Statement from Communications Director David Doyle

May 22, 2014

"As a way to ensure continuity of care for the Cobble Hill community during this transition to another provider, SUNY is voluntarily maintaining the current level of medical services at the Emergency Department, on a temporary basis, as a final deal is reached.

“Importantly, SUNY will be held harmless for all costs associated with running the Emergency Department during this transition. This is critically important because our students and campuses have already been burdened by heavy financial losses at LICH. SUNY will continue to work diligently to finalize the transaction in an expeditious manner.”

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