Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn seeks permission to close - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn seeks permission to close

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Interfaith Medical Center in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn has now become the second hospital in the borough in recent months to announce that it is closing. The hospital started notifying employees on Tuesday.

It looks like more than 1,500 employees at Interfaith will be out of a job in November, and 175,000 Bed-Stuy residents will lose their neighborhood hospital.

The hospital has been financially strapped for quite some time and attempted to reorganize but on Tuesday filed in bankruptcy court asking permission to shut down.

The closest hospital in this predominantly minority community is about two and a half miles away.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is running for mayor, said he will help fight in court to try and keep Interfaith open. He and other mayoral candidates fought to keep Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, open. However, after 155 years, that facility is closing. Interfaith may suffer the same fate

The bankruptcy court hearing for Interfaith is August 15.

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:09:54 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices