Nassau Dems outline ways to help with financial issues at Nassau University Medical Center

A spokesperson for the hospital said they’ll be commenting on Tuesday.

Cecilia Dowd

Mar 5, 2024, 1:36 AM

Updated 48 days ago


Nassau County Democrats highlighted a new state plan amid major money troubles at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow.
The plan, outlined in a March 1 letter, intended to help prevent the hospital from shutting down. The letter details conditions the hospital must meet for it to receive funding.
Legislator Siela Bynoe said the hospital is “the cornerstone” of health care for many underserved Nassau County residents and the “cornerstone” for firefighters because of its state-of-the-art burn center. She called for the county executive to terminate the hospital’s chairman.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said this is “blatantly political” and said once he came into his office, the state decreased funding for the hospital by tens of millions of dollars annually.
A spokesperson for the hospital said they’ll be commenting on Tuesday.
“NUMC is a County subsidiary, and County Executive Blakeman has a responsibility to address ongoing problems with its management and operations. The State Department of Health has made recommendations on how to address these issues, and we urge the County Executive to review them," said Gordon Tepper, Gov. Kathy Hochul's Long Island press secretary.
Barbara Powell, with the NAACP, called NUMC a “staple” in the community and worried about what will happen to all the people who don’t have health insurance.

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