Monthly Archives: August 2013

Carl McCall’s Ivory Tower, by George Fiala

As State Senator, H. Carl McCall led a community protest against the threatened closing of Harlem’s Sydenham Hospital. The 1976 protest was necessary, as he said at the time, because “the community would not allow the policy of ‘municipal shrinkage’ to … Continue reading

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A legal and moral responsibility, by Hon. Carolyn Demarest

At an lAS Supreme Coheld in and fCourthouse, New York, 2013. Tenn, Part Comm-1 of the urt of the State of New York, or the County of Kings, at the at Civic Center, Brooklyn, on the 20th day of August, … Continue reading

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“A Legal and Moral Responsibility” to set LICH right, by George Fiala

August 20 – In a completely unexpected court ruling, the Judge who originally gave Long Island College Hospital to SUNY Downstate, today took it back. State Supreme Court Judge Carolyn DeMarest, appointed by governor Mario Cuomo in 1990, signed an … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of Normalcy at LICH? by George Fiala

Just back from my daily walk to LICH. I first went to the ER, where a friendly guard, sitting inside at the entranceway, smiled nicely as I walked in. There was absolutely nobody in the waiting room, at least as … Continue reading

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SUNY Remains Defiant, by George Fiala

Friday evening, representatives from the nurse’s union seemed somewhat hopeful that Judge Baynes’ order regarding LICH would be taken a bit more seriously than his previous rulings. Staff was in a good mood, but wary. It seems the wariness was … Continue reading

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LICH wins in court yet again, by George Fiala

Last Friday, Judge Johnny L. Baynes ended a week of court hearings with lawyers from SUNY Downstate, The Dept of Health, the Trustees of the State University of NY, Nirav Shah, MD, in his capacity as Commission of the Board … Continue reading

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