Category Archives: LICH

Red Hook resident dies after delayed ambulance response, by George Fiala

Wednesday evening, May 21, Danny Cruz Jr. was busy making dinner for his three girls, Tea, 14; Savanna 12 and the youngest, Angel. Dinner was  hamburgers and potato puffs. He loved making dinner, helping his wife Tynisha, who works during … Continue reading

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Curtain closes on Long Island College Hospital, by Kimberly Gail Price

On February 8, 2013, SUNY Downstate Medical Center voted unanimously to shut down Long Island College Hospital, triggering a nearly fifteen month battle for a land grab. On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the majority of staff was … Continue reading

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Daily News has it backwards, by George Fiala

The NY Daily News is owned by Canadian Mort Zuckerman, a real estate developer with a personal net worth of at least $2.4 billion. Once again he blasts LICH using his editorial page to fabricate truth. In many ways we … Continue reading

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Op Ed: Thanksgiving for LICH: A Personal Story, by Judith A. Francis

This is a story with copious praise for a hospital disparaged by some who believe they know it well but, like myself before last week, do not. This is also a story about the importance of beauty and care on … Continue reading

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Op Ed: LICH Ombudsman calls for impeachment, by Dr. Jon Berall

Editor’s note: Jon Berall was appointed as one of two ombudsmen at LICH to oversee SUNY Downstate’s compliance with the Kings County Supreme Court orders issued by Justice Johnny Lee Baynes. Eleven months ago, SUNY Downstate announced that Long Island … Continue reading

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THE STROMBERG REPORT, by Kimberly Gail Price

Another part of the LICH Saga, sidebar to our recent story.  In October 2010, Cliff Stromberg was commissioned by Chancellor, Nancy Zimpher to evaluate the Research Foundation of four Health Science Centers in the SUNY system. Cliff Stromberg works for … Continue reading

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Meet “Skip” Williams – hospital hitman, by Kimberly Gail Price

“This community has been lied to,” said Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. “At the same time [that] SUNY and the Governor promised everything possible was being done to save LICH, they were preparing to sell it off to the highest bidder.” … Continue reading

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