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Possible LICH Redevelopment Includes Urgent Care Center and Condos

SUNY officials say developer's offer includes plan for urgent care center. SUNY board meets Tuesday.

The Long Island College Hospital saga continued Monday when SUNY officials announced a developer's plans to buy the property and develop condos, but also lease much of the block to one or more health care providers.

According to a report in the New York Times, SUNY officials said the developer has offered to buy the property but lease a large part of the block to these health care providers to run an urgent care center, fitness center and other non-hospital facilities.

These centers would not receive ambulance calls. The remaining buildings (around 20) would be turned into condos.

NYSNA (New York State Nurses Association) and other advocates continue their contention and insist LICH must stay open as a full-service facility. The move to sell the hospital to a real estate developer has been fought by advocates for almost a year, and court hearings involving SUNY's recent actions of diverging ambulances and shutting down patient admission are ongoing.

The SUNY board meets Tuesday in Manhattan to vote on a sale. Any sale will require approval from state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest.
anon December 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM
"urgent care center, fitness center and other non-hospital facilities. These centers would not receive ambulance calls. The remaining buildings (around 20) would be turned into condos." Not surprised at all, it was just a matter of time. It's all about the money. More congestion, more Masters of the Universe flooding our neighborhood. Whole Foods must be thrilled. This is so unbelievably distressing and depressing for those in our community who have limited means to health care. Kudos to the many who valiantly fought to keep LICH open.
eve December 18, 2013 at 07:57 PM
SUNY trustees had a bit of a defection. Felt the community pressure & probably the pending contempt hearing & spoke up finally to say they are not comfortabl with how LICH has been handled. McCall had to pull the vote off the table because they were going to vote no to his plan. YAY!
eve December 18, 2013 at 07:58 PM
vote never happened. no condos. no urgent care. no gym for condos. we want our hospital back.

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