With Top Bidder Rejected, Long Odds for Full Hospital in Cobble Hill

Monday, May 05, 2014

Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. (Natalie Fertig/WNYC)

After more than a year of protests and courtroom drama, supporters of Long Island College Hospital appear to have lost their bid to preserve LICH as a full-service medical center.

The State University of New York has rejected the proposal by the Brooklyn Health Partners, the top scoring proposal in a review process last month.

Negotiations now begin with the runner-up, the Peebles Corporation, a Miami-based developer, which would operate a freestanding emergency room and several clinics. Peebles has major local connections, including Maimonides and Northshore-LIJ, two of the region's biggest hospitals. The developer now has 30 days to sign a contract with SUNY.

Brooklyn Health Partners proposed running LICH as a traditional hospital, with a variety of inpatient services and up to 400 beds. The group has accused SUNY of negotiating in bad faith and has threatened court action.


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Maik Obermuller from Bayridge

LICH has lost money for 18-19 years in a row. It is about a half a billion in the red. This was a waste of taxpayer money in the order of hundreds of millions trying to keep it open and find a new buyer. We all found out the only group interested in LICH was more interested in selling LICH's real estate then running it as a hospital.

May. 06 2014 02:55 PM

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