“Shutting down Long Island College Hospital will have a devastating impact on access to vital healthcare services for the surrounding community and throughout Brooklyn. In the last few weeks, we’re already seeing the impact of diverting ambulances from LICH to other hospitals which were already overcrowded.

LICH is an essential part of Brooklyn’s hospital infrastructure and the Health Department’s decision is irresponsible and unacceptable. News that Interfaith Medical Center may also shut its doors is making this public health emergency even more urgent. We must continue to fight to preserve these critical emergency services.”