Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Brooklyn's LICH Is Closing -- UPDATED

Photo: MK Metz
UPDATE: The New York Times, the Post and the Brooklyn Eagle are all reporting that the SUNY Board of Trustees has decided to close Long Island College Hospital -- LICH -- even before Thursday's sham hearing.

Hospital staffers were told late Tuesday.

SUNY's Board of Trustees were scheduled to hold a special hearing on Thursday afternoon regarding the fate of LICH, with a public comment period starting around 3:30 p.m.

The hearing is obviously a sham -- since the decision was made months ago, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

Roy Sloane, president of the Cobble Hill Association, told the Eagle on Tuesday, “I don’t think anybody’s being fooled,” he said. “It’s a mockery of the public process.”

And that about sums it up.

Past posts:
- Will LICH Be Taken Private? Cuomo's Budget Calls for Brooklyn's First 'For-Profit' Hospital 
- Brooklyn's LICH On the Verge of Closing - Endowment Drained?
- Unexpected: Head of Brooklyn's LICH Stepping Down
- Donald and Mildred: We're Sorry About Losing All Your Money, and the Hospital, Too
Gov. Paterson Announced LICH /SUNY Deal in Brooklyn Today 
- Insurance Trouble at Brooklyn's LICH 
- Petition to Save LICH
- Sucking Long Island Collage Hospital Dry?
- Long Island College Hospital In Big Trouble

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Anonymous said...

Please write a post on saving the LICH playgrounds. It will otherwise get ignored by the press and politicians.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to appeal to guilt-go to Bob Guskind's old blog and search for LICH playground. He was very helpful in getting the many problems fixed that otherwise were getting ignored.

Anonymous said...

Let's save this hospital! Closing LICH is a wrong. SUNY's purchase of LICH was a travesty. We need our hospital. Let's stop this real estate deal.

Anonymous said...

Senator Squadron's office is urging LICH supporters to attend the Community Forum about LICH on Thursday Feb. 14th from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Kane Street Synagogue at 263 Kane Street (between Court and Clinton). For more information contact Michelle Green at 718-714-8863 or This forum is sponsored by the NYS Nurses Association