2011-07-29 / Community

Emergency Meeting On PHC Closing Set

Proponents of keeping Peninsula Hospital Center in Arverne open have called a meeting at Public School 114 in Belle Harbor for 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 4.

The school is located at Cronston Avenue and Beach 135 Street.

Officials announced earlier this week that the 104-year-old hospital would be closed before the end of the year due to massive debts and an inability to keep up with current costs.

The meeting’s coordinators promise that doctors, nurses and other staff will be at the meeting.

More than 700 jobs held by local residents will be lost due to the center’s closing, officials say.

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