Seventeen patients from St. Marks Hospital, which closed last week because of lack of funds, have already been transferred to Beth Israel Hospital. The patients accepted by the Beth Israel Hospital will pay the same rates they had been accustomed to pay at St. Marks, and in some instances patients will receive free treatment and quarters. Altogether about 30 St. Marks patients are expected to go to Beth Israel during this week.
As a mark of friendship and neighborliness between the two down-town hospitals, Saul Singer, president of the Beth Israel Hospital, last week offered Philip Gosler, president of St. Marks Hospital, the facilities of his institution to provide accommodation and care for the patients of St. Marks Hospital, which has been compelled to close its doors. The Beth Israel Hospital is affiliated with the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies.