Yesterday, South Nassau Community Hospital (SNCH) sent a letter to Long Beach residences describing their plans to establish an Emergency facility in Long Beach. But, they indicated they were considering establishing other hospital facilities, using FEMA funds, to be located “elsewhere”.
At last night’s City Council meeting three LB residents voiced deep dissatisfaction with the possibility that FEMA funds could be used “elsewhere”, to the potential detriment of Long Beach.
The City Council members were similarly agitated, consistent with their prior support for a Long Beach-located hospital.
If you support a full-service Long Beach hospital, contact SNCH and NYS politicians to demand the exclusive use of FEMA funds for a Long Beach situated hospital. And, ask your local civic group to voice its support to the City Council on this issue.
Ed Glister. Edglister@gmail.com 917-312-1219. 80 Oregon St