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Peninsula Hospital Closing In Queens NY

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    Due to greed for money by the rich and those who have a fourth hospital is closing in Queens. A Chicago firm called Peoples Choice want to invest in this hospital that was built over 100 years and continue health care in this poor neighbouhood BUT the Department of Health refuses to allow this. Check out on ytube "Stranded" the closure of Peninsula Hospital or join our friends on Facebook "Save Peninsula Hospital" . Our media here in NY will not come to our rallies or meetings and we need exposure to show the people what is happening. 1000 people out of work and why? Too many questions are not being answered. Please help.( Love Ed and Rachel they are the best)
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    save peninsula hospital
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    I have not heard about this. So sad, how the Republicans continue to do harm to America and get away with it most of the time. Due to your message, I will look into it, & see if there is any thing being done. Have you written to Rachel?  rachel @msnbc .com (connect 3 segments). It may be hard to stop them if there are structural issues, problems with plumbing & crumbling walls or bio-hazard problems. Such a tragedy all around. I HOPE things can still be solved.
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    According to WABC TV News: The hospital has been financially bankrupt for over 6 months, and has been ordered not to take in new patients since the lab flunked a recent inspection: their blood samples were found to be out of date. // The president of a Chicago-based hospital group has presented a $20 million plan to keep Peninsula open, but the bankruptcy trustee has not said publicly if she will consider it. // Hundreds of hospital employees will lose their jobs if Peninsula closes. // Peninsula Hospital is still accepting emergency walk-in patients and its clinics are still open. // But unless the rescue plan is approved, the hospital will close for
    good on Friday. [April 6, 2012] //:/:/:// IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS ALL UP TO THE BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE.
    And their personal honesty & integrity. If anybody has any late-breaking updates, let us know.


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    Hi eternal flame, Our Hospital has had problems over many years  because of greed. A big coperation called Medysis came to our rescue a few years ago( the work like Bain Capital), they poured money but took more out , salaries for there CEO consulting fees etc and caused it to go bankrupt. Last August a company called Revival came to the rescue and had started to build up the hospital and for the first time in 10 years had started to make a profit. We could not believe it and then the DOH sent in 8 inspectors to devour our lab. Of course they found violations, the most published was a tech handling blood without gloves and expired plasma in the refrigerator.Usually the employee would be counselled suspended or fired but not a hospital closure. I have been a RN for near 30years now and i have seen big mistakes made by labs where i have worked, like patient death due to mismatched blood but the DOH never closed the lab. The Hospital spent close to a millon bebuilding the lab worked night and day with it staffed around the clock and the DOH never returned to recertify it. The DOH did tell our Senator Malcolm Smith that they did return but this is a lie and have no report to show.Now the Trustee plans to make millons with quick closure and is refusing to work with a company called Peoples Choice who have 20 millon to put into it roght to keep it open. What is happening is criminal and the people of the Rockaways are in shock. This hospital was built over a 100 years ago by the people of Rockaway because it was needed. It is still needed as the population is 10 times what it was and doubles in the summer wit beach visitors. there are only 2 bridges out of Rockaway and in the summer these bridges are jammed with traffic. Strange thing is 1199SEIU are not fighting this closure and appear to be working with the DOH?? The trustee is all set to close despite people with money to pour into it???? Too many questions not answered and no media to ask them? SHAME