Say SUNY brought money woes on itself
By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"SUNY prevented hospital services for months which prevented LICH from making any money and now they blame LICH," said Sue Raboy, spokesperson for Patients for LICH, another member of the LICH coalition.
In the revised version, Fortis would partner with NYU Langone Medical Center and also Lutheran Medical Center.
NYU would provide services including an urgent care center, a radiology and diagnostic center and six specialty centers, such as gastroenterology, pulmonary and cancer care. Lutheran would provide dental health, primary care and behavioral health.
On Monday, Carl McCall, chair of the SUNY Board of Trustees, when asked about yet another bid for LICH by Brooklyn Hospital Center, said, “I only heard about it in the press."
SUNY says that Brooklyn Hospital Center’s bid, which involves rentals instead of condos, wasn’t submitted within the official RFP timeline and so will not be considered. The issue of NYU and Lutheran's inclusion in the deal after the RFP process's conclusion was not raised.
Jim Walden of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, attorney for LICH advocates, told the Eagle, "We are grateful for SUNY's decision to defer a vote on the NYU-Langone decision."