Long Island College Hospital doctors, nurses from flash mob to demand hospital stay open

Nurses say they are outraged at the suspension because it goes against a judge's order a few months ago to keep the hospital open.

Nurses say they are outraged at the suspension because it goes against a judge's order a few months ago to keep the hospital open. (6/21/13)

BROOKLYN - One day after Long Island College Hospital (LICH) dropped its ambulance service and started turning away emergency room patients, nurses and doctors from the cash-strapped hospital organized a flash mob to demand LICH to stay open.

SUNY Downstate has been threatening to close LICH for months.

Yesterday, SUNY Downstate officials suspended ambulance service and started discharging emergency room patients.

Nurses say they are outraged at the suspension because it goes against a judge's order a few months ago to keep the hospital open.

A court date about the future of LICH was set for July 15, but nurses tell tell News 12 that a judge will meet with LICH and SUNY Downstate officials on Monday.

Meanwhile, the nurses have planned another protest for tomorrow at 10 a.m.
 

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