Three broke Brooklyn hospitals could close

New York /
Jan.January 22, 2014 12:35 PM

Three embattled hospitals in Brooklyn are poised to close after waiting 18 months for their slice of a pending $10 billion in funds from a federal health-care funding reallocation for the state of New York.

The funds would go to troubled hospitals like Long Island College Hospital at 339 Hicks Street, according to the New York Post. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have been campaigning to keep the facilities open despite the $13 million a month the hospital spends to serve a shrinking number of patients.

“We have been propping up [the hospitals] the last 18 months, frankly,” Cuomo said to the Post. “This is truly a crisis. This is a serious situation that affects a lot of people.”

Brooklyn Hospital Center proposed an alternative plan — to replace the hospital, owned by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, with four outpatient medical centers and 1,000 mixed-income apartments, as The Real Deal reported.

Interfaith Medical Center at 1545 Atlantic Avenue And Brookdale Hospital Near East 98th Street and Linden Boulevard are also at risk, according to the Post. For now, Cuomo has agreed to fund Interfaith’s operations until March. [NYP] — Angela Hunt


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator James Skoufis (Credit: Getty Images, NY Senate)
Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind LLCs anymore
Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind LLCs anymore
Governor Andrew Cuomo and 538 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)
Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law
Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)
Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill
Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill
BRP’s controversial Bed-Stuy project wins approval
BRP’s controversial Bed-Stuy project wins approval
BRP’s controversial Bed-Stuy project wins approval
MTA plans mixed-use redevelopment for Greenpoint waterfront
MTA plans mixed-use redevelopment for Greenpoint waterfront
MTA plans mixed-use redevelopment for Greenpoint waterfront
374 Fourth Ave in Gowanus, Brooklyn (Google Maps, iStock)
Quinlan plans 197-unit project for Gowanus
Quinlan plans 197-unit project for Gowanus
Brooklyn contracts jump in mid-October
Brooklyn luxury home contracts jump in mid-October
Brooklyn luxury home contracts jump in mid-October
Judge trashes 421a rent overcharge suit against Muss
Judge trashes 421a rent overcharge suit against Muss
Judge trashes 421a rent overcharge suit against Muss
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...