My comments on the 7th Avenue and 13th Street medical facility—which has been recently renamed Lenox Health Greenwich Village to suggest, I suppose, it is the West Village extension of the Lenox Hill hospital on East 77th
Street—was not that it was not an excellent entry facility for urgent medical care. It is, and I have used it three times for that purpose and two of my visits ended in operations at the Lenox Hill Hospital.
However as Doctor Pruchnicki says in referring to your facility “Neither they, nor any other free standing ER, or even a low level hospital attached ER, can replace a tertiary care hospital with a Level I trauma center like St. Vincent’s.”
So it continues to be my goal to use the pages of WestView to campaign for the return of a Level 1 emergency room with a 24/7-staffed operating room that can save the life of a heart attack victim who may have only minutes to live, who knows Mr. Hellinger—it could be your life.
Publisher George Capsis