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Two New Orders Continue To Pause LICH Closure Plans

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A judge issued two new rulings Tuesday that once again prevent SUNY Downstate from enacting its plan to close Long Island College Hospital.

One of the orders prevent SUNY Downstate from acting on its closure plan for LICH, while the other declares a state law on hospital closures unconstitutional.

SUNY Downstate has repeatedly tried to close the hospital, saying it is losing millions of dollars per month, but community members who want to keep the hospital open have fought the closing through the courts.

A spokesperson for LICH says that SUNY intends to appeal both orders.

"For nearly a year SUNY has made clear that it will exit the operation of LICH and we will continue to move forward with the RFP process to find another health care provider and owner of the property," the spokesperson said in a statement. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP