Interfaith Hospital Would be Run as a Co-Op Under New Plan

BROOKLYN — Supporters of Interfaith Medical Center and other struggling Brooklyn hospitals are pushing a plan to create a cooperative-based health care system in the borough.

The proposal, confirmed by the hospital's community advisory board and nursing union officials, would replace each hospital's board of directors with a new board made up of locals, patients and employees, according to an outline handed out at a recent community meeting in Bed-Stuy.

"The current healthcare system isn't working for our communities," the proposal reads. "Decisions about how resources are allocated and what kinds of services we get are made on the basis of costs and revenues. We have no direct say in these decisions."

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