Long Island College Hospital continues to make headlines recently. The community very clearly disagrees with LICH board’s recent decision to close its doors and speculates potential real estate profits is too much of a motivating force. However, with a fatal crash on Clinton & Atlantic just last week, it is readily apparent that Brooklyn cannot lose another emergency & ambulatory care facility. Preemptively, we have supported local legislators’ push to get the existing hospital structures landmarked within the context of the adjacent historic district. This could prevent demolition and reduce incentives for developers to swoop in and build luxury condos when our community really needs a center for health care. Looking ahead though, we hope to see a new suitor for our neighbors’ health needs and have taken out this full page ad in the Brooklyn Paper.
It quickly caught the attention of Erik Enquist at the highly respected Crain’s New York Business paper, who ran this summary in the journal’s Health Pulse section.
The Cobble Hill Association has diagnosed a case of “hospital management malpractice” at Long Island College Hospital… saying it “is seeking a caring, responsible hospital management team to operate” LICH. “A hospital operator concerned about delivering the highest-quality health care in a fast-growing, affluent community is desired,” reads the ad. “Operators more interested in dollars than health care, who think of our residents as ‘numbers’ not people, or who see patients only as ‘market groups’ need not apply.”