**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
APRIL 26, 2013
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis (212) 788-7081
Council Member Letitia James Celebrates SUNY’s Withdrawal To Close Long Island College Hospital
(New York, NY)— On April 26, 2013, SUNY withdrew its plan to close Long Island College Hospital.
“This is a major victory for Brooklynites, as well as the health providers, unions, and elected officials who fought to keep LICH open,” said Council Member Letitia James. “I hope that this win demonstrates that our public institutions need administrative support and re-development, not more cuts and closures. Brooklyn is not for sale!”
According to media reports, SUNY Downstate is believed to be developing a bigger plan for the delivery of medical care and education in Brooklyn. LICH will likely be a part of such a plan, with the hospital potentially falling under new operation.