Streams

SUNY Won't Close Brooklyn Hospital - For Now

Friday, April 26, 2013

SUNY is withdrawing its plan to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn – at least for the time being.

The move comes after a legal challenge to SUNY’s decision last month to close the hospital. That was planned as a first step toward overhauling LICH's parent network, the SUNY Downstate system.

According to a SUNY press release, the university will consider new management for LICH, “including potentially a hospital operator.”

SUNY Downstate, which acquired LICH in 2011, is losing millions of dollars a month.

Community members, politicians and hospital employees complained that Downstate only added to a long history of mismanagement at LICH. But they were united in praising the decision to renegotiate its future  without “the sword of Damocles hovering above it,” according to State Sen. Daniel Squadron.

“It's still on life support,” he said. “We still have a lot of work to do to save it. But at least now we can get all the stakeholders around the table.”

 

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by