There will be a rally outside Mary Immaculate Hospital tomorrow morning at 11am.
From the Daily News:
In the midst of the frantic negotiations, the Daily News learned that Queens-based Capitol Health Management Inc. had offered $80 million last year to buy the two ailing hospitals. A company spokesman revealed the offer had recently been upped to as much as $150 million.
Capitol, which runs an outpatient facility at the old Parkway Hospital, offered to keep all three facilities open.
"We have private equity dollars to save all three hospitals," said Capitol spokesman Fred Stewart.
But Stewart said after the Borough Hall powwow, that the deal was now "off the table."
Caritas previously considered selling the two hospitals to North Shore-LIJ Health System, which hoped to build a 400-bed hospital near St. John's Queens - a proposal that relied heavily on public financing.
That plan appears to have been torpedoed by the recession, which has made public funding scarce, said North Shore spokesman Terry Lynam.