Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Let's Talk About LICH

From Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association President Maria Pagano:

It seems that we have only a few more hours- until Friday, Feb. 8, when the SUNY Board announces the fate of our local hospital.
How can the State consider closing our local community hospital with our burgeoning population?  What kind of sense does  that make?  
Where is the government's responsibility for public health being considered in this decision? 
If LICH is closed, where will our medical needs be met?  
We have to work together with our elected officials to get our health needs recognized and served.

There are several things we can do, even tho we don't have much time. 
  1. There will be a public meeting for the community to comment on Thursday afternoon (3:00pm-to5:00pm @ the School of Optometry, 33 W 42nd St, Manhattan). Advance email registration is required. I don not have the email address, will forward it ASAP.
  2. 1199 is holding a public press conference on the steps of Boro Hall at 9:30 AM Friday morning.  Everyone is welcome.
  3. The SUNY Board will make it's decision public on Friday, February 8.
  4. The LICH nurses are holding a public meeting on Feb. 14 at the Kane Street Synagogue from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm.
I will follow up with additional details and information as I receive it. 
In the meantime,  there is an opportunity to TALK ABOUT LICH TO WABC tomorrow.

Maria Pagano
Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association

WABC 7's Town Hall Meeting at Brooklyn Museum invites all borough residents to speak up.
Issues, questions and opinions are on the agenda when WABC 7 holds its Brooklyn Town Meeting on Wednesday, February 6 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Cantor Auditorium of the Brooklyn Museum,200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York and all are invited to attend.
Brooklyn residents will have an opportunity to speak directly to many of the WABC 7 reporters and anchors who cover the borough and the entire metropolitan area. In an open town hall forum, "Brooklynites" can discuss any of the issues they believe are important to their neighborhoods or the city at large.
A vibrant community that enjoys a worldwide reputation for diversity, culture and a quality of life that celebrates New York, Brooklyn residents should attend this WABC 7 forum to speak up, speak out and tell their television news team what they believe is important to their neighborhood.
With any questions or to RSVP, please contact Nichole Hetchkop at 212-843-9356or nhetchkop@rubenstein.com

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