Wednesday, November 13, 2013

LICH, Interfaith Hospitals In the Headlines in Brooklyn

Two threatened Brooklyn hospitals -- Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill and Interfaith Medical Center in Bed-Stuy -- have hit the headlines today.

Photo: Concerned Physicians of LICH
20 high-ranking SUNY and DOH administrators, including SUNY's entire board of trustees, have been ordered to appear before Justice Baynes to answer for their actions regarding Long Island College Hospital (LICH). If found guilty of contempt charges, the defendants face “a fine or imprisonment, or both.” Never thought once-respected SUNY would let it come to this. More here.

Photo: MK Metz
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Carla E. Craig held off on ruling on Interfaith Medical Center’s closure on Wednesday, urging stakeholders to enter into mediation to work out a compromise. This may give stakeholders room to negotiate and possibly line up more serious suitors. More here.

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