Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'Berger commission'

Berger In Retrospect

In today's Albany Times Union two CEOs comment on the Berger report. The Berger Commission mandates dropped like a bomb on New York, and Schenectady was ground zero. The commission ordered Bellevue Woman's Hospital to close, and St. Clare's Hospital...

Commissioner: Berger Commission Measures Implemented

Commissioner Daines reported July 2 that the Berger Commission's mandates, which involved closure of 9 hospitals and 7 nursing homes, as well as the downsizing and restructuring of dozens of other institutions, have been implemented. Measures to reform and restructure...

Erie County Lawsuit Over Hospital Closure Ends

From Wednesday's Buffalo Business First: Erie County's attempt to force for the state to close either Buffalo General Hospital or Erie County Medical Center has been dismissed in state Supreme Court. Judge John Curran ended the effort in a decision...

More Restructuring Money Available

From the DOH website: The state will make $250 million in grant funding available this spring to further the restructuring of New York's health care system to strengthen primary care, eliminate excess bed capacity and reduce overreliance on inpatient care...

DOH Releases More Berger Money

The State Department of Health yesterday announced a slew of grant awards in relation to the Berger commission recommendations, including: $65 million to Kaleida Health to close Millard Fillmore Hospital at Gates Circle in Erie County $50 million to two...

DOH Reports Progress on Berger Commission Implementation

DOH has issued a status report on its implementation of the Berger Commission recommendations. The Berger Commission report was published in November 2006. DOH is reporting that the majority of the affected hospitals and nursing homes impacted by the Commission's...

Bellevue Hospital to Fold Into Ellis

The Albany Times Union reports today that Bellevue Hospital, slated by the Berger commission to close, will instead fold into nearby Ellis Hospital by November 1. The fight to save Bellevue Woman's Hospital ended in a truce Thursday with the...

More Opposition to Berger Commission Recommendations

This article posted today at The Business Review online details a poll conducted at the request of a Bellevue board member: A poll of women in the Albany, N.Y., area, conducted by the Siena Research Institute, finds that respondents overwhelmingly...

State Offers Money to Facilitate Berger Commission Recommendations

The Spitzer administration is offering a substantial sum of money to assist health care facilities with the transitions recommended by the Berger commission. According to a Health Department press release: New York State is offering up to $550 million in...

NY Legislature Wants to Revisit Berger Commission Report

The New York Times reports today that state legislative leaders Joe Bruno and Sheldon Silver would like to reconsider the conclusions of the Berger Commission report, approved last year, which made major recommendations for reconfiguring hospitals across the state: Legislators...

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