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Tempers flare at community meeting over closure of Long Island College Hospital

Community members say shutting down the hospital will

Community members say shutting down the hospital will leave them without local health care. (February 15, 2013 10:12 AM)

Tempers flared at a meeting Thursday night over the future of Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

SUNY board members voted last week to shut down LICH, which is part of the financially strapped SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Cobble Hill residents and other nearby community members voiced their frustrations, arguing that there is no way for surrounding facilities to absorb the patients...

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