Cobble Hill residents rally to save Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital

SUNY downstate trustees say the medical center is still experiencing serious financial problems.

SUNY downstate trustees say the medical center is still experiencing serious financial problems. (1/25/13)

BROOKLYN - Community members rallied in Cobble Hill today in the hopes of saving Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital.

The hospital is facing the possibility of having to close its doors due to lack of funding. The Brooklyn branch is a part of the financially unstable SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Protesters fighting to save LICH say that the 150-year-old hospital is a vital part of the community. They tell News 12 that if it shuts down, nearly 2,000 jobs would be lost.

The board is expected to vote on the issue sometime in the near future.

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