Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'hospitals'

New York Downtown Hospital agrees to pay $13.4 million in Medicaid payment scheme - NYPOST.com

From the New York Post online October 10: New York Downtown Hospital has agreed to cough up $13.4 million to settle charges of participating in a massive Medicaid drug- treatment scam -- after being accused of operating a shady,...

New NYLJ Article, "Antitrust Enforcers Target Hospital Consolidations"

Section Chair Frank Serbaroli, with the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, writes a regular "Expert Analysis" column for the New York Law Journal. The latest article, "Antitrust Enforcers Target Hospital Consolidations," appears in the May 24, 2011 edition...

Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn May Close - NYTimes.com

From the February 9, 2011 New York Times online: A struggling Brooklyn hospital is making plans to shut down in March after a decision by the Cuomo administration to delay grants to help finance a merger intended to rescue...

Community General Teeters, Looks to Upstate

Posted on Syracuse.com Community General Hospital continued to lose money and patients last year, underscoring concerns about its ability to survive unless it is taken over by Upstate Medical University. Community lost about $2 million in 2010, the fifth consecutive...

SUNY Downstate Will Use State Grant to Acquire LICH

On the DOH website October 14, 2010: Governor David A. Paterson today announced that State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center has been awarded a $40 million State grant to acquire and operate Long Island College Hospital (LICH),...

Long Island College Hospital to Merge With SUNY Downstate

In the New York Post October 11: Financially struggling Long Island College Hospital will be saved through a merger deal with SUNY Downstate Medical Center that was quietly approved last week by board members from LICH, a 152-year-old Cobble Hill...

2010-11 Best Hospitals

US News & World Report has released its 2010-11 "Best Hospitals" list. Kudos to New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell for being the only New York hospital to make the "Honor Roll." In addition, the following hospitals received...

NYC's North General Hospital Closing Too

The New York Times reports June 28: Barely two months after the closing of St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, North General Hospital, a potent symbol of the city's political and philanthropic commitment to Harlem, announced Monday that it was...

NY Launches Malpractice Cost Reduction Program

From today's Albany TimesUnion: The state health department and court system are joining together to develop a creative way to reduce medical malpractice costs and compensate victims of medical errors more quickly. Under the plan announced Wednesday, hospitals will disclose...

Hospital Group Linked to Seminerio Scandal

Reported in the New York Post May 2: A hospital group linked to an influence-peddling scandal in Albany put three members of a prominent family of Brooklyn politicians on its payroll, records and e-mails obtained by The Post show. Prosecutors...

Study Casts Doubt on US News & World Report Hospital Rankings

Bloomberg Businessweek reports online April 19: Hospitals rated as top by U.S. News & World Report are chosen using a system that reflects their reputation with little connection to objective measures of quality of care, a study said. The hospitals...

DOH: New York Hospitals Weakest in the Nation

From an AP wire 4/17: The state's money for health care is spread so thin among its "too many hospitals" that its medical facilities are financially among the weakest in the nation, the health commissioner said. Dr. Richard Daines spoke...

St. Vincent's Bankruptcy Official

At the New York Times website today: St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan filed its long-expected petition for bankruptcy on Wednesday, indicating that its largest unsecured creditor was a federal pension insurance agency. Read the rest of the article on the Times...

Roosevelt, Beth Israel Will Accommodate St. Vincent's Patients

Online today at the New York Times website: Two private hospitals, Roosevelt, at 59th Street and 10th Avenue, and Beth Israel Medical Center at First Avenue and 16th Street, will increase the staff in their emergency rooms to accommodate patients...

St. Vincent's to Close

Today's New York Times online reports: The board of St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers voted on Tuesday night to close its flagship hospital in Greenwich Village, ending its long struggle to stay afloat despite millions of dollars of debt. The...

TimesUnion Dives Into Hospital Medical Errors

The Sunday Albany Times-Union carried a lengthy piece on hospital medical errors, stating that two Capital Region hospitals had made a "watch list". The safety analysis is part of a Hearst Newspapers' Dead by Mistake investigation into medical errors. NHQC...

Brookhaven Settles Medicare Fraud Charges

According to a PRNewswire, Brookhaven has settled a Medicare fraud matter that stretches back to 2005: Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, a Long Island, N.Y.-based hospital, has agreed to pay $2.92 million, plus interest, to settle allegations that the hospital...

Nate Littauer Hospital Receives High Praise For Energy Conservation

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home in Gloversville, NY (Fulton County) received recognition from PRES Energy for its efforts to reduce energy consumption in its facilities: Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home recently received results of an audit conducted by...

DOH Passes on New ER in Southern Saratoga County

From today's Albany Times-Union: The state Health Department has told three hospitals that want to establish emergency rooms in southern Saratoga County that it currently doesn't see a need for those services. Ellis Medicine and Seton Health both proposed putting...

New York Shunned in HealthGrades' 2010 "50 Best Hospitals" List

HealthGrades, a healthcare ratings organization based in Golden, Colorado, released its list of "America's 50 Best Hospitals" for 2010 yesterday. No New York hospitals were included in the list. Also among the states unrepresented in HealthGrades' list are: Massachusetts, Connecticut,...

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