8/27/11 - The Hedz-Up Report presents full-length coverage of this past spring's, "Rally to Demand a Hospital!" The rally, organized by the Coalition for a New Village Hospital, commemorated the one-year anniversary of the abrupt closure of St. Vincent's Hospital, amid charges of corruption and widescale financial mismanagement.
Latest developments: The NY Post reported last week that Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, is currently investigating SVH's financial payouts to its board members prior to declaring bankruptcy:
NY Post - DA eyes St. Vinny's 'go-for-broke plan'
Partial list of speakers:
Marti Gould Cummings - Actor/Activist, Broadway Speaks Out
Paul Newell - District Leader, 64th Assembly District
Eileen Dunn, R.N. - Former Head, St. Vincent's Hospital Nurses Association
Dr. David Kaufman - Former Director, HIV Center, St. Vincent's Hospital
Yetta Kurland - Attorney/Activist, leader of the Coalition For a New Village Hospital
Jeannie Wilcke - President, Downtown Independent Democrats
Timothy Lunceford - Activist, Hands Off St. Vincent's!
Cathy Marino Thomas - President, Marriage Equality NY
George Capsis - Publisher, WestView News
Caroline Murphy - Singer/Songwriter
Gene Glaberman - President, Chelsea Midtown Democratic Club
Miguel Acevedo - President, Fulton Houses Tenants Association
More to come, stay tuned.
In the meantime, please visit our video blog, "Why Are They Closing St. Vincent's Hospital?," for our collected reports and future updates:
Thanks for watching, help spread the word.
NY1 - Village Residents Demand A New Neighborhood Hospital
Soho Journal - A Letter from Yetta Kurland
WestView News - Ed Koch Answers Our Questions
Gotham Gazette - St. Vincent's Highlights Crunch for Hospitals Serving the Poor
NY Magazine - St. Vincent's is the Lehman Brothers of Hospitals
WNYC News- St. Vincent's Developer Launches PR Blitz to Win Over Skeptics
Paul Krugman - NY Times - Patients Are Not Consumers
Coalition for a New Village Hospital
Hands Off St. Vincent's!