Queens Chronicle-Healthcare Crisis In Queens Dissected

 – December 1, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

After seeing three hospitals close in a three-year span, and with the potential for more cutbacks, healthcare in Queens is in crisis and a panel of medical experts met Nov. 15 in Jamaica to discuss how to start solving the problem. "When St. John’s and Mary Immaculate [Hospitals] closed, we lost hundreds of medical residents," said Dr. David Nierman, chief medical officer of Mount Sinai Queens. "Most stay to practice near where they are trained. When we lost those hospitals, we lost the next generation of primary care physicians in this borough." - Dr. David Nierman, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Office, Mount Sinai Queens

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