SUNY Statement on Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

March 8, 2013

"What the judge did today was reserve his decision while he reviews the filings, and keep the status quo in the meantime. We will respect the process and await his ruling. In the meantime, it's undeniable that LICH's massive financial losses threaten all of Downstate Medical — which is Brooklyn's only medical school, its fourth largest employer and educator of one third of Brooklyn's doctors. We respect and admire the professionals who work at LICH, but the reality is that LICH is not sustainable and would have already closed had SUNY not stepped in and tried to keep it alive."

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