I thought all hospitals in the States were private.
^Oh, except the ones affiliated with state university medical schools.
I thought private meant, luxurious rooms, no mingling with the riff raff, gourmet menu, no hospital smell. Beyonce or Gwyneth or Bill Clinton could be in the room next to yours. And nurses still wear those starched white uniforms and the cool hats.
Unless a hospital in the US is owned by a government agency, it's private.
Major medical centers in NYC (Mount Sinai, Columbia-Presbyterian, St.Lukes-Roosevelt, NYU Langone, Lenox Hill) are privately-owned.
Except for the nurses' uniforms, yes, of course that exists here, R4.
For decades the private Doctor's Hospital on East End Avenue was the place celebs went when they suffered "exhaustion." Later sold to Beth Israel Medical Center, building was demolished for a co-op.
Other private hospitals included Medical Arts, Leroy, Wickersham, Park West, Park East, Trafalgar, Grand Central, Midtown, Madison and Park Avenue hospitals, now all closed.
A radio show in Australia played a prank on the hospital. Someone called pretending to be Queen Elizabeth called in asking about her little grand baby bump and they believed it was the queen and gave out information. Nothing provocative but funny all the same. Heard the conversatio on the radio.
If she didn't have all those prior abortions, she wouldn't be in trouble now.