SUNY Downstate Hospital to stay open — for now — per state budget agreement

SUNY Downstate University Hospital will remain open — at least for now — after lawmakers reached a compromise with Governor Kathy Hochul during budget negotiations.

The East Flatbush hospital will receive enough funding to stay afloat until at least next year as a newly-established community advisory board assesses the status of the hospital’s programs and finances and creates a set of recommendations to guide its long-term future.