Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2010

The handful of doctors, nurses, and physician assistants on the overnight shift at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan have not yet been given instructions on exactly how to shut down the Greenwich Village institution at 8 a.m. April 30, the Wall Street Journal reports. About 3,500 people will lose their jobs as New York City's last Catholic acute-care center closes after more than 160 years in business. Since the board decided to shutter the debt-ridden hospital, services have been farmed out, patients transferred, and staffing has fallen, the Journal reports.

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