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Queens residents protest hospital closures

Newsday, February 12, 2009

Queens, NY, residents rallied in the state's capital in an effort to save two ailing community hospitals that could close. The state has ordered the company that owns the hospitals to file closure plans following a recent bankruptcy filing. The hospitals have a combined 455 beds and serve about 200,000 patients each year. Some 2,500 people work at the hospitals.