Saturday, June 5, 2010

Myths vs. Truths at St. Vincent's Hospital

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  1. St. Vincent’s opened in 1849 to treat victims of a cholera outbreak in a small brick house with 30 beds on West 13th Street. When the immigrant gangs of New York finished their skirmishes on the streets of the infamous Five Points, they brought the survivors to St. Vincent’s. Its doors have opened to virtually every catastrophe and community emergency New York City has known. It has treated survivors of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and the Titanic, victims of the first World Trade Center Attack in 1993 and the more than 800 injured during a day that will not be forgotten in September 2001. St. Vincent’s treated victims the Spanish flu epidemic and was at the frontlines during the city’s HIV/AIDS crisis when its beds were full of the sick and the dying. “Almost every health care crisis that has existed in our city,” Sister Iannucelli says, “St. Vincent’s has responded to . . . . I say St. Vincent’s not being here is a big loss to our city.”


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