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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

 

Reprieve for Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill

NEW YORK (WABC) -- After weeks of protest from patients, doctors, and unions, the plan to close Long Island College Hospital is dropped.

The hospital was suppose to shut its doors for good and even sent out layoff notices.

But a community's fight has stemmed the tide.

The next step is to develop a sustainability plan to continue medical services and education that must be done in a month then take effect two short weeks later.

It was a long and tough fight to keep Long Island College Hospital off the chopping block

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9080397

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:52 PM

1. I used to live near there on Sackett Street.

 

In an emergency its closing could cost lives.

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:05 PM

2. My grandmother was born and grew up on 4th ave and Sackett street.

 

My father went to that hospital when he had heart failure. They moved him to Maimonodies due to the fact LIC did not have the proper cardiac unit. I hope they put the effort in making it a better hospital. Once the closed St. Vincent's in Manhattan they have been looking to close other ones as well.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:07 PM

3. I was between Clinton and Henry.

 

At least it looks like they fought off the closing this time.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:09 PM

4. They went to the courts to stop it.

 

They referenced the other hospitals they closed it the city and said response time had gone down for EMS. They also closed Victory Memorial Hospital here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

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