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

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.

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“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.

What do you think? Sound off below in our comments section…

  • Shona Ross

    But for many hardworking families, affordable insurance can be hard to find. The new “Penny Health” is giving you more control over your family’s health care by expanding your options for health insurance and making them more affordable.

  • barbara

    Thank G-d someone with a good head on their saw that hundreds of people can keep their jobs and thousands will be saved. I really DO NOT care if it’s a for profit hospital. All I care about is the people who are affedted or will be affected. Kosher food isn’t all that good but it’s right up there with any hospital food. How many hospitals are run by catholic francises?
    I’m happy a yiddiishacup became involved!!!

    • Jenn

      All the catholic hospitals in ny state are not for profit. When St. Vincent’s could have stayed open if a for profir bought and ran it that sale was blocked. This deal with Peninsula is against ny state law hospitals cannot be owned by for profits. Otherwise, the other hospitals in ny are in danger of being run to the ground and then sold without regard to the communities they serve. This group must have strong politicians in their pocket to bypass the law.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Thank God the Jews stepped in an took over I hope they kill more eggplants

    • Brian

      Can I have a free hospital too? They are demanding bankruptcy is a term before they buy it. They are not paying the debt upfront before the purchase. This makes no sense a for profit group in a poor area. Importing patients and not focusing on the community that is there. Shame on alll the greedy people involved.

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