Peninsula Hospital

Doctors of the World to open free clinic in the Rockaways
Doctors of the World to open free clinic in the Rockaways
South Maggie Hayes 8/09/2013 at 9:26AM

Doctors of the World are coming local – to the Rockaways, intending to boost the area’s health care. The international network of doctors has 14 locations worldwide which combined work in 79 countries and recently signed a lease to open a free primary health care clinic at 2-30 Beach 102nd Street, making the Rockaways the [...]

Potential purchaser eyes Peninsula Hospital
Potential purchaser eyes Peninsula Hospital
South Terence M. Cullen 8/21/2012 at 4:35PM

Michael Melnicke, a nursing home owner, has been named as a potential buyer for Peninsula Hospital and its nursing home, according to court documents. The health care executive and former board member of the closed hospital is leading a group looking to buy the facility, which closed in April when it ran out of cash. [...]

Grant to help St. John’s Episcopal with patient overflow
News Melissa Chan 6/21/2012 at 3:34PM

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital received a $5 million shot in the arm from the state, after the sudden closure of Peninsula Hospital left emergency health care in the Far Rockaway community strained, officials said. A $5,357,680 grant will be awarded to St. John’s thanks to New York State’s Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL [...]

Health commish leaves meeting amid ‘state of emergency;’ offers for Peninsula still on the table
Health commish leaves meeting amid ‘state of emergency;’ offers for Peninsula still on the table
News Melissa Chan 5/15/2012 at 2:52PM

Former Peninsula Hospital employees, elected officials and residents had only one hour to convince Health Commissioner Nirav Shah to consider the needs of the community before the state’s top health official silently slinked out of the four-hour meeting. “That’s disrespectful,” said Mary Kampa, 52, a former nurse at Peninsula. More than 200 people packed the [...]

Death knell for Peninsula Hospital
Death knell for Peninsula Hospital
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 2:27PM

Peninsula Hospital has been sent to the morgue. The foundering Far Rockaway facility has officially shut its doors for good, officials said. The State Department of Health (DOH) did not return calls for comment, but former board members said the institution closed after 5 p.m. on Monday, April 9. “It’s a shame, and it’s terrible [...]

Peninsula Hospital set to close on Monday according to report
Peninsula Hospital set to close on Monday according to report
Health Melissa Chan 4/06/2012 at 4:04PM

According to published reports, Peninsula Hospital will shut its doors for good on Monday, April 9. Hospital officials did not yet confirm, and local leaders could not verify the rumored sudden termination. Peninsula has already submitted a closure plan to the state Department of Health (DOH), which as of April 3 was still under review, [...]

Peninsula trustee keeps children’s program ‘in consideration’
News Melissa Chan 4/06/2012 at 3:55PM

When one door closes, another one opens. At least that’s what the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center is hoping for. According to Dr. Peter Nelson, the health center’s CEO, the ill-fated future of Peninsula Hospital may mean security for the center and its children’s day treatment program. Peninsula has housed the center and its [...]

Community won’t give up on Peninsula Hospital
Community won’t give up on Peninsula Hospital
News Melissa Chan 4/04/2012 at 3:35PM

While efforts to resuscitate Peninsula Hospital have flatlined, the Rockaway community has not yet pulled the plug on saving it. “They’re finding a way to shut the doors for no reason. We’re not going to give up until we reopen the hospital,” said Democratic Assembly District Leader Lew Simon. Following trustee Lori Lapin Jones’ March [...]