Rep. Nadler Statement on Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital's Recently Announced Restructuring Plan

May 25, 2016 Issues: Health Care, New York and Our Neighborhoods

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Nadler responded to the announcement by Mt. Sinai Beth Israel hospital that it will undergo a restructuring over the next four years that will result in a smaller hospital facility in a new location. Mt. Sinai has said that it plans to retain many crucial services in the new facility or nearby and to provide continued employment for staff of Mt Sinai Beth Israel.

"It is critical that the Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital restructuring take into account the needs of all of those who depend on it for their health care," said Congressman Jerry Nadler. "Since the closure of  St. Vincent's Hospital in 2010, which I fought vigorously, downtown Manhattan has depended on its remaining few hospitals for emergency and critical care.  I am hopeful that the restructuring plan will allow continued care to the thousands of New Yorkers who use the facility and that Beth Israel will be able to maintain its commitment to no interruption in services and to preserving employment for the staff. However, I remain concerned that the drastic reduction in hospital beds in New York City--and now twice in Lower Manhattan--in recent years will result in insufficient care downtown. We  must be vigilant to ensure that the community's needs continue to be met and that our valued health care workers are protected. I will continue to monitor the restructuring and work with all stakeholders and Mt. Sinai as the plan moves forward."