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Bklink: LICH Closing Maternity Ward, Selling Buildings

July 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

link-asterisk.jpgThe piecemeal dismantling of Long Island College Hospital and selling of real estate in Cobble Hill continues. The latest closure is the maternity ward, which delivered 2,800 babies last year. “Stanley Brezenoff, president of Continuum Health Partners, the parent company of Long Island College Hospital, said Wednesday that the obstetrics service was being closed and the two buildings sold in an effort to pay off tens of millions of dollars in operating and capital debt that might otherwise force it to declare bankruptcy. Mr. Brezenoff said that delivering babies was the biggest money loser at the hospital…”–NYT

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  • 1 Kathleen // Jul 31, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Of course that property is prime real estate. Since the merger with BI, which was suppose to help the debt, LICH has suffered the most. It’s employees have lost positions, it’s nursing school has had to relocate twice and now possibly another time. What about the neighboorhood needs? Are we expected to travel to Methodist, Brooklyn , Lutheran for out Health care needs. Let’s see the REST of continum dish out a little.