Bill de Blasio: 250,000 will be affected if Long Island College Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center close

Mayoral candidate and public advocate Bill de Blasio held a rally outside Long Island College Hospital today, saying hundreds of thousands of people will be

Bill de Blasio says 250,000 people will be impacted if LICH and Interfaith Medical Center close.

Bill de Blasio says 250,000 people will be impacted if LICH and Interfaith Medical Center close. (7/25/13)

COBBLE HILL - Mayoral candidate and public advocate Bill de Blasio held a rally outside Long Island College Hospital today, saying hundreds of thousands of people will be affected if the hospital and Interfaith Medical Center both close.

A report released by de Blasio says closing the two hospitals would mean 250,000 Brooklyn residents would be forced to travel several additional miles to receive health care.

A judge upheld a restraining order to keep SUNY Downstate from closing LICH for the time being. In Bedford-Stuyvesant, the state Health Department has ordered Interfaith Medical Center to submit a foreclosure plan.

De Blasio says he'll head to court next week to keep both hospitals open permanently.
 

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