Ok Guttman Realty Caritas properties purchase


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

After an injunction by the runner up in the bidding for the former Caritas properties was denied by a bankruptcy judge, it seems the sale will go through for Brooklyn-based Guttman Realty, and is expected to be complete in the next few weeks. “We had a very frank, open discussion [with Guttman],” said Dan Andrews, […]

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‘Health crisis’ as hospitals may face closure


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Kim Zambrotta is worried. If St. John’s Queens Hospital in Elmhurst closes, the Middle Village resident - and long-time employee - is sure that her loved ones will have to wait to receive medical attention. And, as a Registered Nurse and delegate specializing in critical care, Zambrotta knows that minutes can mean the difference between […]

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Former St. John’s Hospital, adjacent parking garage sell for $47 million


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Massey Knakal

The former home to St. John’s Hospital will soon be transformed into a mixed-use building.

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Hospitals move patients – oust employees


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Monday, February 23 was Patricia Loccisano’s last day of work. No, the Registered Nurse specializing in intensive care did not retire after 33 ½ years. Instead, Loccisano is one of the nearly 3,000 employees of St. John’s Queens and Mary Immaculate hospitals that suddenly are finding themselves without jobs as the two facilities proceed with […]

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Hospitals move patients – oust employees


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Monday, February 23 was Patricia Loccisano’s last day of work. No, the Registered Nurse specializing in intensive care did not retire after 33 ½ years. Instead, Loccisano is one of the nearly 3,000 employees of St. John’s Queens and Mary Immaculate hospitals that suddenly are finding themselves without jobs as the two facilities proceed with […]

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Hospitals move patients – oust employees


By Queens Courier Staff

TONIA N. CIMINO            Monday, February 23 was Patricia Loccisano’s last day of work.             No, the Registered Nurse specializing in intensive care did not retire after 33 ½ years. Instead, Loccisano is one of the nearly 3,000 employees of St. John’s Queens and Mary Immaculate hospitals that suddenly are finding themselves without jobs as […]

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FLATLINING HOSPITALS


By Queens Courier Staff

Queens is about to be plunged into a health crisis of deadly proportions. Two of its busiest hospitals serving some 200,000 residents and employing over 2,500 health service workers are slipping away. As these two institutions are being allowed to “flatline,” some people will die - and who will be to blame? We have to […]

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Two Queens hospitals heading into bankruptcy


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Despite public outcry and the intervention of the borough president – who has asked the state to at least delay any planned closure of St. John’s and Mary Immaculate hospitals – on Friday, January 23 the Board of Directors of Caritas Health Care, Inc., which operates the two facilities, adopted a resolution authorizing the Corporation […]

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Year In Review


By Queens Courier Staff

Having rung in the New Year, 2008 on Tuesday, January 1, we bring you, our readers, a look back at some of the stories - many of them exclusives - that made The Queens Courier worth reading in 2007. Since we are “All About You,” the most important stories we cover are the ones affecting […]

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Year In Review


By Queens Courier Staff

Having rung in the New Year, 2008 on Tuesday, January 1, we bring you, our readers, a look back at some of the stories - many of them exclusives - that made The Queens Courier worth reading in 2007. Since we are “All About You,” the most important stories we cover are the ones affecting […]

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