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Lincoln Hospital Doctor Trainees Say Harsh Culture Took Toll Before Three Died

Some residents training at the Bronx public hospital are in revolt over their allegedly "toxic" workplace following the deaths of three colleagues — two reportedly by suicide. City hospital leaders pledged to boost mental health help.

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Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Stops Admitting Patients as Delayed Shutdown Proceeds

Following a pandemic pause, a nearly century-old East Flatbush hospital is sending patients from its ER to other facilities in Brooklyn as part of a Cuomo-led consolidation. Health providers say many neighbors remain unaware.

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Calls for Staten Island Hospital Help Gain Medical Attention from NYC Mayoral Candidates

Support from a new mayor on getting a public hospital or increasing health spending would mark a sea change for borough officials, who’ve upped their push for more resources amid the pandemic.

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Outsiders Get Vaccinated at Washington Heights Armory Cuomo Touted as Combating COVID ‘Inequity’

Suburban retirees drive in for life-saving shots, while city Spanish speakers rely on a reporter to translate the message: Call yet again to get an appointment.

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City Hall Recruiting Additional Contact Tracers to Work on Staten Island

The move comes as the borough logs the highest seven-day average of positive tests in the city amid growing COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

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At New York’s Hospitals, Staff Brace for Another COVID Wave: ‘We Know What’s Coming’

Concerns about staff and protective gear shortages rise along with an influx of new patients, even as hospitalizations and deaths remain far shy of the spring wave.

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Key Government Stats Missing After Blown Reporting Deadlines — With COVID to Blame, Says City Hall

Virtually every municipal agency has skipped legally mandated deadlines for filing reports, say record-keepers.

College Nursing Programs Change Course to Meet Surging Demand During Pandemic

State works with schools to find alternatives to quarantine-disrupted placements on hospital wards where students get vital training.

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Four Fired SUNY Downstate Surgeons Sue, Claim Retaliation for Whistleblowing

Lawsuits filed by three cardiac specialists and one transplant physician allege a pattern of negligence and revenge at the Brooklyn hospital, which serves immigrant communities.

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Hospitals Steel for Possible Virus Resurgence, Unsure of Their Financial Future

Private health care networks treated most COVID-19 patients, but lost dollars could yield cuts to services even as they brace for a second wave.

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Brooklyn Woman’s Death During Childbirth Spurs Renewed Outcry Over Treatment Disparities

The loss of Sha-asia Washington, less than three months after the death of Amber Isaac, reignited scrutiny of maternal health care for Black women in New York.

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Curfew Confusion: Some ‘Essential’ Medical Workers Can’t Cross Police Barricades

A Manhattan hospital employee described how a 20-minute drive turned into two-hour odyssey, thanks to State Police and the NYPD. He’s apparently not alone.

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De Blasio Vows to Break Up NYC Homeless Shelter Crowds

The mayor reacted after photos THE CITY obtained showed social distancing nightmares at two facilities — scenes one official called "heartbreaking."

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Homeless Sent from Subways to Social Distancing Nightmares

Pictures show a human sprawl along the stairs at Manhattan’s 30th Street Men’s Shelter. A similar scene was captured at a Wards Island facility.

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NYC Shuttles Homeless Men from Subway to Packed Shelter

Amid the overnight train shutdown, caravans take men to Manhattan’s notorious 30th St. Shelter where social distancing to stop coronavirus is elusive.

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Moms Left to Fend Alone in Maternity Wards, Despite Cuomo Order

Advocates demand clarity after hospitals refuse to let birthing partners be present for early labor and during postpartum recovery amid virus crisis.

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Nurses Face Scores More Deaths Due to Protective Gear Shortage, Union Suit Charges

Union lawsuits estimate that three out of four New York nurses have been exposed to coronavirus — and that 250 could die of COVID-19.

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Millions of N95 Masks NYC Ordered Weeks Ago for Public Hospitals Still MIA

The city’s purchasing agency has signed deals for up to 34 million masks — and has received just 637,760 so far, a review of contract records shows.

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Some Hospitals Defy Cuomo Panel Mask-on-Demand Order, Nurses Charge

Workers say protective equipment remains scarce, despite ruling. Meanwhile, public hospital nurses plan a protest over doctor’s note sick day edict.

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Citi Bike Races Into Upper Manhattan to Help Health Workers

Docking station opens Tuesday outside Columbia Medical Center in Washington Heights, in bike sharing service’s first foray north of Harlem.