Thursday, May 2, 2013

SUNY: Who Wants to Buy LICH?

Photo: MK Metz
The State University of New York (SUNY) issued a public Request for Information on Wednesday, to officially kick off the search for someone to take over Long Island College Hospital (LICH), the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

SUNY dropped its plan to close LICH (and sell its valuable real estate to a developer) last Friday after months of protests, marches, a lawsuit and media coverage.

The resolution the City Council passed last week warned SUNY that the money they would have gotten from the sale of LICH's assets would have to go back to the local LICH community for its medical needs -- and not to SUNY Downstate.

SUNY Downstate, nearly bankrupt, is now in a bind. After two years of not managing their financial problems, they have to develop a sustainability plan for Downstate by June 1, get all the approvals, and begin implementation on June 15.

Don't forget: To discuss the future of LICH, the Cobble Hill Association is hosting a community forum on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at LICH, 339 Hicks Street, Conference Room A.

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