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The Long, Sad Story of the Selling of LICH

Thanks to Mary Frost, of the Brooklyn Eagle, we now have a detailed chronology, with links to Eagle stories giving further information about each incident, of the steps leading to and following the sale of Long Island College Hospital. Despite the money SUNY received from the sale of LICH, SUNY Downstate continued to have financial […]

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End of LICH? Brooklyn Judge Rules Against NYSNA Nurses

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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Fortis Deal for LICH Unravelling Due to NYU Langone Medical Center Pullout

The indomitable Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that the deal with Fortis Property Group to purchase the almost completely closed Long Island College Hospital site is in “tatters” due to the NYU Langone Medical Center announcement yesterday that it has pulled out of the deal to offer emergency services and ambulatory care at […]

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Brooklyn Hospital Tries to Stay in LICH Fray with Expanded Proposal

The Eagle reports that Brooklyn Hospital (photo) has amended its earlier proposal for the Long Island College Hospital site. The Eagle story quotes Brooklyn Hospital’s press release: The revised proposal supports community health care needs by providing emergency services, primary and specialized ambulatory services, and urgent care services. The Brooklyn Hospital Center will draw upon […]

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LICH Update: NYU Langone Joins Fortis to Rival Brooklyn Hospital Bid

See updates after the jump. TWC/NY1 News reports that NYU Langone Medical Center has joined in the bid by real estate developer Fortis Property Group, a bid that was earlier tabled by the SUNY board, to close Long Island College Hospital, convert most of its campus to residential use, and provide on the site a […]

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Brooklyn Hospital Bids to Keep LICH Partially Open, But Won’t Treat Critical Cases

According to Crain’s, Brooklyn Hospital has joined with a private equity investor and a real estate developer to propose taking over Long Island College Hospital and converting much of its campus to “1.000 mixed income apartments.” According to the Crain’s story, the main hospital building …would be repurposed as a comprehensive care center with ambulance […]

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Battle for LICH is Not Over: Lawyer for BHA and Others

The Brooklyn Heights Association has sent us a letter from Jim Walden of Gibson Dunn LLP, attorney for the BHA and other petitioners opposing the closure of Long Island College Hospital. In it, Mr. Walden assures those concerned that even if, as expected, SUNY’s Board of Trustees votes to select an as yet unnamed party […]

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SUNY Postpones LICH Layoffs

According to Brooklyn News 12, SUNY Downstate Medical Center has postponed the previously announced layoffs, to have been effective today, of 500 staff members at Long Island College Hospital. The News 12 story doesn’t give a date to which the layoffs have been postponed, but quotes “SUNY officials” as saying they intend to take “steps […]

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SUNY Issues Layoff Notices to 500 LICH Workers

Update: there will be a complete LICH update at the Cobble Hill Association’s Fall Meeting this Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry Street. More details here. According to Crain’s New York Business, SUNY Downstate Medical Center has sent layoff notices to 500 workers at Long Island College Hospital. […]

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#SaveLICH Flash: Justice Demarest Orders Ambulances Back

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that New York Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has ordered the restoration of ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital, along with a re-opening of LICH’s Intensive Care Unit. Ambulance and emergency services must be restored by 3:00 p.m. this coming Monday, August 26. Justice Demarest has scheduled another hearing […]

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