Suffolk County lawmakers mull privatization of county-run health clinics

Recently, Hudson River Health Care sent in a proposal to take over the county clinic in Southampton. The nonprofit took over the Coram location about

The Loan Administration says the privatization would help Suffolk taxpayers save millions of dollars.

The Loan Administration says the privatization would help Suffolk taxpayers save millions of dollars. (5/7/13)

HAUPPAUGE - Lawmakers are debating whether or not Suffolk should privatize its county-run health clinics.

Recently, Hudson River Health Care sent in a proposal to take over the county clinic in Southampton. The nonprofit took over the Coram location about a year ago.

News 12 spoke with patients off camera who said they were happy with the services they receive at the Coram location and didn't notice a drop-off in services after the privatization.

Bellone says he is considering handing over the other six county clinics to the company.

Suffolk officials say privatizing the Coram health clinic saved county taxpayers $1.8 million.

Hudson River Health Care already runs two dozen clinics in about nine different counties in the metropolitan area.

Suffolk's Legislature is expected to vote on whether to privatize the Southampton clinic in June.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The committee that oversees Nassau's bus system voted 1 Committee votes against NICE Bus service cuts
A public hearing will be held about the 2 Hempstead IDA announces public hearing on mall tax break
In this Feb. 20, 2012 photo, U.S. Sen. 3 Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
Building condos on the Indian Hills Country Club 4 Residents debate Fort Salonga housing proposal
Daniel Flowers is described by his family as 5 Police search for suspect in deadly Hempstead shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE