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Queens Health Care Units Hit by State Cuts – QNS.com

Queens Health Care Units Hit by State Cuts

Governor George Pataki’s $1.3 billion cut in the state’s Medicaid budget places an imposing burden on Queens hospitals and nursing homes, according to the Health Care Assn. of New York State (HANYS).
The Queens units affected by the Governor’s budget were provided to The Queens Courier by The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1115 and confirmed by the Health Care Assn. of New York State (HANYS) in Albany.
Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver predicted that the legislature would restore the $1.3 billion cuts in its budget resolution. He added the deep cuts sought by Pataki will be the subject of further negotiations before any resolution is reached.
Cuts in area hospitals include:
• Catholic Medical Center (Queens hospitals): $26.6 million.
• Elmhurst Hospital Center: $25 million.
• Queens Hospital Center: $22.2 million.
• Jamaica Hospital: $7.2 million.
• Long Island Jewish Medical Center: $10.5 million.
• Flushing Hospital: $5.4 million.
• New York Hospital Queens: $5.9 million.
• Parkway Hospital: $1.1 million.
Cuts in local nursing homes include:
• Dry Harbor Nursing Home: $2.3 million.
• Fairview Nursing Home: $1.7 million.
• Flushing Manor Nursing Home: $7.1 million.
• Hillside Manor Rehabilitation Center: $2.9 million.
• Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home: $1.4 million.
• Parker Jewish Geriatric Institute: $3.4 million.
• St. Mary’s Hospital for Children: $1.2 million.

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