Health and Hospitals
Investigations, special reports, packages, and articles about Health and Hospitals.
Brooklyn was site of the most mold-related and mildew-related service requests made by NYCHA's tenants, according to further Python reviews of FOIL data received by Progress Queens.
After Progress Queens manually constructed a look-up table, it was possible to use the Python programming language to trace NYCHA's tenants' lead-related complaints to the tenants' respective public housing development.
The New York City Housing Authority produced 732 MB of electronic documents in ten (10) DVD/CD discs in response to a Freedom of Information Law request made by Progress Queens.
Activists demonstrated at a fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton, demanding a Wall Street tax to pay for a single-payer healthcare system that could end AIDS.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed an ambitious restructuring plan for Health + Hospitals, the public hospital system.
The office of Comptroller Scott Stringer is investigating the process by which deed restrictions were lifted from Rivington House, a former AIDS nursing home in the Lower East Side, opening the door for it to be sold for a luxury condo conversion project.
Mayor Bill de Blasio appoints controversial former hospital executive Stanley Brezenoff to serve as chair of the city's Board of Correction, which oversees conditions and mental healthcare needs of municipal jail inmates.
As his first year in office comes to a close, Mayor Bill de Blasio faces a crisis in confidence from civic leaders, police unions, and by police reform activists, who each decry in him a lack of a true moral center.
Mayor Bill de Blasio promises to get to the root causes of challenges faced at Rikers Island, but the mayor refuses to address the lack of psychiatric hospital beds that could treat people with mental health needs before they become ensnared by the city's drag-net approach to law enforcement.
As a New York doctor completes his Ebola treatment at Bellevue Hospital and is released, the backlash to the mandatory Cuomo-Christine medical quarantine policy undermines the only tool to combat the viral outbreak.