Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Attorney General Candidate Backs Hospital

Another candidate for New York State Attorney General came out in strong support of a hospital for the lower West Side today.

State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D - Manhattan, Bronx) issued the following statement:

"The closure of St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center was a tragic blow for Greenwich Village, Chelsea and the entire West Side of Manhattan. Unless a 24-hour acute care hospital with an emergency room opens in this neighborhood, entire communities of New Yorkers will go without the adequate health services they deserve.

"Moreover, recent allegations about the financial management of St. Vincent's Hospital, while it was still in operation, have raised serious and troubling questions that demand answers.

"The bottom line is: the west side of Manhattan both deserves and needs an acute care hospital with an emergency room. Anything and everything should be done to make certain that becomes a reality."

The Coalition for a New Village Hospital welcomes Mr. Schneiderman's bold support for our community's health.