December 24, 2013
By Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio
“Time and time again, 175,000 Brooklynites have faced the prospect of losing Interfaith Medical Center. And because this community has stood together, months later the doors remain open and people continue to get the medical care they need. We are grateful to Governor Cuomo for this additional time, and we will use it to push towards a durable solution that preserves vital healthcare in these already-underserved neighborhoods.
“We know there have to be changes—but we will fight to make sure those changes put the health and safety of the people of Brooklyn first. We will make the creation of a city-state Brooklyn Health Authority a top priority to protect community healthcare across the entire borough.”