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.