LICH faces closed units, lost jobs

Long Island College Hospital officials say they may be forced to shutter several units - including the maternity ward - and shed jobs because of a budget shortfall. LICH's corporate parent, Continuum

News 12 Staff

Oct 15, 2008, 12:11 AM

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LICH faces closed units, lost jobs
Long Island College Hospital officials say they may be forced to shutter several units - including the maternity ward - and shed jobs because of a budget shortfall.
LICH's corporate parent, Continuum Health Partners, says the hospital runs an operating debt of $40 million and says the cuts are needed for it to survive. Corporate officials project 150-200 job losses.
Local elected officials say Continuum needs to work with the community to find a better solution. "It definitely appears Continuum is trying to bleed this hospital to death," says Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
A spokesman for Continuum told News 12 Brooklyn that "there will almost assuredly be staff reductions as a result of eliminating departments. We will try to place some of the staff in other positions that are vacant at LICH or other Continuum hospitals."


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