State commission may have 4 BK hospitals clinging to life

BROOKLYN - There could be bad news for four hospitals in Brooklyn.According to the New York Post, Long Island College Hospital, Victory Memorial Hospital, New York Community Hospital and Interfaith Hospital are vulnerable when a state commission meets to consider the fate of 12 hospitals in the city. The hospitals are in every borough except Staten Island.The commission was created by Governor Pataki (R-NY) to identify unnecessary facilities that are driving up health care costs in New York. Its recommendations must be sent to Pataki by December 1, and then to the state legislature, which can accept or reject the findings. Local leaders and community members are voicing their opposition, with some Brooklyn residents saying the hospitals should stay open whether they make money or not. Last week, the City Council also unveiled its own plan, asking the commission to evaluate the impact of hospital closures on a borough-by-borough basis instead of viewing the city together as a whole.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
Dozens of motorcycles lined a street in Greenpoint 3 Annual bike blessing held in Greenpoint
More than 2,000 people took part in the 4 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 5 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE