Rally to Save Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center – March 11

On Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM, a coalition of community members, healthcare workers, health activists, and clergy will rally at the entrance of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center to protest the unjust planned closure of inpatient services at this much-needed safety-net hospital. Here’s more information about the background of the closure, and includes info for the Thursday rally. The demands at this rally are:
  • All Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center services and beds must remain functioning with full staff for all 200 beds indefinitely.
  • Stop draining Kingsbrook of resources. Safety net hospitals throughout New York State should be fully funded. 
  • The undemocratic and outdated 2016 restructuring plan to close Kingsbrook’s inpatient services must be scrapped completely. 
  • Any organizations or individuals with financial conflicts of interest should be excluded from planning and decision-making about hospital closures and service cuts. 
  • The pandemic has shown the need to maintain and expand hospital capacity. We support a moratorium on all hospital closures and oppose any cuts to safety net hospital funding.
Here’s the facebook event and website with some more information. Even if you can’t make it, please sign on to the petition demanding a stop to the closure. You can also call Cuomo and your state legislators with the demands, using this dialer tool! If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Alice Murphy at [email protected] or by phone at 413-841-4718.