and labor, to guarantee that St. Vincent's Hospital continues to serve the health care needs of our neighborhoods and those patients who live and work in our city and utilize this hospital and its services.”

- State Senator Thomas K. Duane