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Peninsula Hospital shut down by Health Dept

February 23, 2012 6:47:40 PM PST
A hospital in Queens was forced to close Thursday night after failing an inspection by the Health Department.

Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway was ordered to stop taking new admissions and to transfer patients to other facilities.

It was found that the hospital's lab failed to meet acceptable standards posing a risk to patients.

It was also cited for poor record keeping and instruments not being calibrated correctly.

All surgeries and procedures have been cancelled.

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