Bed-Stuy community rallies support to save Interfaith Medical Center amid battle for Long Island College Hospital

A second Brooklyn hospital has an uncertain future, and community members are once again stepping up to support it. According to the Wall Street Journal,

After filing for bankruptcy in December 2012, the hospital was put on state and local government life-support since August.

After filing for bankruptcy in December 2012, the hospital was put on state and local government life-support since August. (7/23/13)

BROOKLYN - A second Brooklyn hospital has an uncertain future, and community members are once again stepping up to support it.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Interfaith Medical Center in Bed-Stuy has been told by state officials to submit modified plans for a permanent closure after it filed for bankruptcy last December. However, employees and residents say they’re not losing the hospital without a fight.

This medical battle is happening as the Cobble Hill community continues its own fight to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH). A judge ruled Monday to uphold a temporary restraining order against SUNY Downstate to keep LICH in operation for now. Downstate has been threatening closure due to financial struggles since January.

A march across the Brooklyn Bridge is being planned for Wednesday. Protesters are going to call attention to what they say is a real health care crisis in Brooklyn.
 

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