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Cobble Hill hospital to shutter at midnight

Only medical facility's emergency department to continue operation
May 22, 2014 03:45PM

UPDATED, 4:12 p.m., May 22: Despite an 11th-hour deal to keep Long Island College Hospital’s emergency room in operation, the remainder of the full-service hospital will shutter tonight at midnight.

The department will continue until current owner the State University of New York hands over ownership to operators North Shore-LIJ and developer Peebles, who plan to take the reins Sept. 1. But even then, the hospital will not return to a full-service hospital.

SUNY will continue to offer emergency medical services until Tuesday, but will not accept ambulances. Ambulance service will resume at the 506-bed hospital on July 15. The Peebles Corporation and North Shore LIJ are offering $250 million for the facility.

The SUNY Board of Trustees  — with 15 out of 18 members appointed by the governor — has been trying to close the hospital since February 2013. Since then, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has only made one public statement about the situation in an interview with WNYC, the Brooklyn Paper reported. [Brooklyn Paper] and [Crain’s]– Claire Moses and Julie Strickland

  • B K

    1st hospital to close on Mayor Deblasio’s watch is the one that put candidate deblasio on the front pages & helped get him elected. Mayor Bloomberg had 12 close on his watch. How long till deBlasio catches up?

  • Guest

    He saved Interfaith which servers a disadvantaged population and was worth fighting for, LICH served just the RICH.

    • LICH4ever

      No it did not just serve the rich. It served everybody. But the communities signed on to let him close it & put a clinic in the disadvantaged neighborhood that LICH served. Keeping the have-nots on the other side of the highway & out of the neighborhood of luxury condos. By the way, LICH is closed. There is no Hospital. There’s a small walk-in medical service at the site of the former LICH emergency room. This publication needs to nupdate it’s headline.