SUNY Issues Formal Request for Information Regarding Long Island College Hospital

May 1, 2013

Albany — The State University of New York today issued a public Request for Information (RFI) to formally solicit interest from hospital operators, healthcare providers, and qualified parties who could provide health care services, including operation of an acute care hospital, at or around the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site in Brooklyn.

SUNY issued this RFI to parties for the following:

  • Operation of health care facilities or services on the campus or in the community around the Long Island College Hospital
  • Development of the LICH campus for beneficial community purposes that may support health care services in the community
  • Provision of economic development in the neighborhood that may support health care services in the community
  • Other creative purposes that can be beneficial to the community including support of health care services in the community

Any expression of interest must include operation of a health care facility or health services at or near the LICH campus, consistent with the health care needs of the community.

SUNY is required by law to develop a sustainability plan for Downstate Medical Center by June 1, 2013 and, with the approval of the New York Department of Health and the New York Office of Budget, to begin implementation on June 15, 2013. The information received from the RFI may be used in that plan.

Additional information on the RFI is available at:

About the State University of New York
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