State Senate Hearing regarding LICH

Last Tuesday, June 4th, there was a five hour state senate hearing regarding the SUNY downstate sustainability plan, or rather lack there of. Julie Semente, an RN at LICH intensive care unit, a founding member of the Save Lich Coalition, & an elected leader of the New York State Nurses Assoc, not only testified at the hearing – but also gave us this video link with highlights of key points listed by timecode below.

http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2013/jun/04/discuss-suny-downstate-hospital-and-long-island-college-hospital-regard-sustainabi

– SUNY is first questioned about LICH at 0:30:46
– Senator Kevin Parker questions Dr Williams at 1:22:43
* Senator Parker questions SUNY Chair HC McCall about LICH at time 1:36:17
* Senator Eric Adams grills Dr Williams & SUNY about LICH & Continuum at 1:40:42

– NYS Dept of Health testimony is at 2:13:08
– Downstate’s labor union officials present their joint proposal for an alternative to the sustainability plan at 2:49:06
* Downstate’s labor union officials discuss their proposal for future use of LICH & its real estate at 3:17:35
– Downstate’s physicians’ union, UUP, testifies at 3:25:23
– 1199 SEIU testimony in support of LICH at 3:37:08
* NYSNA nurse testimony in support of LICH at 3:47:38