Myths vs. Truths at St. Vincent's HospitalPresentation Transcript
The Myths & Truths
on the Closure of
St. Vincent’s is a private
hospital and can close
at any time.
•Public Health Law
St. Vincent’s was run
professionally by experts
in the medical field.
•Run by outside consultants
•$10 million for 10 Executives
•Hundreds of Millions in
St. Vincent’s Board of
•Did not comply with Open
•Actions taken in secret
•Refused to bring in
team in 2009
St. Vincent’s complied with
the law in closing the
•Public Health Law
•“Hiding” in Bankruptcy
St. Vincent’s made public
disclosure of their financial
•Failed to file with the AG for
years as required by law
•Never mentioned debts to
St. Vincent’s was almost a
billion dollars in debt.
•Shifting of assets in 2001
•St. Vincent’s absorbs all debt
An “urgent care” facility is as
good as a Hospital.
•Not an emergency room
Department of Health fulfilled its
mandate to oversee the
operation of St. Vincent’s.
•All actions cloaked in secrecy
•No documents released to
The Charities Bureau at the
Attorney General’s Office
St. Vincent’s complied with the
•Failed to file for three years
This can’t happen again!
•The future of Health Care if
don’t stop it.
Emergency Department Treatment
Urgent Care Treatment
You cannot have an emergency room without a hospital!
When you need to go to the When an Urgent Care Center can
Emergency Room: better meet your needs:
If you have a serious condition - stroke, • Minor burns or injuries
heart attack, severe bleeding, head • Sprains and strains
injury • Coughs, colds, and sore throats
or other major trauma don't take a • Ear infections
chance • Allergic reactions (non life-
with anything life threatening. The ER threatening)
is • Fever or flu-like symptoms
the best place for these and other • Rash or other skin irritations
conditions, including: • Mild asthma
• Chest pain • Animal bites
• Difficulty breathing
• Severe bleeding or head trauma
• Loss of consciousness
• Sudden loss of vision or blurred
• Heart attack