Peninsula Hospital Ordered to Stop New Admissions and Transfer Patients

Hospital's lab fails to meet accepted standards putting patient safety at risk

The New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah has issued an order of summary action suspending the clinical laboratory permit of Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, Queens, for a period of 30 days. This action was taken after a DOH inspection found that the hospital laboratory failed to meet accepted standards, which put patient safety at risk.

Commissioner Shah issued a second summary order directing the hospital to stop admitting new patients, to cancel all surgeries and procedures, to suspend any activities that depend upon laboratory services and to develop a plan to transfer inpatients to other facilities because the lack of a clinical laboratory at the facility poses a danger and threat to the health of current and future patients.

The orders are available here: