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What will happen if Long Island College Hospital closes?

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Gavin Logan, 25, Brooklyn Heights: “It seems like it makes sense to have it here, because there’s a large elderly population nearby. [If it closes] you’d really be screwed if you cut your finger off.”
Sarah Romanoff, 23, Cobble Hill: “I don’t want them to close it, I like knowing there’s a hospital close by. My good friend sliced her finger open and had to go to the ER at LICH and had a really good experience.”
Jesus Velez, 24, Red Hook: “Compared to my experiences at Methodist and Maimonides, it’s not as packed, the wait is quicker and they were friendlier at LICH.”

Carine Alexis, 50, Canarsie: “It’s a good hospital with good doctors. We’ve had good experiences with their surgeons.”
Mary Bray, 58, Cobble Hill. “My husband has been treated in the ER two or three times, and they just resuscitated my downstairs neighbor last week. I know a lot of doctors here and it’s convenient location-wise.”
Angelo Gomez, 66, Red Hook: “It’s convenient, and it’s not really that bad. Waiting time could improve a little bit, you have to wait too long to see a doctor.”

Long Island College Hospital is dead unless state medical authorities determine that neighbors can’t find quality care elsewhere. So we asked Brooklynites how they feel about plans to close the ailing Cobble Hill facility — and they told us they are worried about what they will do if they slice a finger off.

Updated 5:40 pm, July 9, 2018
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Peter Cruz from Cobble Hil says:
What is going to happen to LICH's medical residents and residency programs?
I do not want them to close!!
Feb. 11, 2013, 4:57 pm

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