Protesters hold out hope for Long Island College Hospital

Nurses, patients and community leaders held another rally against its closure.

Nurses, patients and community leaders held another rally against its closure. (8/1/13)

BROOKLYN - Supporters of the struggling Long Island College Hospital are not giving up hope that it can be saved.

Nurses, patients and community leaders held another rally Wednesday urging operators from SUNY Downstate to give up their plan to shutter the Carroll Gardens medical center.

SUNY officials have long argued that LICH must close due to serious financial struggles, but protesters argue that the decision is driven by developers who want to build luxury condos in its place.

Less than a dozen patients remain inside the hospital, and several hundred employees have been put on paid administrative leave.


 

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