NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Community leaders and medical professionals rallied Thursday in an effort to save Interfaith Medical Center from closing.
Employees of the Bedford-Stuyvesant medical center who were given pink slips on Wednesday were out protesting in front of the hospital on Thursday.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, 80 percent of Interfaith’s patients are on Medicaid or some other form of public assistance.
“We need health care. This is a safety net hospital within the central Brooklyn community. We need to have a place where our people can go,” state Assemblywoman Annette Robinson said.