Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Mt. Sinai inundated with patients
From the Daily News:
The state may be short of cash, but Albany has come to the rescue of a Queens hospital swamped by a recent spike in patient volume.
Despite a $16.2billion state budget gap, Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Long Island City has been tapped to receive $1 million in reimbursements from the state Health Department, said agency spokeswoman Claudia Hutton.
Like a number of other Queens hospitals, Mount Sinai has treated an increasing number of patients since St. John's Queens Hospital in Elmhurst and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica closed at the end of February, after filing for bankruptcy.