The story of how we kept LICH and Interfaith open is a story of dedication, commitment — and how changing our union has given us the power to stop hospital closures.
Since 2000, 28 hospitals have closed across our state. As the new NYSNA, we’ve vowed to stop this.
Until now, NYSNA was not up to the challenge. When a hospital closing was announced, NYSNA’s old orientation was to hold resumé writing workshops – rather than to organize a comprehensive and strategic campaign to fight the closing.
What a difference a year makes. The new NYSNA brought together all of the resources of our organization, members, and allies to the fight – and we won a moratorium on all hospital closures. The moratorium may not last. We have many tough fights ahead. But our union is readier than ever before.
Hospital Closings since 2000
|Massapequa General Hospital||2000||St. Mary’s Hospital of Brooklyn||2005|
|Genesee Hospital||2001||United Memorial Medical Center/Bank Street Division||
|Interfaith Medical Ctr/Jewish Hospital Medical Ctr*||2003||St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital||2007|
|Mary McClellan Hospital||2003||Cabrini Medical Center||2008|
|St. Agnes Hospital||2003||The New Parkway Hospital||2008|
|Staten Island University Hospital/Concord Site||2003||Victory Memorial Hospital||
|Island Medical Center||2003||Albert Lindley Lee Memorial Hospital||2009|
|The Caledonian Hospital||2003||Mary Immaculate Hospital||2009|
|ViaHealth of Wayne/Myers Campus||2003||St. John’s Queens Hospital||2009|
|Beth Israel Medical Center/Herbert and Nell Singer||2004||North General Hospital||2010|
|Our Lady of Mercy Med Ctr/Florence Durso Pavilion||2004||St. Vincent’s Hospital/Manhattan||2010|
|Our Lady of Victory Hospital||2004||Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital||2012|
|St. Joseph’s Hospital of Flushing||2004||Peninsula Hospital Center||2012|
|New York United Hospital Medical Center||2005||Sheehan Memorial Hospital||2012|