Panel Calls For Giving N.Y. More Authority Over Troubled Hospitals
The proposal suggests the state health commissioner should be allowed to replace officials and board members of the failing hospitals.
The New York Times: Panel Urges Sharp Change For Hospitals In Brooklyn
The New York State health commissioner should be given sweeping new powers to replace the executives and board members of private hospitals, a group appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recommended Monday in a report on how to restructure Brooklyn's failing hospitals and health system (Bernstein, 11/28).
The Wall Street Journal: Panel Seeks Hospital Reforms
The report was the culmination of a six-month effort by the state Department of Health to assess the finances of Brooklyn hospitals that have taken on staggering amounts of debt to remain open. The hospitals serve mostly the poor who use Medicaid insurance and patients who overly rely on costly emergency services for basic medical care (De Avila and Gershman, 11/29).