Statement from SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall on LICH Agreement

September 29, 2014

“Today’s action by the court allows us to finally bring a positive health care outcome for Cobble Hill and a sensible solution for the State University of New York.

“Months of hard work and negotiation have secured NYU Langone Medical Center as the operator of the facility, which will bring modern and state-of-the-art patient care to the LICH site.

“Despite many obstacles, SUNY has worked tirelessly to bring an end to the crisis at LICH. SUNY guaranteed continuity of care by providing services despite significant financial losses even though all parties agreed, and the judge approved, that SUNY had no obligation to do so past May.

“The status quo at the former LICH site is clearly not in the interest of the community or the State University of New York.

“Now, NYU Langone Medical Center can soon begin providing their world-class services, and SUNY can return to providing its students with a world-class education.”

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