Statement from Preserve Park Slope on LICH/SUNY Agreement

Preserve Park Slope ( applauds the historic agreement aimed at enabling Long Island College Hospital to continue providing comprehensive health care services to Brooklyn residents.

We believe that the settlement reached yesterday by SUNY and advocates for LICH provides a wonderful opportunity for New York Methodist Hospital to take a leadership role in addressing Brooklyn’s health care crisis.

NYMH is one of the most financially stable hospitals in New York City and has the demonstrated managerial expertise to turn LICH around. Combining the strengths of these two institutions could hold the key to providing more cost-effective and expanded health care services for the entire borough.

Preserve Park Slope urges NYMH to participate in the upcoming RFP process and calls on elected officials and community groups throughout the area to assist NYMH in developing a winning proposal.