Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Community Forum on Future of Brooklyn's LICH this Thursday, May 2

Photo: MK Metz
Now that SUNY has withdrawn its closure plan, the Cobble Hill Association will be hosting a community forum on the future of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) this coming Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The forum takes place at LICH, 339 Hicks Street, Conference Room A.

The purpose will be to update the community, discuss the next steps, and also to do a little celebrating.

The panel discussion will feature -- so far -- Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Councilman Brad Lander, Matthew Bethel (Policy Director for Honorable Daniel Squadron), Concerned Physicians of LICH, and Michelle Greene (NYS Nurses Association).

From Cobble Hill Association President Roy Sloane:
"We have a lot of people to thank and a lot of work that remains to be done. We sincerely hope you'll be able to join us for this next, most important phase of the battle to save our hospital."

In case you missed the news, after months of petitions, marches, lawsuits, meetings and political activism, SUNY officials announced Friday that they have withdrawn their plan to close LICH and have agreed to work with the community and elected officials to seek a viable, sustainable plan for providing the health care services essential to the community.

Roy Sloane speaks for all of us when he says: "We are deeply grateful to our elected officials – City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Steve Levin, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and our Borough President Marty Markowitz – the Concerned Physicians of LICH, NYSNA, 1199 SEIU, and all of our neighboring community associations and the community activists who devoted some much time and effort to saving our hospital."

- SUNY Withdraws Plan to Cash In on LICH

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