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The nurses' union has delayed SUNY’s transfer of the walk-in emergency department at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to NYU-Langone Medical Center. … Full Article

‘Playing Hooky’: Paid sick leave day spreads awareness of rights

A range of prominent officials conducted a massive public awareness campaign this morning to remind more than one million New York City workers about their new right to begin using paid sick leave. … Full Article

Alarm raised about ‘dark money’ in de Blasio’s LICH - Fortis letter

The backlash continues against a letter sent out by a de Blasio lobbying group supporting the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a developer.   … Full Article

Sunset Park women walk for ovarian cancer cure

Sunset Park resident Kim Henry tragically lost her sister Maureen to cancer eight years ago. “My sister passed away on Jan 28, 2006 of ovarian cancer. She was 42. She was a mom, sister and daughter to a very large family,” Henry wrote in an email to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday. … Full Article

Maimonides earns perfect score for its breast cancer center

There’s nothing quite like taking a big test and then finding out that you aced it. … Full Article

Concern in Brooklyn as LICH ER shrinks

Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rallied outside the Cobble Hill hospital’s emergency department on Thursday to express concern about SUNY shrinking what remains of the ER. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials, community want investigation into sale of LICH

Brooklyn officials on Thursday asked state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to conduct investigations of SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Fortis. … Full Article

LICH bidder Trindade files a protest with state Comptroller

Another protest has been raised about SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Medical marijuana officially legal in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, second from right, gets some help from Amanda Houser, 10, while signing a ceremonial bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York, Monday. New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center gala raises $1.7 million to expand ER

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Foundation said on Monday that its annual gala raised $1.7 million, which will go towards funding the expansion and renovation of its emergency department and pediatric care areas. … Full Article

Med School: Where there is money there is a way

Medical schools in New York State would have an easier time attracting the talents of top researchers if they had more funding at their disposal, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who said he plans to continue pushing for legislation to smooth the way for them. … Full Article

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