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Watch @BPEricAdams #LICHQandA Here

Watch Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam’s Q&A on Long Island College Hospital now and comment below. The event, held Wednesday night, was meant to be aired live but was not due to technical difficulties. Outraged supporters of LICH demanded that the video of the meeting be posted online in addition to airing on BRIC’s public [...]

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Supporters Tell Brooklyn Eagle That Latest SUNY Plan To #SaveLICH Is ‘Smoke And Mirrors’

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports on the SUNY’s latest proposal for Long Island College Hospital which would team up developers Fortis with NYU-Langone and Lutheran Medical Center:

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Tale of the Tweets: The People, United, Score A Victory Against SUNY to #SaveLICH

The SUNY trustees hearing yesterday afternoon was surreal event featuring dull Powerpoint presentations from bureaucrats and circular conversations about the state’s rules for procurement. Worst of all anyone watching (in person or on the web) had that sinking feeling that LICH was about to become a developer’s playground — a 90 square foot “medical mall” [...]

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Sure Seems Like Cuomo, McCall And SUNY Still Like The Sound Of LICH Condos

The New York Times reports today, that SUNY will present a plan to sell Long Island College Hospital to a developer who would turn much of the property into condos. This is not a shock to anyone reading between the lines in the long SaveLICH drama. Last month, SUNY Board Chairman Carl McCall told attendees [...]

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#SaveLICH Activities This Week

This dispatch just in from Mickey Green and the NYS Nurses Association:

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BHA, Other Community Groups And De Blasio Now #SaveLICH ‘Intervenors’

The Brooklyn Eagle reports on the latest round in the SaveLICH saga. Kings County Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest granted Public Advocate/ mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio a seat at the “intervenor” table in determining the next operator of Long Island College Hospital. He joins the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Cobble Hill Association, the Riverside [...]

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Concerned Physicians of LICH Ask For Donations To Continue Fight

As the fight to #SaveLICH continues, the Concerned Physicians of LICH are asking supporters for donations so that they may contnue their legal battle to save the hospital.

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Judge Baynes To SUNY: Restore Services At LICH, Ditch The Goons

Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes has ordered SUNY to restore servies at LICH to the levels they were at on July 19. Baynes also said he would name an ombudsman for the hospital and added that the armed and unarmed guards SUNY has employed to patrol the grounds must go.

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Don’t #SaveLICH And The Trip To The Emergency Room Gets Dangerously Longer

NYC Public Advocate and Democratic candidate for mayor Bill DiBlasio tweeted out a map detailing the impact on door-to-ER travel time if Long Island College Hospital shuts down permanently. In the words of a #SaveLICH demonstrator recently, “don’t get sick in this part of Brooklyn.” Why #SaveLICH? Here's a look at the before & after [...]

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#SaveLICH Update: Judge Issues TRO Barring SUNY From Immediate LICH Shutdown

Bill de Blasio’s trip to court today was successful. Justice Johnny Lee Baynes, who issued the original temporary restraining order barring SUNY Downstate from going ahead with its plan to close Long Island College Hospital, today issued another TRO in response to de Blasio’s petition. The order commands SUNY to appear in court on July [...]

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#SaveLICH: Doctors Say SUNY Wants LICH Emptied Today; de Blasio Asks Court for New TRO

Update: We now have word that the state Department of Health has approved SUNY’s application to close LICH. See the official letter here.

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LICH Moving Patients Out – “Don’t get sick in this part of Brooklyn”: #SaveLICH

The latest LICH news—that patients will start to be moved today, with the plan of moving them all by this weekend—was met with chants of “Shame on Cuomo!” “Shame on SUNY!” and “Save our hospital!” A nurse I spoke with (who asked not to be named) said, “There are four ambulances sitting here that can’t [...]

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BREAKING: SUNY Starts Shutting Down LICH Today #SaveLICH

Our Heather Quinlan is on scene now. DEVELOPING…

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#SaveLICH: Suitors’ Plans Revealed

Update: Word has come via #SaveLICH that SUNY is now removing all patients from LICH and intends to padlock the hospital over the weekend. Protesters have gathered at Hicks and Pacific; Bill de Blasio and Steve Levin are there. The SUNY Downstate website now includes a summary of the seven suitors’ proposals for Long Island [...]

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Pierson Advisor Chris Owens: Levin Trying To Keep Us Off Ballot

Steve Levin is trying to knock Brooklyn Heights resident/candidate for NYC Council D-33 Stephen Pierson off of September’s primary ballot. At least that’s what a statement released over the weekend from Pierson advisor Chris Owens alleges. While Levin spent last week protesting the planned closure of LICH, Owens says that the councilmember’s minions were filing [...]

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New #SaveLICH Events Monday and Tuesday

A reader has forwarded us a message from Michelle Green of the New York State Nurses Association: This coming week the Downstate Community Council and the SUNY Board of Trustees will be acting on their “sustainability” plan– and we plan to make our presence and opposition known. On Monday, at noon, the Downstate Community Council [...]

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