2011-08-26 / Community

Fighting To The End For A Vital Institution



Peninsula Hospital Center nurses Mary Liz Grosseto and Laura Rayder, the two who organized Monday night’s rally at St. Francis de Sales, speak to the crowd of 350 who attended the rally. Peninsula Hospital Center nurses Mary Liz Grosseto and Laura Rayder, the two who organized Monday night’s rally at St. Francis de Sales, speak to the crowd of 350 who attended the rally.

PCH attending, Dr. Martin Grossman, spoke to the crowd, telling them that there are agendas at play that the general public does not understand and that the union was a player in closing down the hospital. PCH attending, Dr. Martin Grossman, spoke to the crowd, telling them that there are agendas at play that the general public does not understand and that the union was a player in closing down the hospital.

A singing group was on hand to entertain the crowd between speakers. A singing group was on hand to entertain the crowd between speakers.

Liz Sulik, the hospital’s public relations director, brings a message to the crowd that was not very well received. The message was that the hospital would begin closing down this week. Liz Sulik, the hospital’s public relations director, brings a message to the crowd that was not very well received. The message was that the hospital would begin closing down this week.

Assembly candidate Phillip Goldfeder speaks with Dr. Martin Grossman. Assembly candidate Phillip Goldfeder speaks with Dr. Martin Grossman.

Many of the hospital’s employees carried signs urging the state to keep the hospital open. Many of the hospital’s employees carried signs urging the state to keep the hospital open.

A group of nurses look on as the speakers urge the hospital be kept open. A group of nurses look on as the speakers urge the hospital be kept open.

Three generations of Rockaway residents who use the hospital look on. Three generations of Rockaway residents who use the hospital look on.

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