Long Island College Hospital
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.
Community advocates who wanted financially strapped Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn to remain full-service have given up their fight.
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.
A plan was approved by a judge Tuesday to find a new operator for Long Island College Hospital and keep it in operation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that a deal to keep Long Island College Hospital open under a new operator would mark the end of an “epidemic of hospital closings” going back all through his predecessor’s administration.
State officials on Thursday announced an agreement in which the State University of New York may pull out of the struggling Long Island College Hospital, but a new health care provider will take over.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio repeated dire warnings that some Brooklyn hospitals will close without more federal Medicaid money.
Nurses, caregivers and patients are taking their battle to Albany as trustees decide the fate of Long Island College Hospital.
New York City Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio announced Monday that layoffs of 500 will be postponed at the struggling Long Island College Hospital
The New York Times/Siena College Poll of likely voters gives de Blasio a 45-point lead, 68 percent to 23 percent.