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In communities losing hospitals, rising voices

New York Times, February 11, 2008
Officials have announced that two Newark, NJ, hospitals would be shut down before summer 2008, and their services would be consolidated with St. Michael's Medical Center. The three hospitals, owned by Cathedral Healthcare System, were losing $6 million a month, according to the company taking them over. But angry residents and elected officials say the closings will leave parts of Newark without vital services for a community with many immigrants and poor people.