Our Vow: No More Closings

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

2005

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

2008

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

*Relocated & consolidated to Interfaith Medical Center

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