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NEW YORK (AP) - Officials of Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital are to vote on whether to close the financially-strapped facility.

SUNY Board Chairman Carl McCcall said board members are expected to vote on Friday.

The 155-year-old hospital is run by SUNY Downstate Medical Center whose president said LICH has a projected $41 million deficit this fiscal year. He says the gap is expected to increase to $60 million next year.

According to The Wall Street Journal Williams recommended shutting down the inpatient facilities and said he would work with the community to find a long-range solution.

At a hearing Thursday night, 150 people packed an auditorium yelling "Why close LICH?"

Williams said there are no plans to sell the property.

The hospital employs about 2,000 people, including about 420 nurses.

 

Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com

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