Westchester Square Medical Center to remain open

THE BRONX - Westchester Square Medical Center will remain open after being granted permanent certification to operate today.

The state-run hospital was at risk of closing after the Berger Commission put it on the chopping block in 2006, citing excess beds, no specialty care and a low score on providing services to uninsured patients.

The hospital also went into bankruptcy, reporting a debt of $25 million. Despite its financial situation and low scores, patients and some politicians fought for the struggling hospital.

The commission recommended four other New York City hospitals shut down. They have all closed, downsized or merged with other hospitals.

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