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Here Are the Nine Bidders Vying to Redevelop LICH

The fate of Cobble Hill's Long Island College Hospital looms ever closer, as the nine proposals for the site that meet the minimum mandatory requirements for SUNY's request for proposal have just been announced. LICH has been a site of contention for months now, as the community at large finds themselves embroiled in a debate as to whether the financially troubled site should accommodate housing or remain a full-service hospital, if possible. Brooklyn Eagle reports that while four of the proposals maintain the site as a fully-functioning hospital, four other proposals incorporate walk-in urgent care centers, ICU's, emergency rooms, and other medical facilities. The last proposal would build a 149,000-square-foot non-partitioned space with inpatient beds, a small ICU, and an emergency department. Of the nine bids, at least six include a residential component. The bids now go to a week-long voting process amongst committees made up of state officials, community and union representatives, says DNAinfo. If a bid isn't chosen, SUNY will relinquish control of the hospital and LICH will close in May. Here's what you need to know about the nine proposals:

1. Brooklyn Health Partners (PDF!) presented a proposal that would have a 300-400 bed, full-service hospital on the site as well as 1,000 units of housing, 30-percent of which would be affordable, and some commercial space. Purchase price: $250 million.

2. The Brooklyn Hospital Center (PDF!) partnering with Mount Sinai Medical Center propose an emergency care center with 10 observation beds and 15 treatment bays, at least two urgent care centers at an undetermined location, and at least two new medical facilities for underserved neighborhoods like Red Hook and Gowanus. In partnership with Related Properties, this proposal would also bring market rate and affordable housing to the 'hood. Purchase price: $212 million.

3. The Chetrit Group's proposal (PDF!) would have 100 inpatient beds, a small intensive care unit, and a 15-bay emergency department alongside "contextual neighborhood housing," 30-percent of which would be affordable. Purchase price: $251 million, or $226 million plus a 149,000-square-foot "vanilla box" or medical facility without partitions deeded to the state and community's healthcare provider of choice for $1.

4. Fortis Property Group (PDF!), partnering with NYU Langone Medical Center, proposes a freestanding emergency department with urgent care including four observation beds and basic life support. Services such as inpatient care, dialysis, and home care services will be transferred to Lutheran Medical Center and other local providers. Fortis Group's RFP also includes residential units with affordable housing, condominiums, and townhouses. Purchase price: $240 million.

5. LANA Acquisitions (PDF!) proposes an urgent care center and freestanding emergency room, a diagnostic treatment center, an ambulatory surgery center, mental health clinic services, prenatal and family planning, ambulance services and a dialysis center as well as a 150-to-200-bed nursing home on the LICH property. LANA also proposes for the remaining structures an assisted living facility, a public school, and other undetermined real estate development. Purchase price: $230 million.

6. Chinese Community Accountable Care Organization (PDF!) partnering with Eastern Chinese American Physicians proposes a full-service hospital with 150 beds that can be expanded to 250 beds. The proposal maintains LICH as a teaching hospital by offering primary care residency programs in collaboration St. George's University. Purchase price: $210 million.

7. Peebles Corporation (PDF!) in partnership with Maimonides Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ and ProHEALTH propose a freestanding emergency department and an urgent care center as well as a 85,000-to-100,000-square-foot space where primary, specialty, and diagnostic services will be offered. Treatments available at the LICH site include ambulatory surgery, pediatric, geriatric, and dental primary care services Additionally, the proposal brings residential housing with up to 35-percent affordable units to the neighborhood.

8. Trindade Value Partners (PDF!) proposes a full-service teaching hospital with 506 beds. The proposal would see the construction of new facilities on the LICH property, and includes a 400-bed medical surgical teaching hospital, a 106-bed women's teaching hospital, a comprehensive cancer center and an ambulatory care center. The proposal also includes rental units, with 75-percent market rate and 25-percent affordable. Purchase price: $210 million.

9. Prime Healthcare (PDF!) proposes to maintain LICH as a nonprofit hospital that offers the full extent of LICH's services, including those shuttered, and more. Prime Healthcare proposes inpatient and outpatient services, with a minimum of 100 inpatient beds, emergency medicine, primary and specialty care, and ambulatory services. Purchase price: $220 million.
· LICH RFP proposals are in! Nine teams submit bids to buy Long Island College Hospital [Brooklyn Eagle]
· Nine Proposals For Long Island College Hospital Are Made Public [DNAinfo]
· Only four proposals would keep LICH as hospital [TRD]
· All LICH coverage [Curbed]