- Mount Vernon's new ER, outpatient into a division of New Rochelle Hospital
- Community leaders are fighting Montefiore's plan to close Mount Vernon Hospital
- Mount Vernon Hospital had a $12 million operating loss in 2017, the most recent tax records show
- Montefiore Medical Center had a $32.7 million profit in 2017, the most recent tax records show
Montefiore Health System’s plan to close Mount Vernon Hospital and replace it with an outpatient facility is under attack by the nurses’ union, community leaders and elected officials.
A growing campaign to keep the hospital open has urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject Bronx-based Montefiore’s push for a new emergency department and ambulatory care center to serve the Mount Vernon community.
Montefiore requires state approval to close Mount Vernon Hospital and use a $41 million state grant to pay for constructing the replacement facility, which involves renovating the four-story building at 250 East Sandford Boulevard. A key state Department of Health panel is reviewing the request.