Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group, LLC Submits Highest Scoring Response To Long Island College Hospital Request For Proposal

April 3, 2014

Brooklyn – The State University of New York today announced that Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group, LLC (BHP) submitted the highest scoring response to the transparent and inclusive Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Request for Proposals (RFP).

In accordance with the Stipulation and Order among all the litigation parties and ordered by the court, negotiations to finalize the sale of the property ahead of SUNY’s agreed upon and court-approved exit date of May 22nd will commence immediately.

“The conclusion of the RFP process is an important milestone for SUNY and the community,” said SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall. “Selecting a new operator of the LICH site will allow SUNY to return to its core academic mission while continuing to serve Brooklyn’s health care by stabilizing University Hospital and our vital medical school. We will now begin working with our partners in government on finalizing the contract and completing the deal. I want to personally thank the many community leaders and elected officials who embraced and supported this important process allowing SUNY to reach this successful conclusion.”

“We are pleased to make this award to the highest scoring proposal, which reflects the input of the state and the community,” SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “SUNY will work with BHP to make the transition as smooth as possible, allowing the community to have the health care services they desire and SUNY to return to its important and ongoing mission to protect and preserve SUNY Downstate.”

SUNY will also work with the Attorney General’s Office, Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Budget and the Department of Health, all of which have oversight of the LICH matter, to ensure the process moves ahead.

The BHP plan calls for a new 300-400 bed full service hospital starting within three years supported by medical offices, affordable and market rate residences, and commercial space.

The ability to provide medical services was one of the key considerations of the RFP, and Brooklyn Health Partners has said it will run a “bridge facility” that will include a minimum of 150 beds, an emergency department, ambulatory care, intensive care, surgery, acute care and supported medical services that will be operated by Quorum while the hospital complex is under development.

BHP will need to seek an Article 28 license from the New York State Health Department to operate the hospital and other healthcare services.

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