Statement from Director of Communications David Doyle on Proposals for Long Island College Hospital

March 19, 2014

“Today the State University of New York and communities in Brooklyn took an important step forward in determining how health care services will be provided at Long Island College Hospital, and ensuring the long-term viability of SUNY’s vital medical school and University Hospital.
“The deadline for responses to SUNY’s Request for Proposals (RFP) has passed and proposals meeting the mandatory requirements will now be reviewed.

“The proposals will be made publicly available, and evaluated and scored in partnership with representatives from the community, in accordance with the State of New York’s rules and regulations and the Public Officer’s Law. Evaluations will be completed in one week.

“SUNY has always been committed to Brooklyn, our medical school, our patients, our many skilled and talented doctors, health care professionals, and faculty and staff. We are confident that this open and transparent process will result in SUNY’s ability to better serve and educate the borough while delivering a mutually agreed upon provider of healthcare services at LICH that is suited to meet the needs of the Brooklyn community.”

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