Not long ago, on September 22 of this year, Continuum boss Mr. Stanley Brezenoff pounded a table for emphasis and, he thought, laid down the law: I will cut out obstetrics at LICH, and, for good measure, I will cut pediatrics as well. That is my plan. There is no plan B.
Well, local officials, local activists, the medical staff of LICH, and many others organized to tell the State government that LICH should remain whole. And what do you know, the State listened, and decreed that yes, Mr. B., there is so a Plan B: the hospital will retain the services that Mr. B. had decided he would not.
For the text of the NYC Department of Health decision, click here.