Budget woes force HHC to close clinics, cut jobs

New York City 's Health and Hospital Corporation announced Friday that it will cut more than 4,000 jobs and shut down community clinics, pharmacies and

THE BRONX - New York City 's Health and Hospital Corporation announced Friday that it will cut more than 4,000 jobs and shut down community clinics, pharmacies and several children's mental health programs in the Bronx and beyond due to budget constraints.

Among the clinics that were placed on the chopping block is the Highbridge Health Center, which serves 1,800 uninsured patients in the Bronx.

The decision to slash jobs and shut down clinics comes as a result of a $316 million budget gap and an increase in the number of uninsured patients.

HHC President Alan Aviles said in a statement that he hopes state leaders will rethink the proposed cuts and support the public hospital system.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Ty Allen Jackson says he began writing when 1 Book tour brings BX author to Helen Keller School
The robbery happened at the T-Mobile store located 2 Police: Suspects steal $23K in product from T-Mobile store
VIDEO: FDNY hangs bunting at slain EMT's station 3 VIDEO: FDNY hangs bunting at slain EMT's station
VIDEO: News conference on EMTs struck by stolen 4 VIDEO: News conference on EMTs struck by stolen ambulance
An 11-year-old model and actress from the Bronx 5 11-year-old Bronx model, actress invited to Kids' Choice Awards

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE