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New hospital for terminally ill to open in East Harlem

 Philanthropist Henry J. Carter cuts ribbon at pre-opening ceremony for a $  285 million, 365-bed hospital and nursing care facility in East Harlem to serve the terminally ill that bears his name.

Photo courtesy NYC Health and Hospitals Corp.

Philanthropist Henry J. Carter cuts ribbon at pre-opening ceremony for a $ 285 million, 365-bed hospital and nursing care facility in East Harlem to serve the terminally ill that bears his name.

The terminally ill are getting a $ 285 million boost from the city.

A 365-bed health care center geared to serve those who need round-the-clock care will open in East Harlem by October, the city’s Health and Hospitals Corp. announced Wednesday.

The Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, located on Park Ave. near E. 122 St., will house the infirm — including many tapped to leave the Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island.

Officials are closing that center to make way for a new technology school backed by Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

“The hospital is for patients who are medically fragile,” said HHC President Alan Aviles. “It is a fabulous new facility.”

The new East Harlem hospital won’t offer emergency care or general medical care for the not-so-sick.

Simonew@nydailynews.com


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