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Closure of St. Vincent's Rains Fallout on Area Hospitals

Yesterday FierceHealth covered the New York Daily News piece on the fallout from the closure of St. Vincen'ts emergency department:

Manhattan hospitals have been deluged by a flood of patients since last April's closing of St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, the New York Daily News reports.

Bellevue Hospital's chief of emergency medicine, Dr. Lewis Goldfrank, described St. Vincent's closure as "a significant disaster" for emergency care. The facility saw ER visits jump 25 percent to 10,000 a month from an average 8,000. And the number of patients brought by ambulance rose by 40 percent, if one compares the number of patients that came in September with the month before St. Vincent's closed its doors.

Read the full article at FierceHealth, with links to the New York Daily News article as well as an article at DNA Info.

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