By Jacqueline Neber, published February 9, 2024

“City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera introduced two resolutions Thursday that call on the Mount Sinai health system to keep the Beth Israel hospital open and urge the state health department to prevent Sinai from shuttering the 16th street campus.

Rivera, who introduced the resolutions at a full Council meeting, told Crain’s the legislation is an effort to “slow down” and hopefully halt the process of the closure. Mount Sinai announced a tentative July 12 closure date for MSBI but, a new lawsuit against the system and the state health department alleges, has been shuttering services earlier without approval.”

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