I think these Catholic Hospitals were forced out.
It seems that Satan has succeeded in closing down all the Catholic hospitals in Manhattan.

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Catholic hospital closings plague the northeast
Catherine Rogers

NEW YORK CITY – On April 30, the third oldest hospital in New York City closed its doors after 160 years of service.

As the result of years of financial struggle, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection leaving not a single Catholic medical center in the area.

Only two years ago, in March 2008, Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan, also closed and then filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in July 2009.

The list of Catholic hospital closings expands into boroughs of Manhattan.

Both Catholic hospitals in Queens, Mary Immaculate and St. John’s, shut their doors on March 1, 2009 due to monetary instability.

In 2007, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital (previously St. Clare’s Hospital) was shut down.

St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn closed June 2005 after years of heavy financial loses, according to an article by The New York Times.

These hospitals had three things in common—they were Catholic, located in New York City and closed.

These hospitals were also all part of the St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers network (SVCMC) formed in 2000 when St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan merged with the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens and Sisters of Charity Healthcare on Staten Island.

This network, which included all the Catholic hospitals in the NYC area, filed for bankruptcy in 2005 and then emerged in 2007.  However, the struggle to survive failed and the closing of St. Vincent’s in Manhattan marked the end of the SVCMC network.

In a comment on an online article about the closings in The New York Sun, David M. Burke MD, the former President of the medical staff at St. Vincent’s Midtown hospital said that the closing of St. Vincent’s Midtown was a tragedy and obviously politically motivated decision.

He claimed that it was a financially sound hospital, closed in order to satisfy the precarious finances of Roosevelt Hospital who could not compete fairly with St. Vincent’s Midtown.

The current answering service for the closed St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital blames for its closing the Berger Commission Statewide Reorganization of Hospital Facilities that was enacted in 2007 in New York.

This reorganization of hospital and nursing home systems in New York, also known as the Commission on Healthcare Facilities in the 21st century, was established by Governor Pataki in 2005.

In a press release from 2006, the commission was projected to close nine hospitals within the state and recommended that at least six of those hospitals be in New York City.

Since 2005, seven hospitals have closed in New York City—the seven Catholic hospitals listed in the beginning of this article.

In a farewell letter by Sister Jan Lannucelli, the president and CEO of St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital at the time of closing said, “Unfortunately, our efforts to present the needs of the community to the Commission and to the Department of Health were not supported.”

Then, she said, the hospital received final word from the Department of Health and the Berger Commission to close.

Another example of Catholic hospitals closing is Caritas Christi – a debt-ridden catholic hospital network in Boston to be sold to a private equity firm based in New York, Cerberus Capital, for $830 million.

Caritas Christi backed out of a joint insurance venture that would have secured them financially because it mandated access to abortion procedures.

St. Anthony Health System president Mother Regina Pacis was quoted by the National Catholic Register to have said that their hospitals, located in Illinois, are groaning under a mountain of bad debt.

These closings might suggest a trend in the financial decline of Catholic health care systems. However, according to Fred Caesar, special assistant to the president of the Catholic Health Association, the number of Catholic hospitals across the nation is fairly consistent if not slightly increasing.

“The fact is that in 1988 there were 616 Catholic hospitals. That changed to 621 in 2008 and 620 in 2010,” he said. “Catholic hospitals are sold or merged, or new ones are built or bought each year with a net effect that certainly shows a fairly consistent range of 12 percent of all community hospitals in the U.S.”

The trend of Catholic hospitals seeing financial demise still seems to be concentrated in the northeast—a heavily Catholicized section of the country. How long will it take for other less catholicized areas to fall in line with this trend?
At the beginning of the reign of Obama some one posted he was like a Roman Emperor like Nero. I said no he was more like Julian the Apostate, where he would try to subvert the Church by bringing back the old gods with social justice coming from  those old pagan religions. Seems he is just that.Who gave him money to run? Et Cui bono ? the answer is George Soros who is determined to undermine the Church's authority on morals and he has said so.

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