Monday, June 10, 2013

State Senate Hearing regarding LICH

Last Tuesday, June 4th, there was a five hour state senate hearing regarding the SUNY downstate sustainability plan, or rather lack there of. Julie Semente, an RN at LICH intensive care unit, a founding member of the Save Lich Coalition, & an elected leader of the New York State Nurses Assoc, not only testified at the hearing - but also gave us this video link with highlights of key points listed by timecode below.

- SUNY is first questioned about LICH at 0:30:46
- Senator Kevin Parker questions Dr Williams at 1:22:43
* Senator Parker questions SUNY Chair HC McCall about LICH at time 1:36:17
* Senator Eric Adams grills Dr Williams & SUNY about LICH & Continuum at 1:40:42

- NYS Dept of Health testimony is at 2:13:08
- Downstate's labor union officials present their joint proposal for an alternative to the sustainability plan at 2:49:06
* Downstate's labor union officials discuss their proposal for future use of LICH & its real estate at 3:17:35
- Downstate's physicians' union, UUP, testifies at 3:25:23
- 1199 SEIU testimony in support of LICH at 3:37:08
* NYSNA nurse testimony in support of LICH at 3:47:38

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