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Another Ruling against SUNY on Long Island College Hospital, Another Appeal

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A judge has again ordered the state not to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.

Justice Johnny Lee Baynes ruled Tuesday that SUNY Downstate, which acquired LICH in 2011, cannot act on a closure plan it submitted to state regulators.

At the same time, Baynes also ruled the law giving the state Health Department oversight over closures is unconstitutionally vague.

SUNY is appealing the court orders—and is seeking an automatic stay in the Appellate Division.

In a written statement, a spokesman says SUNY is committed to finding someone to take over LICH, but cannot continue to operate the hospital itself. SUNY, which says it is losing $15 million a month, has been trying to close LICH since March.

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Julianne Welby

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Comments [1]

Charles D. Gerard from Brooklyn, NY

The media continue to accept SUNY's claims at face values. SUNY continues to avoid disclosing its finances. As Judge Demarest pointed out, SUNY's losses at LICH are not to be believed. SUNY continues to divert attention from the real issue: SUNY is losing money at Downstate.

Oct. 15 2013 08:55 PM

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