Employees hold 12-hour overnight vigil to save Interfaith Medical Center

A closure plan is expected to shut down the hospital for good on Nov. 14.

A closure plan is expected to shut down the hospital for good on Nov. 14. (8/12/13)

BROOKLYN - Employees from Interfaith Medical Center pulled an all-nighter to show their support for the failing hospital.

The 12-hour vigil was held on Atlantic Avenue from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday. Participants held candles and chanted "Save Interfaith" throughout the night.

The Health Department demanded the IMC put together a closure plan, which has the emergency room scheduled to shut down on Sept. 14. Inpatient care would end the following day, and the entire hospital would be boarded up for good on Nov. 14.

Workers argue that more than 175,000 people from Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy will have to travel farther distances to get to a hospital without IMC.

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