Just a quick personal note I thought I would share. A week and a half ago I woke up in the middle of night with chest pains and made a split second decision that I should get myself to the ER. I decided to go the NYU Cobble Hill Emergency Department, which we all know as the former LICH. When I got there it wasn't terribly busy, and I have to say that I was very happy with the service I got. I was hooked up to an EKG within ten minutes, and the staff was knowledgeable and courteous. It turns out I was fine (probably just acid reflux) and I was out the door within 2 and half hours.
I know we all dedicated a lot of blood, sweat and tears to keeping LICH open and the outcome was very disappointing for many of us. But I do feel comfortable saying that if you live nearby and are having a medical emergency, the NYU Cobble Hill Emergency Department is a good place to go.