Health

An eye-opening report by medical professionals contends that changes need to be made to help the city’s elderly survive in the event another Hurricane Sandy-type disaster hits here. … Full Article

LICH case back to Brooklyn court for hospital ranking showdown vs. SUNY

Cobble Hill
Advocates for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) say they’re contesting what they call RFP “manipulations” by the State University of New York (SUNY) that have led to the closure of the Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article

Brooklyn task force offers ideas on fighting drug addiction

Bay Ridge
An eye-opening report released Wednesday by the New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction recommends that the state take a series of measures to combat drug addiction, including limiting prescriptions for pain killers to a 10-day supply, making a drug overdose antidote … Full Article

SUNY ends talks with Peebles to buy Long Island College Hospital; Fortis next up

Cobble Hill
Another bidder for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) has been rejected by SUNY. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center to double size of Emergency Department

Fort Greene
The Brooklyn Hospital Center (BHC) announced last Thursday that it plans to use funds raised from its Foundation’s annual gala to renovate and increase the size of the hospital’s emergency department. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge approves plan to sell LICH to developer Peebles

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Thursday signed off on an agreement that would keep an emergency department and ambulatory care in operation at Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

LICH ER stays open as deal with Peebles a ‘whisper away’

Cobble Hill
Attorneys from community groups, SUNY and developer Peebles Corp., the frontrunner to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH), asked state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Wednesday for one more day to resolve a snag in a deal that would keep an free-standing emergency department open o … Full Article

With LICH deal ‘close,’ Brooklyn judge gives bidders one more day

Cobble Hill
Saying that “substantial progress” was being made, on Tuesday parties vying for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) agreed with SUNY’s motion to ask state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes for one more day to negotiate a deal before resuming litigation. … Full Article

Medical marijuana slated for key vote in committee

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in New York is slated to be voted on in the state Senate's Republican-led health committee. … Full Article

SUNY releases closure details for LICH in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Despite Brooklyn officials’ entreaties to SUNY Chairman H. … Full Article

Top LICH bidders discuss joint purchase of hospital

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes astounded a courtroom filled with lawyers, litigants and residents on Thursday when he asked attorneys for three competing bidders for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to gather behind closed doors to try to work out a joint plan to keep … Full Article

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