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Doctors raise questions about St. Vincent's plan

New York Times, April 28, 2010

New York State's decision to pick Lenox Hill Hospital to run the new urgent care center at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan was a curious choice, some doctors said, if only because Lenox Hill is on the Upper East Side of the city, while St. Vincent's is in Greenwich Village. Some St. Vincent's doctors complained that the center was a poor substitute for an emergency room. Charles Carpati, MD, chief of intensive care at St. Vincent's, said that patients could lose valuable treatment time if they went to the urgent care center when they really needed more intensive care, the New York Times reports.