Protesters tried valiantly to save St. Vincent’s
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)
NEW YORK — April 30, 2010. After serving New Yorkers for 160 years, the venerable St. Vincent’s Hospital closed its doors today.
Recently, as St. Vincent’s financial crisis worsened, residents of the West Village struggled to find a way to save their hospital: they marched and lobbied and vigiled. When it became clear that the hospital would be closed, community members worked to keep an emergency room in their neighborhood. Ultimately this effort also failed. During this period Mike Bloomberg also made news, offering his unique take on the health care crisis. Bloomberg, an advocate for working people everywhere, urged New Yorkers to use less salt. Thanks a billion Mr. Mayor.
Mike worries publicwise about sodium but mums the word
when it comes to keeping an E.R. in the West Village