SUNY Issues Request for Proposals (RFP), Closure Plan for Long Island College Hospital

July 18, 2013

Albany – The State University of New York today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified parties to offer health care services at the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus, or in the community proximate to LICH consistent with the health care needs of the community, and to purchase the LICH property, plant, and equipment.

In addition, SUNY and Downstate Medical Center have begun implementation of the approved Sustainability Plan for Downstate, which includes significant restructuring at University Hospital of Brooklyn and the exit of operations at LICH in an expeditious and financially responsible manner, in accordance with applicable regulations.

Management at SUNY and Downstate Medical Center have determined that the conditions at LICH are of concern to patient safety and today submitted a closure plan to the State Department of Health.

SUNY and Downstate remain optimistic that the RFP will yield responsible proposals to provide health care services around the LICH campus consistent with the health care needs of the community and to purchase the LICH property. To request a copy of the RFP or for additional information, contact:


Jordan Lohre
Senior Contract Manager
State University of New York


Kathleen Rowe
Administrative Assistant
State University of New York

About LICH
LICH was initially established in 1858 and acquired by SUNY Downstate Medical Center in May 2011. Today, it is a 506-bed teaching hospital located in the Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill neighborhood. Approximately 275 beds are currently operational. LICH is certified for inpatient capacity including adult, neonatal, and pediatric intensive care, maternity, and psychiatry. The Hospital provides services to the northwestern section of Brooklyn including Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook, Bedford Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, and Crown Heights – an area that includes approximately 460,000 residents.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state. As of Fall 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit

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