NYSNA has won a second restraining order to keep LICH open for care!
Kings County Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes has issued a restraining order barring any further action on the LICH closure plan submitted to the Department of Health by SUNY Downstate, including any communications between SUNY and the Department of Health.
NYSNA joined LICH patients, 1199SEIU, and the doctors in court today against the New York State Department of Health (DOH), New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, SUNY Trustees, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Council, and SUNY Downstate President John Williams. We are suing them on the grounds that State regulations on closing or reducing hospital services are unconstitutionally vague, and that SUNY Trustees failed to comply with New York State Education Law.
Closing LICH would harm Brooklyn patients, particularly residents of Red Hook, a neighborhood that relies solely on LICH for healthcare and is designated a “Health Professional Shortage Area” by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Our movement to save LICH is growing — and working!
We need to keep building our powerful coalition of neighbors, patients, caregivers, and elected officials.
Join us as we March to Save LICH on Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 PM. Meet at Coffey Park near the Dwight and Verona Streets entrance, in Red Hook.
I’ll see you there!
Jill Furillo, RN,
NYSNA Executive Director
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.