Earlier this week, Judge Baynes issued his decision nullifying the SUNY/Downstate Closure Plan for Long Island College Hospital. Ambulance service has been resumed, the ER is open, and LICH is open for care! This is an important victory that will provide much needed time for find a new operator and re-structuring the hospital.
Much thanks to Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio and all our elected officials for their support over the past seven months. And a special thanks is due to Jim Walden and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for their vigorous pro bono representation of our community. Much hard work remains to be done, but today we can celebrate a hard won victory.