St Elizabeth Hospital Closing.

St Elizabeth Hospital Closing.

Posted in the Utica Forum

breaking news

Utica, NY

#1 Jul 10, 2013
The State is shutting it down Full investigation underway.
Official announcement to follow.
Sour patch

Utica, NY

#2 Jul 10, 2013
Stop with the lie already
duke

Utica, NY

#3 Jul 11, 2013
Lies
who cares

Utica, NY

#4 Jul 11, 2013
breaking news wrote:
The State is shutting it down Full investigation underway.
Official announcement to follow.
More rumors...Get a life you azz hole

Level 1

Since: Jun 13

Syracuse, NY

#5 Jul 11, 2013
St. E's is merging with Faxton \ St Luke's.
lillykim

Roxbury, CT

#6 Jul 11, 2013
Merger on hold.
hey

Sutton, MA

#7 Jul 11, 2013
Mergers on hold, lost their trauma certification, closed med/surge... What more is there? Kiss it goodbye! Makes more room for another nursing home!
not anymore

Herkimer, NY

#8 Jul 11, 2013
hey wrote:
Mergers on hold, lost their trauma certification, closed med/surge... What more is there? Kiss it goodbye! Makes more room for another nursing home!
That merger is about as likely to happen now as Sister Rose is to be resurrected from the dead. That flame fizzled out months ago and frankly I don't blame St. Lukes for pulling back. They are in far better shape than St. Elizabeths and it would do them no good to take on St Elizabeth's problems. Fire Ketcham, then get back into talks with St. Lukes. I suspect the outcome would be far different.
lillykim

Worcester, MA

#9 Jul 11, 2013
not anymore wrote:
<quoted text>That merger is about as likely to happen now as Sister Rose is to be resurrected from the dead. That flame fizzled out months ago and frankly I don't blame St. Lukes for pulling back. They are in far better shape than St. Elizabeths and it would do them no good to take on St Elizabeth's problems. Fire Ketcham, then get back into talks with St. Lukes. I suspect the outcome would be far different.
St lukes didn't pull back.... FTC thinks it will cause a monopoly
Clueless

Plantsville, CT

#10 Jul 11, 2013
St Luke's is deeper in the hole than st E's is. That's a fact. The merger is just as essential to both facilities or they're both eventually going under. The delay has nothing to do with money and everything to do with the fact that one is a faith based organization and the other is not. As a Catholic hospital E's can't affiliate with a facility that has the potential to offer abortion services. Can't happen. So Luke's either has to swear off of EVER performing them or lose out on the affiliation. Period. It's not about Luke's being better off financially. Hell Luke's laid people off and closed units back in January, about the same time they had to start dipping into principal and retirement funds just to meet payroll. E's isn't much better off, but at least they had 6 months before they had to resort to the same tactics. Both ships are sinking no doubt. Luke's is just going down a little bit faster.
lillykim

Worcester, MA

#11 Jul 11, 2013
breaking news wrote:
The State is shutting it down Full investigation underway.
Official announcement to follow.
So.... Where is big announcement know it all?
breaking news

Utica, NY

#12 Jul 11, 2013
press conference tomorrow at 10. Be there!
Poorly run

United States

#13 Jul 11, 2013
Most every catholic hospital makes money. The exception is st E's. Bad administration for years. Nuns can't run hospitals or stop talented managers. There are hospitals across the country that have the same patient population- elderly, poor health indigent and they consistently make money. Just a fact
Poorly run

United States

#14 Jul 11, 2013
Spot talented managers not stop

Level 1

Since: Jun 13

Syracuse, NY

#16 Jul 17, 2013
http://www.stemc.org/about-us/message-from-ou...
They are still working toward an affiliation agreement.
Sister Claire Vincent

Utica, NY

#17 Jul 17, 2013
I'm sad to report that this is true. Merger talks have failed and we are being forced to close our doors.

Level 1

Since: Jun 13

New York, NY

#18 Jul 21, 2013
Sister Claire Vincent wrote:
I'm sad to report that this is true. Merger talks have failed and we are being forced to close our doors.
Seems like we have a disgruntled ex employee or maybe an unhappy patient. The hospital is not closing. The layoffs were due to The huge Medicaid reduction that occurred this year (not to mention all the cuts from the previous 3 years). The majority of our population around here is covered by either Medicaid or Medicare. A 2% reduction is a big deal, but it doesn't mean closure. These cuts will only highlight the need for Faxton/St Luke's and St E's to have an affiliation agreement, which they are still working on. It will allow each to utilize the other's strengths and eliminate overlapping services.
Sister Elizabeth

Utica, NY

#19 Jul 21, 2013
Closing on Friday. Keep us in your prayers.
lillykim

Worcester, MA

#20 Jul 22, 2013
Sister Elizabeth wrote:
Closing on Friday. Keep us in your prayers.
You are sick to imitate a nun and tell lies
Sister Elizabeth

Utica, NY

#21 Jul 22, 2013
lillykim wrote:
<quoted text>
You are sick to imitate a nun and tell lies
You are a sinner,my child, for doubting my word and will be banished to the fires of hell. Amen.

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