Health

As LICH lawsuits fly, Brooklyn patients must travel farther

Brooklyn Heights
It was a scene that has played out numerous times since Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was placed on ambulance diversion. … Full Article

From farm to table: fresh fruit, vegetables on sale at Greenmarkets

Bay Ridge
Southern Brooklyn residents looking to live healthier lives are getting help from tri-state area farmers. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are on sale every weekend in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, now that two popular Greenmarkets have returned for the season. … Full Article

New York eases birth certificate gender policy

ALBANY— New York state will no longer require transgender people to offer proof of surgery when they ask to change the gender on their birth certificate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday, though the change won't apply to certificates issue in New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge hears LICH supporters' motion to throw out RFP scores

Cobble Hill
When a revised Request for Proposals (RFP) to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was negotiated by SUNY and LICH advocates, it was hailed by Mayor de Blasio, city officials and the state.  … Full Article

SUNY fast-tracks Fortis-NYU bid for Long Island College Hospital

Cobble Hill
After just five days of negotiations, SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall said on Monday that SUNY was “making good progress” with developer Fortis Property Group’s proposal to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Task force to seek out treatment diversion routes for mentally ill, substance abusers

Brooklyn Boro
A newly-created Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System will immediately work to create a strategic, actionable plan to ensure proper diversion routes and treatment for people with mental illness or substance abuse within the criminal justice system, as well as before and  … Full Article

Lutheran Medical Center wins national award

Sunset Park
Lutheran Medical Center has won national recognition for its stroke treatment center. … Full Article

LICH case back to Brooklyn court for hospital ranking showdown vs. SUNY

Cobble Hill
Advocates for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) say they’re contesting what they call RFP “manipulations” by the State University of New York (SUNY) that have led to the closure of the Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article

Brooklyn task force offers ideas on fighting drug addiction

Bay Ridge
An eye-opening report released Wednesday by the New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction recommends that the state take a series of measures to combat drug addiction, including limiting prescriptions for pain killers to a 10-day supply, making a drug overdose antidote … Full Article

SUNY ends talks with Peebles to buy Long Island College Hospital; Fortis next up

Cobble Hill
Another bidder for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) has been rejected by SUNY. … Full Article

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