LICH Sale to Fortis Finalized, Subject to State Approval

According to New York Business Journal, SUNY has finalized the sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis Property Group for $240 million, subject to approval by the New York State Attorney General and Comptroller. In the words of the article:

Neighborhood activists, doctors and labor unions that had fought the hospital’s closure may be encouraged by one development: The final deal includes twice as much square footage for health services than originally planned on the redeveloped site, up from 65,000 square feet to 135,000 square feet.

Nevertheless, the NYU Langone health care facilities “will have no inpatient, overnight capabilities, but will include extensive outpatient services.” The article claims that approval of the deal by the New York State authorities “is widely expected.” Groups opposing the sale may try to prevent this.

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  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Don’t get sick.

  • Dr. Bombay

    Great advice since I never would have thought about going to LICH in the first place. This was only NYSNA’s issue so stop fooling yourself.

  • Peggy

    That’s for sure! This is what your State and City Government has done for you lately!

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Don’t add insult to injury. You’re a fool.

  • Heights Observer

    Agreed. It is ALWAYS better to have a hospital close by. I have been in Brooklyn Heights for more than three decades and have had to go to the emergency room there four times. I have been admitted twice and was glad to be there. I have also been to hospitals in Manhattan and, given the choice, I would rather be close to home. Don’t all of the people putting LICH down realize that the same doctors that practiced there also practice in Manhattan hospitals.

    Fools and blind.

  • TMS

    with so many new developments in downtown brooklyn, it’s quite alarming we have no hospital/true emergency care.

  • Moni

    You have Brooklyn Hospital. Good luck with that.

  • Jake Remer

    Finalized the deal on the first day of succoth, i thought that joel kestenbaum is a religous jew that doesn’t write or sign his name on a religious holiday

  • PubliusBklyn

    Word to the wise, 8 minutes away right at the other end of the Brooklyn Bridge is NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan. My wife gave birth there in May and, at least when it came to maternity, it was as good as we could have hoped for.

  • Publicola

    RSD can ALWAYS be counted on for intelligent and insightful commentary. Time to move on already.