Emergency services and an ambulatory unit will be all that remains at Long Island College Hospital as Judge Johnny Lee Baynes gave the green light to a deal between SUNY and Peebles Corporation for a mixed used complex there. Emergency services will continue there until May 27 under the auspices of North Shore-LIJ who have partnered with the developer. The current LICH staff will dismissed at midnight tonight (5/22). A BHB reader sent us a photo of two farewell signs on the back of a LICH EMS vehicle parked outside the hospital.
Brooklyn Eagle: If the deal is concluded with the State University of New York, developer Peebles Corp. would maintain a walk-in ER at the site, and resume ambulance service by July 15. Peebles plans a mixed use development of the LICH campus.
The deal offers much less healthcare than community advocates and officials have been fighting for.
“I will be signing the document,” Justice Baynes told the courtroom. “No judge is going to block what three, four attorneys want to do.” He cautioned, however, “It’s a tough time for everybody, and I don’t think it’s over yet.”
Regardless of today's court decision, a LICH baby was just born here. We need this hospital. Glad the ER nurses were on duty #saveLICH
— Eric Smith (@Esspring) May 23, 2014
The ER stays open. Ambulances will return by July 15 or sooner. There will be an area health needs assessment. #SaveLICH
— Cobble Hill Assoc (@CobbleHillAssoc) May 22, 2014