Long Island College Hospital to close May 22

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Long Island College Hospital says it will close next week.

The hospital says on May 22nd, all patients will be discharged and transferred to other hospitals and long term care facilities.

Just under 48 hours ago, the hospital said it would no longer accept 9-1-1 ambulances to the its ER.

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The hospital is set to close May 22.

Now, only walk-in patients at LICH will get medical screenings until next Thursday at 7 a.m.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected, in part, on his promise to keep the Brooklyn hospital open.

It looked like he’d pulled it off until a deal between LICH’s owner and Brooklyn health partners fell apart last week.

2 comments

  • yourbigapple

    I feel Mayor deBlasio did all he could. The blame should be on Governor Andrew Cuomo since LIC Hospital was under the control of Downstate Medical Center.

    Robin Sherman-Epstein

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  • G McGee

    LICH had plans to close long before last week. My mom has been a patient there on and off for several years and she got a letter in April advising they’d be closing their doors for good as of 5/25. I guess they decided to move up the date. De Blasio never had any weight in that decision, they only wanted to let him believe it for a while…probably just long enough to sit someone’s political agenda…

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