Brooklyn, NY - Court Temporarily Halts LICH Hospital Closing
Brooklyn, NY - A court has temporarily halted the closing of Brooklyn’s financially strapped Long Island College Hospital.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/ZmJaK6 ) says two unions and a doctors’ group are seeking to invalidate a vote by the State University of New York’s board to close the hospital.
The complaint alleges SUNY trustees violated the state’s Open Meetings Law by holding a private committee meeting before the Feb. 8 vote.
The hospital is run by SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Spokesman Robert Bellafiore says Downstate’s president had the authority to seek state approval to close the hospital without the trustees. He says their vote was merely a “symbolic” show of support.
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