Brooklyn Paper: State Says LICH Likely To Close May 23

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Long Island College Hospital will likely be shut down by SUNY on May 23.

UPDATE: Memo Says LICH ER Will Close on May 12, Hospital Will Shut Down May 22

Brooklyn Paper: The State University of New York expects to shutter the 156-year-old Cobble Hill institution before Brooklyn Health Partners, the winning bidder to take over the hospital, can obtain an operating certificate from the Department of Health for a temporary medical facility, according to a letter sent from university lawyers to anti-closure attorneys. Activists said that, despite a court settlement that allows the state to wash its hands of the medical facility after May 22, officials ought to pitch in to keep it open a little longer, now that a savior appears to be within reach.

“We expect SUNY and the Department of Health to do everything within their power to ensure that the community served by LICH is not left without a hospital for any period of time,” said Eliza Bates, spokeswoman for the New York State Nurses Association, which sued the state to try to stop it from closing the healthcare center.

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  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    This is what we got from SUNY for all our troubles this year ..
    Remember at election day to give back to Cuomo what he gave to us.