Lenox Hill Hospital turns down NYU merger

January 06, 2010 02:31PM

The competitive pool for a partnership with cash-strapped Lenox Hill
Hospital shrunk to one yesterday, when NYU Langone Medical Center
withdrew from negotiations, leaving only North Shore-Long Island
Jewish Health System in the running. NYU had been seeking a complete merger
with Lenox Hill, which would have removed control from the bulk of
Lenox Hill’s current administrators, while promoting many Lenox Hill
clinical department heads, but Lenox Hill declined to consider such an arrangement.
North Shore-LIJ’s proposal, which would affiliate the two facilities
while leaving Lenox Hill administrators in place, would not save the
hospital as much money. Lenox Hill had a $20 million operating loss last year. Nearby Mount Sinai Hospital had also expressed interest in a
merger with Lenox Hill but was never invited to submit a proposal
[Crain’s]


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