Board Approves Closure Of Long Island College Hospital


The decision drew protest at the board’s morning meeting.

Opponents say shutting down the hospital will leave some 2,000 people out of work.

However, SUNY Downstate – which runs the facility – says the hospital has a $40 million budget shortfall and would have run out of money by next month.

A recent report from the state comptroller found the hospital has lost money for 17 straight years.

The hospital now must submit a closure plan to the state Health Department.

(Source: NY1)