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SUNY Downstate to Slash Jobs, but LICH May Gain

May 9, 2012

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which took control of Long Island College Hospital last June, faces an operating deficit and will have to eliminate jobs and close or combine some operations.

New York Post: SUNY Downstate Medical Center announced tonight that it will have to perform extensive “financial” surgery to slash jobs and eliminate redundant services at its three medical facilities to stem red ink.

The scalpel will be used at University Hospital in Flatbush, Long Isand College hospital in Brooklyn Heights and its facility at the former Victory Hospital site in Bay Ridge.

However, the Post story says, a task force report to SUNY Downstate noted that LICH is “severely under-utilized” and that SUNY Downstate should “consolidate its inpatient services at the LICH campus and scale back University Hospital.”

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Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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