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Continuum has also taken over the former St. Vincent’s cancer center on 15th Street, and it has established a clinic with a focus on H.I.V. patients on 17th Street, renovating several floors and filling them with colorful pop art. Half of the doctors at the clinic, called the Center for Comprehensive Care, were hired from the old St. Vincent’s H.I.V. program.
Continuum has affiliated with doctors practicing out of 13 Duane Reade drugstores in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and has a contract to expand to 20 within the next year or so, and to 50 within four years.
“Everything is intensely competitive and everyone is everywhere,” said Dr. Andrew W. Brotman, its senior vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy.
Word of the new options is trickling out, and some patients say they are not mourning St. Vincent’s.
Dr. Charles Carpati, former chief of intensive care at St. Vincent’s, now at Lenox Hill Hospital, said the community seemed to be coping without the old hospital.
“It’s been very hard to show that people are dying because St. Vincent’s is no longer there,” Dr. Carpati said.
Tweet: In NYC, retail clinics, urgicare centers, MDs in drug stores, and hospital-outpatient affiliations fill the gap left by St. Vincent loss.