In response to protest from community groups and unions, SUNY has withdrawn its application to the State Health Department to close its Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, numerous outlets reported. The hospital could still close someday, but this move opens the path for the state to fund the hospital and for SUNY to find another medical group to operate the facility. SUNY is required by law to put together a long-term sustainability plan for the hospital by June. About 2,000 people are employed at the hospital, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Move to Close Long Island College Hospital Is Halted [NY Times]
SUNY Withdraws Plan to Close LICH [DNAinfo]
Doomed Long Island College Hospital May Get New Life [WSJ]