Engulfed in a battle on multiple fronts with residents of Greenwich Village and city officials over its proposed redevelopment, St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center has recently become the focus of public speculation over the sustainability of its trauma center and emergency department. A closure of St. Vincent's trauma center would increase volume at Morningside Heights' St. Luke's Hospital Center, which has the only other center on the west side....
Anne Rollow Sullivan, who just returned to Columbia this October as executive vice president of finance, now oversees a $2.5 billion budget.
Amid growing paper stacks of patient charts, prescription notes, and physician orders, New York City hospitals have been flooded with medical information that has put excessive strain on the efficiency of health care delivery and patient management. For the Columbia University Medical Center, however, the classic patient-chart system may soon become an element of the past, as the center introduces major steps to fully digitalize its patient records....