Leaders vow to save and expand St. John’s Hospital at community forum


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Community residents and employees of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital met with the institution’s leaders to discuss the future in a forum hosted by State Senator James Sanders.

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Pols push for St. John’s Hospital to be reimbursed for Sandy expenses


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the office of Assemblymember Goldfeder

Local pols want to keep the lone Rockaway hospital from flat lining. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and State Sentator James Sanders sponsored a bill to bring $4.3 million to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital to reimburse them for expenses spent during and after Sandy.

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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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Peninsula Hospital’s patients absorbed by other hospitals


| mchan@queenscourier.com

While Peninsula Hospital struggles to stabilize itself financially, elected officials say they’re worried for already “overburdened” area hospitals receiving the brunt of patient overflow. “Other hospitals are overtaxed and overburdened as it is,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. “St. John’s [Episcopal Hospital] was overburdened when Peninsula was completely opened. Now that it’s closed, I can’t imagine […]

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St. John’s students ‘warm hearts’ at Parker Jewish Institute


| ecamhi@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Erica Camhi

Back in 2009, college sophomore Colleen Turner bought her mom the simple gift of a blanket during an extended hospital stay for multiple sclerosis treatment. Turner wanted the blanket to evoke for her mom a sense of home — even if she couldn’t be there. The gesture generated so much interest on the hospital wing […]

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St. John’s toy drive teaches life lessons


| amanning@queenscourier.com

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There was a local celebrity trotting around St. John’s University last week – one who has a golden complexion, lots of fur, and four legs. It was Hooper, the beloved dog of Professor Jane Paley and the face of the annual Hooper’s Toy Drive, which is organized by Paley’s public relations campaign class. Professor Jane […]

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St. John’s Episcopal expands as Peninsula on brink


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

More than being worried about herself, Janet DePaolo is worried about her patients. The Registered Nurse, with 19 years at Peninsula Hospital, had to tell those receiving treatment at the facility’s ambulatory chemotherapy unit that they will have to go someplace else for care. “To tell the patients in 24 hours [is difficult] – they […]

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Peninsula closing – St John’s to step up


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

The same day that MediSys announced that “the management of Peninsula Hospital Center is engaged in a program to close the hospital over a period of several months;” St. John’s Episcopal Hospital said that it “is ready to meet the community’s needs.” However, as The Courier went to press, the staff of Peninsula – along […]

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Hospitals


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Elmhurst Hospital Center 79-01 Broadway Elmhurst, NY 11373 718-334-4000 http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/facilities/elmhurst.shtml North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills 102-01 66th Road Forest Hills, NY 11375 718-830-4000 E.R. 718-830-4200 www.northshorelij.com Flushing Hospital Medical Center 43-40 Parsons Blvd. Flushing, NY 11355 General Info # 718-670-5000 Admitting # 718-670-5435 Ambulatory Care # 718-670-8939 Emergency Medicine # 718-670-5494 E.R. 718-670-3086 […]

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Hospitals closing – grants to others


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Despite the city comptroller’s call for the State Department of Health (DOH) to reconsider or delay the closures of Mary Immaculate and St. John’s Queens hospitals, it seems as though the shuttering is proceeding. On Tuesday, February 17, State DOH Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D. announced $18 million in grants to other facilities to ensure […]

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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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