Court Halts Cobble Hill Hospital Closure


    Patients and staff of Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital, slated to close, are not going gently into that good night. A judge has temporarily halted the closure and will hold a hearing on the matter March 7, in response to a petition from two unions and a group of doctors, the New York Times reported. The hospital is full — at overcapacity, in fact — said Jill Furillo, Executive Director of the New York State Nurses Association, in a NY1 story, so any financial problems are not from lack of need. SUNY bought the hospital in 2011 for $205,350,000.
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