Interesting article in local New York City paper written by a resident of the West Village. In it he addresses the closing of Saint Vincent's Hospital which was replaced by an urgent care center, and the process of Mount Sinai/Beth Israel hospital beginning the process of shutting down. The 800 some odd bed hospital will be replaced by a 70 facility with a separate urgent care/ER, along with a host of other ambultory services and clinics.
Article focues on Lower Manhattan since once Beth Israel closes the only full service hospital below 14th Street in Manhattan will be New York Presbyterian's "Downtown" campus, formerly known as Beekman-Downtown Hospital.
PROGRESS REPORT: I survived, but will Lower Manhattan healthcare? | The Villager Newspaper