For Immediate Release: April 7, 2010



Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today on the news that Saint Vincent’s Hospital would close its inpatient facility.

“Saint Vincent’s Hospital has played an invaluable role in the life and health of this city for more than 150 years.  It has been a cherished presence on the West Side of Manhattan, caring for all who have sought its care.

“That is why it is particularly sad that the board of Saint Vincent’s has had to make the painful decision to close its inpatient services.  My gratitude to the board, the co-sponsors – the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Sisters of Charity – the physicians, nurses, employees, and so many devoted civic officials who have tried so hard to keep the hospital going. 

“Although the Archdiocese of New York neither owns nor sponsors Saint Vincent’s, I am well aware of the important role it has played in the care of the City, and the many efforts that have been made to preserve it. I hope that some way can be found that will allow Saint Vincent’s to continue to be a health care provider, even in a different form.”