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No Decision on Fate of Interfaith Medical Center After Day in Bankruptcy Court

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After a day in bankruptcy court Tuesday, there's still no decision on the fate of Interfaith Medical Center.

Demonstrators outside the court demanded that Interfaith be kept open because they say the community needs the hospital.

The state cut off funding despite initially agreeing to help keep the hospital open until March because the hospital board voted to continue running its own clinics, even though it should've turned them over to Kingsbrook Medical Center.

Last Friday, when funds didn't arrive, ambulances were diverted from the emergency room.

"At a hospital that is right now at 100 percent capacity, it's kind of hard to shut down a hospital where the people in the community is really using the hospital," said Sharonnie Perry of Interfaith's community advisory board.

Sources tell NY1 that the two sides came close to a deal to fund the hospital through March 15, but they'll have to continue talks when court is back in session on Friday.

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