Community Will Meet to Discuss LICH Closure

By Nikhita Venugopal on February 13, 2013 2:23pm 

COBBLE HILL — Community members aren’t giving up on Long Island College Hospital without a fight, despite a vote for closure last week.

A community forum on LICH is being held, Thursday, at Kane Street Synagogue.

The session, which will begin at 6 p.m., will include a number of speakers from local neighborhood associations, nurses, doctors, and elected officials including State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblywoman Joan Millman.

The forum will include discussion on measures that can be taken to keep LICH from closing and give people an opportunity to participate in these efforts, according to the New York State Nurses Association.

Last Friday, SUNY board members voted to close LICH, following the recommendations of Dr. John Williams, president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The matter will now go before the Department of Health for further authorization.

The community forum will be held at Kane Street Synagogue (236 Kane St.) on Thursday, Feb. 14., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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