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LICH Update: Contempt Hearing Postponed

Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, advises us that the court hearing to determine whether SUNY should be held in contempt of court orders concerning Long Island College Hospital will not be held this coming Tuesday, January 21, as had previously been announced. ” As of now,” she said, “Tuesday will be […]

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#SaveLICH Update: Appellate Court Stays Thompson Appointment

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court today stayed the appointment of William Thompson Sr. as a “mediator” or “special master” in the conflict between Long Island College Hospital staff and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which seeks to close and sell the hospital. The stay results from an appeal by SUNY of Judge […]

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#SaveLICH News: Judge Orders Accounting From SUNY; Mediator Appointed

According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Carolyn E. Demarest on Thursday ordered SUNY Downstate to present a full accounting of all LICH property, assets and funds transferred to Downstate, the income derived from the properties, details about the other LICH properties SUNY plans to dispose of and more, no later than […]

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#SaveLICH Rally Theme: Where’s Cuomo?

Arriving at the rally in one of the small playgrounds adjoining LICH this morning, I found Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez speaking eloquently about the need to save the hospital, and its importance to the people in nearby neighborhoods. Public Advocate and mayoral aspirant Bill de Blasio listened to Rep. Velazquez’s speech. As this young lady and […]

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SUNY To LICH – ‘Drop Dead’

Update: The Times reports that Judge Johnny Lee Baynes, who earlier issued a temporary restraining order against SUNY’s attempt to close LICH, today, in response to complaints that SUNY was denying LICH essential medical staff, ordered that SUNY “should maintain staffing on par with what it was before SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which operates it, […]

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Court Puts LICH Closing Back On Ice

The temporary restraining order that prevents SUNY from going ahead with its plan to close Long Island College Hospital was, according to Crain’s NY Business, extended “indefinitely” today by Judge Johnny Lee Baynes. The issue, which Judge Baynes promised to review “expiditiously,” is whether the SUNY Board’s vote to close LICH in a meeting closed […]

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