Posted inBellevue Hospital, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Elmhurst Hospital, Health and Hospitals, Manhattan, N95 Masks, Queens, The Bronx

Public Hospital Pandemic Prep Playbook Called for Massive Mask Stockpile That Didn’t Materialize

Months before COVID-19 landed in New York, NYC Health + Hospitals mapped out a detailed strategy on how to handle an airborne virus of unknown origin. The 77-page document, titled “Frontline Hospital Planning Guide” and filed in June 2019, warned that an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff in the 11 city-run […]

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Queens Public Hospital Thrust into ‘Center of Crisis’ as Coronavirus Deaths Mount

Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for our daily morning newsletter. The city’s public Elmhurst Hospital in Queens has been overrun with seriously ill coronavirus patients — including 13 who died in a 24-hour span, officials said Wednesday. A spokesperson for the city public hospital systems said Elmhurst is “at […]

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Planned Closure of Elmhurst Hospital Day Care Leaves Parents With Emergency

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A child care center that’s operated rent-free for a decade at city-run Elmhurst Hospital abruptly announced plans to close — leaving parents and staffers scrambling. The Little Elms Child Care Center initially told parents […]

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City Seeks to Move Mentally Ill Inmates to Hospitals

The de Blasio administration intends to develop facilities outside of Rikers Island and the city’s other jails that offer specialty care for inmates with mental-health issues, drug-related problems and complex medical needs, THE CITY has learned. The city’s Correctional Health Services recently put out a call for prospective contractors to study the design and cost […]