Nine Proposals For Long Island College Hospital Are Made Public

By Nikhita Venugopal on March 22, 2014 4:30pm 

 A protester holds up a sign, which reads "Hope for LICH" in front of Long Island College Hospital, July 29.
A protester holds up a sign, which reads "Hope for LICH" in front of Long Island College Hospital, July 29.
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COBBLE HILL — Nine teams have submitted proposals to take over Long Island College Hospital, state officials announced late Friday night.

These proposals, four of which would operate a full-service hospital at the Cobble Hill site, "meet the minimum mandatory requirements" in the State University of New York's Request for Proposal process, said SUNY spokesman David Doyle.

Developers, healthcare operators and others submitted their proposals March 19 after which committees made up of state officials, community and union representatives will decide on one during a seven-day selection process.

With the bids out, here's a primer on what you need to know about the future Cobble Hill hospital.

If a new operator isn't selected, SUNY will give up control of the hospital in May 2014 and LICH will close.

DNAinfo New York has listed a summary of each of the proposals below, including key medical services, plans that include development of residential units and the proposed purchase price.

For specific provisions of each proposal, click on the corporation name listed below, or visit SUNY's Spring 2014 Request for Proposals page.

► Brooklyn Health Partners is proposing a 300- to 400-bed full-service hospital for the LICH campus with inpatient and outpatient facilities.

Along with medical facilities, they are proposing some commercial space and 1,000 residential units of which 30 percent would be affordable housing. Their purchase price for the LICH property is $250 million.

In the interim period during which the hospital would be constructed, BHP has offered to establish a 100-bed hospital with an emergency room, ambulatory care, intensive care, surgery, acute care and supporting services.

► Fortis Property Group, partnering with NYU Langone Medical Center and Lutheran HealthCare, would open a healthcare center with a 24-hour freestanding emergency department with four observational beds, an urgent care facility and a cancer center.

The proposal also includes residential units with an affordable housing program, condominiums and town houses. Their purchase price for the LICH property is $240 million.

The team will offer primary and specialty care services but patients seeking inpatient care, home care and dialysis will be transferred to Lutheran Medical Center, other Brooklyn hospitals and community-based organizations.

► The Peebles Corporation, partnering with Maimonides Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ and ProHEALTH, will provide a 24-hour freestanding emergency department and an urgent care center as well as primary, specialty and diagnostic services.

The proposal also includes residential units with up to 35 percent for affordable housing. 

At the LICH campus, the proposal offers ambulatory surgery, pediatric, geriatric and dental primary care services, cardiac diagnostic center and specialty care services, including radiation oncology and a chemotherapy infusion center.

► Prime Heathcare Foundation intends to maintain LICH as a nonprofit hospital with inpatient and outpatient services, emergency medicine, primary and specialty care and ambulance services.

There will be a minimum of 100 inpatients beds with the possibility of expanding to 200 or more. Inpatient services offered include medical-surgical, coronary and intensive care, maternity, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Their purchase price for the property is $220 million.

► The Brooklyn Hospital Center, partnering with Mount Sinai Medical Center, is offering a 24-hour emergency department with 10 observation beds and 15 treatment bays, at least two new urgent care centers at undetermined locations and two new facilities and expanded services for Red Hook and Gowanus.

Outpatient, primary and specialty services offered at the health center would include obstetrics and gynecology, cancer care, behavioral health, geriatrics, outpatient surgery and endoscopy.

Brooklyn Hospital, partnering with developer Related Companies, would also include market rate and affordable housing units.

Brooklyn Hospital's proposed purchase price is $212 million for the LICH property.

► Lana Acquisitions would open a 24-hour urgent care center and freestanding emergency room with primary and specialty care services, mental health clinic services, ambulatory surgery center, prenatal and family planning, ambulance services and a dialysis center.

The proposal would also open a 150-to-200-bed nursing home on the LICH property.

Other buildings would potentially be used for an assisted living facility, a public school and for real estate development that has not yet been determined.

The purchase price stated in the proposal is $230 million.

► Trindade Value Partners is offering a full-service hospital. The facility would have a new 400-bed teaching hospital, a 106-bed surgical hospital with an emergency department, a cancer center and an ambulatory care center.

Once the new teaching hospital has been constructed, the surgical hospital will be converted into a 106-bed women’s hospital with medical services like obstetrics and gynecology, surgical services, adult and neonatal intensive care units.

Proposed residential units will be 75 percent market rate and 25 percent affordable housing.

Trindade is offering a purchase price of $210 million.

► The Chetrit Group is proposing to operate 100 inpatient beds, a 12-bed intensive care unit, an emergency department and residential units with 30 percent affordable housing at the LICH property.

The emergency department would include 15 treatment bays. There would also be a 12-bed observation unit, an urgent care center, a 10-bed behavioral health unit, 66 beds for long-term acute care and a community health, wellness and fitness center.

Chetrit is offering a purchase price of $251 million. Alternatively, they are are willing to offer $226 million to SUNY and an improved vanilla box (ie. ready-to-move in but with no partitions), 149,000 square-foot LICH building deeded to the state and community's healthcare provider of choice for $1.

 Chinese Community Accountable Care Organization, along with the Eastern Chinese American Physicians, will offer a full service hospital with 150 beds that can be expanded to 250, according to their proposal.

The proposal includes an emergency room, primary and specialty care clinics, intensive and critical care units as well as inpatient services.

They are offering a purchase price of $210 million.

The CCACO will maintain LICH as a teaching hospital by offering primary care residency programs in collaboration with St. George’s University.

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