Brooklyn Health Partners
The State University of New York announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract with Fortis Property Group to take over the financially strapped Long Island College Hospital.
LICH had been set to close down Thursday morning, but SUNY said Wednesday the hospital will continue to provide walk-in emergency services “in an effort of good faith” while a deal with a new bidder is finalized.
The hospital said on Friday that all patients will be discharged and transferred to other hospitals and long term care facilities next Thursday.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, ambulances will responding to 911 calls will be diverted from Long Island College Hospital, as the facility prepares to close its doors next week.
The winning bid to take over operation of Long Island College Hospital officially fell through on Monday, and the prospective operator blamed SUNY.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on state officials to negotiate with other firms after the winning bidder’s ability to open a full-scale hospital fell through.
SUNY announced it chose Brooklyn Health Partners on Thursday. Negotiations to finalize the deal for the facility are expected to begin immediately.