Long-Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse To Get New Life As Medical CenterDeveloper Uri Kaufman is buying the old Rockaway Courthouse on Beach Channel Drive for $50,000 and turning it into a medical center, filling a void left when the bankrupt Peninsula Hospital shut down last year.
Peninsula Hospital In Queens Lays Off 200 Employees Last week, the New York State Health Department ordered the hospital to stop admitting new patients and end all surgeries for 30 days and develop a plan to transfer current patients.
Peninsula Hospital In Queens Ordered To Stop Admitting PatientsThe decision came after inspectors found "problems that failed to meet the accepted standards of care'' with Peninsula's clinical lab which the state said put patients at risk.
Department Of Health Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Accepting PatientsAs Peninsula Hospital struggles to stay alive, it has been told to stop accepting new patients and transfer existing patients. Ambulances will also be diverted.
Lawmakers, Community Leaders Oppose Closure Of Hospital In QueensState Senator Malcolm Smith called for an investigation into the planned closure of the Peninsula Hospital in Queens.
Debt Deal Could Spell Doomsday For Many In New York City AreaThe debt deal is no deal at all for many of the most vulnerable residents in the Tri-State Area. They may face long-term pain.
Threatened Closure Of Peninsula Hospital In Queens Worries Residents, StaffA Queens hospital is in desperate need of a lifeline. Peninsula Medical Center is going bankrupt and facing closure. Now, employees and patients say the fight is on.

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