Thursday, April 25, 2013

City Council Passes Resolution to Save LICH in Brooklyn

Christine Quinn Supports Resolution

The New York City Council voted Thursday afternoon in favor of a resolution to save Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from being closed, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

The non-binding resolution, introduced by City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Stephen Levin, calls on the State University of New York and the State Department of Health to work with stakeholders to find a new owner for the 150-year old Cobble Hill institution.

To keep SUNY Downstate from selling LICH's valuable assets and pouring the money into their own nearly bankrupt facility, the resolution stipulates that “all resources gained from any sale or transfer of LICH assets are used exclusively for the preservation of these services.” It also authorizes the Speaker to file amicus briefs on behalf of the Council in support of the preservation of these services.

More at the Eagle

- LICH Shutdown on Hold AGAIN; Brooklyn Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order

Previous posts on LICH here.

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