On June 25, Yvette Green, a pregnant detainee at Rikers Island, went to one of the jail’s medical clinics in labor and three centimeters dilated. Ms. Green, 33, is known to New Yorkers as the guardian of Sabrina Green, the 9-year-old girl who was found dead in her apartment with burned and gangrenous hands. Ms. Read More
Katherine Eban Finkelstein
On May 31, Isidro Pacheco, a 31-year-old restaurant worker serving six months in the Manhattan Detention Complex on a drug charge, collapsed in his cell. It wasn’t the first time. In the previous two weeks, Mr. Pacheco had collapsed three times in the facility, known as the Tombs. In this time period, according to medical Read More
Additional reporting was provided by Susan Orenstein and Jesse Drucker.
For decades, Lenox Hill Hospital has appeared as quietly affluent as the Upper East Side patients it cared for-Manhattan banking families with names like Uris, Hess and Wurtzburger-and as genteel as the East 77th Street block it occupies. As the city’s other major teaching Read More
On Dec. 18, the plastic surgery division of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center received an official smack from the New York State Department of Health. The agency released a 30-page, 33-count finding of violations against Columbia-Presbyterian regarding allegations that plastic surgery residents there performed clandestine cosmetic surgeries for cash.
The report was uncommonly harsh, criticizing the hospital Read More
Of all the medical specialties, surgery is the most regimented. It is also the clubbiest, and once you understand that, you can begin to fathom how two plastic surgery trainees at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center could brazenly conduct a thriving unauthorized surgery business for almost a year, with no intervention from hospital staff.
What Dr. James Read More