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April 30th, 2010
05:49 PM ET

New York City's St. Vincent's shuts doors

After 161 years of treating survivors of major catastrophes, from the sinking of the Titanic to the attacks of September 11, and leading early HIV treatments, New York's St. Vincent's Hospital closed Friday.

There were a few community rallies to keep the private nonprofit hospital open, but the efforts did not succeed. Saddled by financial woes, the Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers board of directors voted to close the hospital this month. By Friday, no patients were left, and about 3,500 employees were laid off.

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Filed under: Catholic Church • Culture & Science • Science

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