The SUNY Board of Trustees voted to close Long Island College Hospital today in a public meeting held in Westchester:
NY Daily News: Shutting the 150-year-old Cobble Hill facility must be approved by the state Health Dept. and would take at least 90 days to complete. Layoff notices will go out to LICH’s 2000 employees “within days,” an official said.
“We are resource poor. We don’t have the financial sustenance to keep LICH open,” said SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher as SUNY trustees voted at the meeting held at state College at Purchase in Westchester.
More than 100 workers and former patients bused to the meeting by the nurses’ union chanted “The vote is fixed. Don’t close LICH” during the meeting.
SUNY Bd of trustees just voted once again to close LICH @ SUNY Purchase. twitter.com/ErinEBillups/s…
— Erin Billups (@ErinEBillups) March 19, 2013
#LICH @nynurses, caregivers & patients post-vote. “Are we discouraged?” “No!” #SaveLICH twitter.com/DanielSquadron…
— Daniel Squadron (@DanielSquadron) March 19, 2013
Top photo via @ErinEBillups
Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog