Patients and Caregivers to Hold Holiday-Season “Thankful for LICH” Rally to Save Community Hospital


Eliza Bates, NYSNA, 917.565.2976,
Robert Hadley, 1199SEIU, 646.627.0382,

Brooklyn, Friday, Dec. 12 – This holiday season, patients and caregivers are thankful to have LICH as a full-service community hospital that we can depend on for care. At Noon on Friday, December 12, we will gather with elected leaders and community members for a festive rally to give thanks for our hospital. We'll display thousands of #SaveLICH petition signatures and reveal who is on the “Naughty & Nice” list.

What: “Thankful for LICH” holiday rally to save Long Island College Hospital

Who: Patients, nurses, caregivers, community members, elected leaders, Brooklyn Healthcare Santa 

When: TODAY, Friday, December 13th, 2013, 12 Noon

Where: In front of Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY

Photo Op: Brooklyn Healthcare Santa will reveal who is on the #SaveLICH “Naughty & Nice” list; thousands of #SaveLICH petition signatures will be displayed. 




The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for more than a hundred thousand frontline nurses. We are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses.

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in America. We represent over 350,000 nurses and caregivers throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Florida. Our mission is to achieve quality care and quality jobs for all.


The New York State Nurses Association is a union of 42,000 frontline nurses united together for strength at work, our practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. We are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses.