The New York Post reports today that "state officials" are "considering" closing Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill.
The hospital's Dr. Wayne March told staffers that the facility would stay open, the newspaper reports. However, he added that the state Health Care Commission for the 21st Century may try to shut it down. March pointed to various improvement projects going on at the hospital, such as building a new front entrance, as evidence that LICH "definitely won't be closing down."
BHA President Judy Stanton told the Post that closing the hospital would have a negative impact on Brooklyn Heights as well, citing the fact that many residents have doctors who are affiliated with the hospital, use the emergency room and or are employed at LICH.