Brooklyn Hospital Bids to Keep LICH Partially Open, But Won’t Treat Critical Cases

According to Crain’s, Brooklyn Hospital has joined with a private equity investor and a real estate developer to propose taking over Long Island College Hospital and converting much of its campus to “1.000 mixed income apartments.” According to the Crain’s story, the main hospital building

…would be repurposed as a comprehensive care center with ambulance service and a freestanding emergency department open around the clock where non-critical acute illnesses or injuries would be treated. Other proposed services include radiology, laboratory and endoscopy services, outpatient surgery, an infusion center, outpatient physical therapy, and physician offices.

Crain’s says it is not clear how the state or SUNY will respond to this proposal. Brooklyn Hospital is located at 121 DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene.

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One Response to Brooklyn Hospital Bids to Keep LICH Partially Open, But Won’t Treat Critical Cases

  1. tl January 8, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Under Brooklyn Hosptials plan, LICH would not be kept anywhere near “partially open”. It would be gone. Crain’s Business reports “LICH would close and cease operating as a full-service hospital…. There would be no inpatient services at LICH, an aspect of the proposal that is likely to reignite protests from the Cobble Hill community and LICH’s doctors. Instead, inpatient services would be based at Brooklyn Hospital one mile away.”

    I will not support this. This is a plan designed to serve no one but Brooklyn Hospital.