Ambulances to cease service to St. Vincent's in NYC

Patients will be transported to other NYC area hospitals as of Friday


The City Room Blog, NY Times
By Anemona Hartocollis

NEW YORK — The New York Fire Department will stop ambulance runs to St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village at 10 a.m. on Friday, a department spokesman said on Thursday.

Ambulances that are dispatched through 911 calls will take all patients except psychiatric patients to other area hospitals instead of to St. Vincent's, which is at 12th Street and Seventh Avenue, said the spokesman, James Long.

On Tuesday, the St. Vincent's board decided to close the hospital because it was running out of money, but did not give a precise timetable for the closing. Elected officials are still making last-ditch efforts to save St. Vincent's, or barring that, to replace its emergency room functions with an urgent-care center that would provide some emergency services.

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