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A New Model for Urban Health Care?

In a New York City community where the only hospital closed two years ago, new ways of meeting the health care needs of urban residents are slowly emerging.

Among those new ways:  new clinics, clinics based in drug stores, urgent care centers, even a free-standing emergency room currently in the works.  Behind these new developments are several hospital chains that hope to use outpatient facilities to feed patients in the city’s Greenwich Village community to their inpatient facilities outside that community.

Read more about how the closing of an urban hospital has given rise to a new approach to delivering care in an urban community in this New York Times articleiStock_000005787159XSmall.

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