NBC New York, December 11, 2013
A struggling Long Island hospital devastated by Sandy will file for bankruptcy, according to a state assemblyman who has been briefed by state and hospital officials. Long Beach Medical Center has been closed since last year, leaving hundreds of its employees without jobs when there was no hospital to run. "The reality is, the hospital as it stood will not be the same," said Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg. Weisenberg says the bankruptcy will pave the way for a possible merger with South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. But what will be left on Long Beach is still uncertain, according to Weisenberg.