Peninsula Hospital

Peninsula Hospital to close
Peninsula Hospital to close
Top Stories Melissa Chan 3/27/2012 at 3:23PM

Officials plan to pull the plug on Peninsula Hospital. The floundering Far Rockaway facility is required to submit a closure plan to the state’s Department of Health (DOH), said Michael Moran, a spokesperson for the agency. News of the termination came after a long series of unshakable bankruptcy battles and instability at the hospital. Failed [...]

Peninsula Hospital to close permanently
Peninsula Hospital to close permanently
News Jay Lane 3/26/2012 at 3:39PM

Peninsula Hospital Center will permanently close, bringing to an end a chaotic chapter in its life marked by six months in bankruptcy and a failed rescue attempt by an investor that had no experience in running a hospital. The state Department of Health shut down the laboratory of the Far Rockaway hospital on Feb, 23, [...]

Brooklyn and Queens men fatally shot Sunday morning in separate incidents
Brooklyn and Queens men fatally shot Sunday morning in separate incidents
News Michael Pantelidis 3/25/2012 at 2:22PM

Brooklyn and Queens men fatally shot Sunday morning in separate incidents Two men in their 20s were fatally shot Sunday morning in separate incidents in the Bronx andQueens. A 29-year-oldBronxman was shot in the chest and buttocks near his home onMorrison Soundview about 2:30 a.m. He was rushed toJacobiMedicalCenter, where he later died. [...]

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Trustee named, Peninsula expects to exit bankruptcy
Trustee named, Peninsula expects to exit bankruptcy
News Melissa Chan 3/21/2012 at 12:00PM

The court-ordered bankruptcy trustee appointed to take over all operations at Peninsula Hospital has been named, federal officials said. Lori Lapin Jones — a Long Island bankruptcy law attorney — was chosen by the U.S. Trustee’s office, an agency under the U.S. Department of Justice, to head the embattled Far Rockaway facility. “The trustee who [...]

Peninsula Hospital’s patients absorbed by other hospitals
News Melissa Chan 3/07/2012 at 9:48AM

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 [...]

Editorial Queens Courier Staff 3/06/2012 at 3:42PM

Just when we thought Peninsula Hospital had gotten the life-saving CPR it needed, it seems the facility is once again flatlining. Late last month, the hospital was barred from accepting new patients after the State Department of Health (DOH) shut down the lab. Reportedly, there was expired blood plasma and staffers handling samples were not [...]

Peninsula Hospital’s problems persist
Peninsula Hospital’s problems persist
News Melissa Chan 3/06/2012 at 3:38PM

A sinking Peninsula Hospital has had to throw more than 200 workers overboard in a buoyant effort to stay afloat. Roughly 240 hospital employees were temporarily laid off, officials said, as the embattled facility continues to struggle with bankruptcy and emergency service shut downs. The sudden terminations were instituted short-term, officials said, in order to [...]

Peninsula will make payroll
News Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 12:58PM

The doors of Peninsula Hospital will be kept open, according to hospital officials. “We’re definitely reaching payroll,” said Liz Sulik, the hospital’s director of external affairs. The embattled Far Rockaway facility was previously in danger of not meeting payroll after December 26 without a cash infusion. But now, the hospital is “moving forward at a [...]

As Peninsula struggles, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center has hope
News Melissa Chan 12/13/2011 at 1:38PM

Officials of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center — and 15 students in the complex’s Children’s Day Treatment program — have been granted an early Christmas wish. The health center and its treatment program have been housed by Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway for over 10 years. But over a month ago, Peninsula’s new [...]