NY To Address Troubled Brooklyn Hospitals

June 29, 2011  |  

(Crain’s) — Stephen Berger, the former chair of a New York state health care restructuring panel, will oversee a new effort to save struggling hospitals in Brooklyn. Mr. Berger, chairman of Odyssey Investment Partners, a New York investment firm, formerly chaired the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century. The Berger commission was charged with downsizing the number of hospitals in the state, and ordered the closure of several New York City hospitals. The state hoped that by closing hospitals that were operating at low capacity, remaining hospitals would become healthier.

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