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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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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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SUNY spits in the face of NY State Supreme Court, by Kimberly Gail Price

“They are not taking anymore ambulances at the emergency room at LICH. If that’s the case, that’s a violation – that’s a clear violation of my order,” Kings County Supreme Judge Johnny Lee Baynes commented during the June 19 court … Continue reading

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New administrator for LICH

According to hospital employees Thursday evening, Judge William Thompson, Sr. has been appointed to oversee hospital operations at Long Island College Hospital (LICH). Judge Baynes appointed Thompson to ensure compliance with his court order to restore services and re staff … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for LICH doctors frantically trying to rescue the dying hospital.

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LICH Unraveling Continues, by Kimberly Gail Price

Doctors’ contracts are set to expire at the end of this month, hospital staff’s WARN notices are still pending, and now SUNY DMC is pulling the plug on LICH’s residency program – or as one doctor called it, the “backbone” … Continue reading

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