BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The State University of New York is holding off on fully closing Long Island College Hospital while it negotiates a sale of the facility.
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 is finalized.READ MORE: 2 Wanted For Questioning In Connection To Brooklyn Homicide
The hospital stopped accepting 911 ambulances to its emergency room last week as the first phase of the shutdown.
LICH was scheduled to fully close after a deal between SUNY and the initial top bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, fell apart earlier this month.
SUNY said it is in talks with another bidder, but a full-service hospital is not in the plans.
A bidder offering $260 million said it would keep the emergency department and provide outpatient care including cancer treatment, office-based surgeries and dental, pediatric and geriatric services.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Shot At Man Sitting In Back Seat Of Car
A deal must be completed by early June.
State officials said the hospital has been losing an “unsustainable” $13 million a month.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
[display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]MORE NEWS: Police Looking For Man Caught On Camera In Bronx Shooting
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)