BROOKLYN, NY-Kings County Supreme Court Judge Betsy Barros has signed a temporary restraining order keeping Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn open.
The Feb. 20 court ruling was a victory for nurses unions and a doctors’ organization that have been fighting to keep the facility open after the State University of New York, which runs the hospital, voted on Feb. 7 to shutter the hospital, according to Crain’s New York Business. SUNY has since announced that it has filed a closure plan with the state Department of Health.
New State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced in January that an audit showed the hospital was losing $4 million a month. A court hearing on the restraining order is scheduled on March 7. See story in Crain’s New York Business.