I was surprised to be going on-air earlier this week with an Associated Press story about a state-ordered study of the North Country’s health care system. (to: “create an effective, integrated health care delivery system for...
There’s a lot of speculation out there about the future of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. The NY Office of Mental Health is considering closing a number of state hospitals, saying that at 24, New York has more than 3 times...
Hospital administrators from the eastern half of the North Country gathered today in Plattsburgh to raise the alarm about possible cuts stemming from the fiscal cliff deficit reduction negotiations in Washington.
“What they’re saying is...
Feb 01, 2005 — The head of a New York hospital association predicts that up to 30 hospitals around the state could close if Governor Pataki's budget proposal were to become law. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2005 — A coalition of medical consumer groups says New York Health Commissioner Antonia Novello has failed to live up to a promise to cut medical errors in New York in half in five years. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2005 — Governor Pataki wants to create a commission to close hospitals and nursing homes around the state, but Assembly Democrats say the bill he's submitted would result in a rapid "base closing" type commission, and is unacceptable. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2005 — The powerful coalition of the hospital workers union 1199 and the Greater New York Hospital Association have begun running television ads to build public support against Governor Pataki's proposed Medicaid cuts. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 11, 2004 — Legislative leaders told health care providers that they'd fight Governor Pataki on his budget proposal to tax hospitals, a plan that hospitals call the "sick tax". Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 05, 2004 — The staff at CVPH Medical Center is looking at ways to reduce the time people spend in the hospital to help free up beds for new patients coming into the facility. It's a trend being seen at hospitals nationwide. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Feb 06, 2003 — State lawmakers grilled New York's Mental Health Commissioner over the proposed closure of five psychiatric hospitals. Commissioner James Stone testified at a joint hearing of the legislative budget committees. Karen Dewitt was there and has more on the story. Go to full article
Governor Pataki unveils his 2003-2004 Budget. File photo.
Jan 30, 2003 — Governor George Pataki says his budget will avoid "job-killing" tax increases. But critics of the spending plan say it's filled with hidden taxes and fee hikes that could total one and a half billion dollars. As Brian Mann reports, the spending plan could also force school districts to raise property taxes. Go to full article
Oct 01, 2002 — Governor Pataki has signed into law a bill desired by New York's union leaders. The legislation would make it easier for unions to organize in the work place. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
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