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LICH Advocates Meet With Potential Bidders

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Advocates who want to keep Long Island College Hospital as a full-service facility met with potential bidders Monday.

They shared their ideas on what they'd specifically like to see happen.

Potential bidders were receptive to what LICH supporters had to say at the meeting.

"It's a very well-placed piece of real estate, and also, it is a long history of connection to the community, and I think those are two very powerful aspects," said Tawan Davis, a potential bidder.

"I think we've shown a willingness to work with the community, to listen to the community and to continuously build their feedback into our proposal," said Terrence Storey, another potential bidder.

"You can make a lot of money keeping LICH a hospital. It's a profitable area. Saving lives is good for business. Save lives. Make money. Keep LICH a hospital," said Jeff Strabone of the Cobble Hill Association.

The minimum purchase price set by SUNY is $210 million.

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