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SUNY board votes to close LICH

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Doctors, nurses and community members are fighting to keep Long Island College Hospital, also known as LICH, open in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

But, the board of trustees of SUNY voted to close the 150-year old hospital. SUNY claims LICH is losing $4 million a month.

Another SUNY hospital, Downstate Medical Center, is losing $12 million a month.

But Downstate is a teaching hospital, the only medical school in Brooklyn, and the borough's fourth-largest employer, with 8,000 jobs. So in an effort to help save Downstate, the SUNY board voted to close LICH.

SUNY officials say they don't have any choice but to close LICH because the state university system is in financial crisis.

Now the state's Health Department has to review the decision before granting permission to close the hospital.

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