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Cobble Hill hospital activists challenge ranking of bids

Community groups want a judge to throw out scores favoring non-hospital operators

May 08, 2014 03:25PM

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Long Island College Hospital

Long Island City College Hospital

Activists fighting to save the Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill are once again heading to court.

Community activists and doctors are now asking a judge to throw out scores submitted by panelists in the state’s bidding process. A previous legal settlement required that panelists rank proposals calling for a full-service hospital higher than those offering fewer medical services.

Six of the panelists gave their highest scores to proposals from non-hospital operators, which would not offer minimum medical services, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

If the judge throws out the scores, Brooklyn Health Partners would remain in the top position and Prime Healthcare Foundation’s $220 million bid would move into second-place.

The hospital’s advocates are also asking the judge to force the State University of New York to restore medical services that is was required to provide until May 22 — SUNY has already discontinued many services, and plans to stop admitting patients on May 12. [Brooklyn Eagle]Christopher Cameron

  • Licher

    Now that BHP has been taken out the “Activist” come up with a new consiracy theory that the scoring is wrong. And they want only the scores they think are bad eliminated. Well Judge Baynes told SUNY they can still negotiate with Peebles. Guess what consiracy theories do not fly as legal.

  • NYS

    Govenor Cuomo needs to have the Attorney general look into these community groups in a possible fraud in trying to keep LICH open through lies and consiracy theories. They have wasted hundreds of millions in this game. I urge the Govenor to call on the AG to investigate these community groups.

  • Concerned Health Consumer

    If in fact the scoring was done ‘against the rules’ set up, as they suggest, why should it be allowed to stand. No need to call it conspiracy, but just not playing by the rules.
    If you’re going to have the Attorney general look into things, why not have them follow the money trail in the dealings with SUNY and LICH? That would likely be more useful and revealing.

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