SUNY Upstate Hospital Requests $35M in Extra State Funding

Upstate University Hospital, part of the State University of New York system, has requested $35 million in additional funding from the state to "stabilize" its rocky finances, according to a Post-Standard report.

John McCabe, MD, CEO of the Syracuse-based Upstate University Hospital, said the academic medical center is on pace to post a profit this past fiscal year, but the hospital is still losing millions of dollars per month.

New York provides $87.8 million in subsidies to the three teaching hospitals within SUNY, all of which are struggling financially. SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn is in a more perilous position than Upstate, as a state audit in January found Downstate lost more than $275 million in 2011, and losses are expected to be similar in 2012.

Last week, SUNY Downstate officials voted to close Long Island College Hospital, one of its facilities, in order to salvage the system's finances.

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