Protesters continue fight to save Long Island College Hospital from closure

Protesters returned to Long Island College Hospital today and called on the state to keep the hospital open despite SUNY's plan to shut its doors for good.

Protesters returned to Long Island College Hospital today and called on the state to keep the hospital open despite SUNY's plan to shut its doors for good. (7/29/13)

BROOKLYN - Protesters returned to Long Island College Hospital today and called on the state to keep the hospital open despite SUNY's plan to shut its doors for good.

Bill de Blasio says hospital advocates were back in court today because SUNY is in violation of a court order to keep the hospital open.

De Blasio unveiled a four-point plan to save hospitals from facing the same possible closure as LICH and Interfaith Medical Center. The plan calls for a health authority to manage health care in Brooklyn, prevention of free-fall hospital bankruptcy and implementation of higher standards of care at city-run hospitals.

Less than a dozen patients remain at LICH. Several hundred employees have been put on paid administrative leave.

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