Bankrupt St. Vincent's to Sell Westchester Outpost

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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Bankrupt St. Vincent's to Sell Westchester Outpost

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NEW YORK - APRIL 07: hospital employees walk by St. Vincent's Hospital on April 7, 2010 in New York City. On Tuesday the board of St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers voted to close the hospital following its unsuccessful search to find a way out of its estimated $700 million of debt. The Westside hospital, which has served Manhattan for 160 years, may retain some of its services like an urgent care facility. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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The now-defunct St. Vincent's Hospital in New York's Greenwich Village is selling its behavioral health operations in Westchester County.

The facility in Harrison will be sold to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers.

A hospital spokeswoman says the transaction must be approved by bankruptcy court. The transfer will then have to be approved by the state Department of Health and other state agencies.

The Westchester facility provides mental-health and substance-abuse treatment for children, and adults.

St. Vincent's also plans to sell its long-term home health care program to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and its certified home health agency to North Shore University Hospital.

The city's last Catholic-affiliated hospital filed for bankruptcy before closing in April, citing a debt topping $1 billion dollars.

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