|LICH is open. Again. Photo: MK Metz|
By any definition SUNY Downstate has proven itself to be absolutely INSANE!
On Wednesday night SUNY said it was halting admissions to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill -- AGAIN -- and forbidding ambulances from bringing patients to the ER -- AGAIN.
Less than 24 hours later, after being threatened with contempt charges -- AGAIN -- they dropped this illegal action and promised to restore admissions and ambulance service on Friday. (More on this at the Brooklyn Eagle.)
They did this same thing last summer and were ordered to restore services to July 19 levels. They appealed. They lost.
A week ago, SUNY threatened to lay off 500 nurses and other employees at LICH -- AGAIN. After being threatened with litigation -- AGAIN -- SUNY dropped its threat.
Over and over, SUNY had tried the same illegal actions, has been brought to court, and has lost.
In the meantime they have drained LICH of patients, doctors and resources and have lost millions and millions of dollars.
This is 100 percent, certifiably insane.
SUNY agrees to restore ambulances, ‘limited admissions,’ at LICH on Friday [Brooklyn Eagle]
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