Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reported today that Brooklyn State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes “dismissed a lawsuit by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) on Monday, allowing NYU-Langone to take over the walk-in emergency department at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) without rehiring LICH nurses.” According to the Eagle, Baynes ruled […]
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Editor’s Note: At the invitation of BHB, Zephyr Teachout, Democratic candidate for the office of Governor of New York State, agreed to the following opinion piece about why Long Island College Hospital was closed this past May. In May, the owner of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital shut down the full-service facility, ignoring deep opposition […]
The saga of Long Island College Hospital comes to an end:
At a March forum regarding proposals for LICH, Cobble Hill Association member/Homer’s cousin Jeff Strabone declared, “If we lose this hospital, people will die.” Not even a week since LICH ceased functioning as a full hospital that prediction has sadly come true. While it remains to be seen how direct the connection between the LICH […]
While the battle to save Long Island College Hospital may be over (?), there’s no doubt that the staff and its supporters put on a valiant effort to keep a full service hospital in our area.
Thursday was the last day for LICH staff and RN Tim Namoca created this farewell video.
Watch after the jump.
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 […]
The Brooklyn Paper reports that Long Island College Hospital will likely be shut down by SUNY on May 23.
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 […]
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:
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” […]