All hospitals receive federal aid to treat poor patients—even the affluent hospitals that do not treat them
As the United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases, its healthcare system has come under scrutiny. In urban areas like New York City, the inequities that low-income, Black, and brown populations face in seeking care have been highlighted as these populations find themselves disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis....
Plans to use Morningside Heights cathedral for COVID-19 patient care canceled before any patients were admitted
Officials from the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine had announced on Monday that the cathedral would serve as a field hospital to treat COVID-19 patients at the end of the week. But before its doors even opened for COVID-19 patients, plans were abruptly canceled, as public health officials said that the slowing rate of virus-related hospitalizations in the city made them reassess the need for the project....
Black deaths lead the nation’s number of pandemic victims while the CDC has yet to publish ethnic breakdown of infection rate
When the nation’s emergency rooms were empty, low-income Black communities did not have access to nearby hospitals. When specialized doctors were still booking appointments, they did not schedule patients on Medicaid....
I remember getting the text from my sister, Erica. "I can't hear out of my left ear." I figured it was probably ear wax.
Ever since the closing of St. Vincent's Midtown hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center has been feeling the crunch associated with more patients....