Brooklyn hospital to close doors after aid delay

February 10, 2011 3:33:56 AM PST
A struggling hospital in Brooklyn is reportedly preparing to shut down next month after learning a plan to rescue it is in jeopardy.

Officials at Long Island College Hospital says they've been told the state will delay $62 million in grants.

That money would have allowed a merger with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

According to the New York Times, health officials told the hospital the delay is due to a broader effort to rethink the state's Medicaid program.

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