Second opinions: ‘Save Maimonides’ effort draws passion and skepticism from Brooklyn residents

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The battle over the future of Maimonides Medical Center was front and center at a town hall Monday evening attended by hundreds of Brooklynites even as the true intentions of the effort to “Save Maimonides” were called into question.

Save Maimonides, which bills itself as a “grassroots effort led by Brooklyn community leaders and activists, and backed by philanthropists,” was formed earlier this summer amid stories of poor patient care, dangerous understaffing, and administrators making multi-million-dollar salaries at Maimonides Medical Center, one of the largest “safety net” hospitals in Brooklyn.

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