Bill de Blasio calling for ‘super-authority’ to save Brooklyn’s hospitals

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While the battle to keep Long Island College Hospital open continues, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants a new “super-authority” to address possible hospital closures.  

De Blasio said the Brooklyn Health Authority would be focused on saving failing hospitals.

It would allocate federal funding and allow portions of the hospital’s real estate to be sold to raise more money.

Earlier this month, SUNY Downstate received approval from the State Department of Health to shut LICH down but a judge later issued a temporary restraining order.