Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Officials in Brooklyn Are Really Getting Fed Up with SUNY, and Just Want Them To Give Up LICH Already

If nothing else, SUNY Downstate has really brought together the people of Brooklyn.

In today's installment of this sad, medically-dangerous and money-burning nightmare, official after official in Brooklyn denounced SUNY for "re-opening" (but not really re-opening) its RFP to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

SUNY told the developers who originally submitted bids for the hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn that they (but no one else) can "rejigger" their bids anyway they want. But the players have just a few days -- until Feb. 3 -- to redesign northwestern Brooklyn's health care system.

Because who needs more than a few days to design a health care system for more than a quarter of a million people in the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Brooklyn?

"Throughout this process, SUNY has acted in bad faith— making deals behind closed doors, violating good-government rules, and keeping the community in the dark as it seeks to rid itself of LICH,” Public Advocate Letitia James said at today's press conference outside LICH. “We’re sick and tired of it."

In full denial mode, SUNY said that allowing the previous bidders to revamp their bids would “enhance the openness, transparency, and effectiveness of the process."

- Brooklyn officials denounce SUNY’s revamp of LICH RFP [Brooklyn Eagle]
Note: scroll down to the bottom of the linked article to read Brooklyn official's suggestion for how a new RFP should be carried out.

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