Great coverage by the Red Hook Star Revue
On February 21—in a dynamic pause in the momentum toward the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH)—Judge Betsy Barros issued a temporary restraining order to keep LICH open for care at least until March 7, when the case will be reviewed. Until that time, the State of New York Board of Trustees is barred from executing a formal plan to close the hospital and from communicating with the State Department of Health (DOH), which has the final say regarding SUNY’s application for closure.
“It’s a victory, and just one of the tools in our cache,” said Jill Furrillo, executive director of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), which filed the suit along with 1199 SEIU and the Concerned Physicians of LICH. “We are exploring any and all means to keep this hospital open, which include political and legal avenues.”
The injunction halts a precipitous month of revelations…
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