In a recent development, North General Hospital, has declared its plans for closure. This will be a second closure in two months after St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village was shut down.
On Monday, the officials revealed that the 200 bed hospital will close by next week due to bankruptcy. A Government funded center will start in that building and it will be a walk in clinic for Harlem citizens. The hospital system will move two of its services to the North General site from Roosevelt Island.
These two facilities include a nursing home and a 200-bed long-term rehabilitation center. The deal was struck with the assistance of Governor David A. Paterson, and Representative Charles B. Rangel of Harlem and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Paul Williams, President of the State Dormitory Authority, revealed that they are happy that a plan has been devised with the help of the Governor, which would be helpful for the residents of Harlem. He added that this deal will be helpful not only for providing a platform for health care, but would also be instrumental in expanding the health services in the region.
The Governor and the hospital revealed a joint statement, which stated that the hospital will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.