In a dramatic turn of events, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Friday successfully petitioned a judge for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking Long Island College Hospital’s immediate closure, despite a letter from the state Department of Health approving SUNY’s Downstate’s closure plan. … Full Article
The New York State Department of Health has approved the closing of LICH.
The hospital will be dead before the end of the month.
Staff have been told they will be terminated within the next 30 days. … Full Article
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Long Island College Hospital (LICH) doctors say they've been told by SUNY Downstate administrators to transfer all their patients out by Friday so that LICH could be shut down by Sunday. … Full Article
Doctors at Long Island College Hospital were ordered by representatives of the State University of New York to discharge their patients by tomorrow and were told that the hospital will officially close on Sunday. … Full Article