A reader named Michael sent in the below-embedded South Nassau Community Hospital (SNCH) letter along with this comment, which pretty much sums the whole thing up:
It sounds to me like they are already laying the groundwork for all the reasons why they can’t do anything more than an Urgent Care Center and after months of evaluation we will be told there is not enough money under a “financially viable stewardship plan that supports the fiduciary responsibility of South Nassau” to do more and that Long Beach’s health care needs are sufficiently met. They will set up a 911 Receiving Center which will of course do little except justify sending people in need of care to Oceanside.
I cannot agree more. The SNCH letter reads as if they are giving us a 911/police receiving doc-in-a-box. What do you folks think?