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Peninsula Hospital Center To Stay Open, Reaches Deal With Revival Home Health Care

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(credit: CBS 2)

(credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One of the only hospitals in the Rockaways will stay open.

Peninsula Hospital Center has announced it will be taken over by Revival Home Health Care. Under the new leadership, Peninsula will restructure its operations.

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Joe Mure, a board of directors member at Peninsula, says the deal is a victory for residents and the employees of the hospital.

“There are 600, 700 people who are employed at Peninsula and many of those individuals actually live in the Rockaways,” said Mure. “Those people will be saving their jobs.”

Mure says the new owners will change the  establishment to a for profit hospital.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

“They’re going to step in and they’re going to inject some money into the hospital and they’re going to hopefully make this hospital a better place for the people who live in the Rockaway community,” he said.

Revival currently serves much of the city’s orthodox Jewish community.

If the deal is approved by the state health department, Peninsula would become the city’s first orthodox-owned hospital.

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