#SaveLICH: Full Service Hospital Deal Dead

Emergency services and an ambulatory unit will be all that remains at Long Island College Hospital as Judge Johnny Lee Baynes gave the green light to a deal between SUNY and Peebles Corporation for a mixed used complex there. Emergency services will continue there until May 27 under the auspices of North Shore-LIJ who have partnered with the developer. The current LICH staff will dismissed at midnight tonight (5/22). A BHB reader sent us a photo of two farewell signs on the back of a LICH EMS vehicle parked outside the hospital.

Brooklyn Eagle: If the deal is concluded with the State University of New York, developer Peebles Corp. would maintain a walk-in ER at the site, and resume ambulance service by July 15. Peebles plans a mixed use development of the LICH campus.

The deal offers much less healthcare than community advocates and officials have been fighting for.

“I will be signing the document,” Justice Baynes told the courtroom. “No judge is going to block what three, four attorneys want to do.” He cautioned, however, “It’s a tough time for everybody, and I don’t think it’s over yet.”

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3 Responses to #SaveLICH: Full Service Hospital Deal Dead

  1. LICHer May 23, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    NOTHING will remain at Long Island College Hospital. There is no LICH. LICH closed on 5/22/14. All hospital employees were laid off. LICH’s distinguished ambulance corps ceased to exist. There are no ambulances. There are no hospital services. There is no HOSPITAL but an urgent care medical service has replaced the emergency room at the site of the former LICH.

    LICH is closed. Good luck to all.

  2. Medic May 24, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    I guess it won’t be called LICH anymore. Can’t call something a hospital when it’s not. Free standing urgent care & an ambulatory out-patient unit are not a hospital.

  3. Ed Revuelta May 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Hope we all remember the names involved. The Gov.,Mayor, Reps. & State Senators, that told us all what we wanted to hear. Remember the election will be here soon.