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More than 100 North Shore residents, doctors and (Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

More than 100 North Shore residents, doctors and elected officials attend a rally outside St. Gertrude Church's in Bayville to protest North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s plan to close Glen Cove Hospital and turn it into an ambulatory center. (Oct. 6, 2013)

Glen Cove Hospital plan draws protest

More than 100 North Shore residents, doctors and elected officials staged a rally in a Bayville church parking lot Sunday to protest North Shore-Long Island Jewish System's plan to convert Glen Cove Hospital into an ambulatory center in January.

Bayville firefighters Gary Whitehead, left, Brandon Louie, top
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Bayville firefighters Gary Whitehead, left, Brandon Louie, top left, and Ken Syrett attend a rally outside St. Gertrude Church's in Bayville to protest North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s plan to close Glen Cove Hospital and turn it into an ambulatory center. (Oct. 6, 2013)

Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi speaks at a
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi speaks at a rally in Bayville to protest North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s plan to close Glen Cove Hospital. He said attempts to meet with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state health officials had been unsuccessful and talks with North Shore-LIJ had “come to a dead end.” (Oct. 6, 2013)

Bayville residents Howard Stillwagon, with his dog Joba,
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Bayville residents Howard Stillwagon, with his dog Joba, and Wendy McCloy attend a rally outside St. Gertrude Church's in Bayville to protest North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s plan to close Glen Cove Hospital and turn it into an ambulatory center. (Oct. 6, 2013)

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Tom Phillips, 68, attends a rally outside St.
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Tom Phillips, 68, attends a rally outside St. Gertrude's in Bayville to save Glen Cove Hospital from being converted into an ambulatory center. Phillips had a heart attack in 1993 and said he would not be here today if he had been transported to a hospital that was further away. (Oct. 6, 2013)

More than 100 North Shore residents, doctors and
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

More than 100 North Shore residents, doctors and elected officials attend a rally outside St. Gertrude Church's in Bayville to protest North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s plan to close Glen Cove Hospital and turn it into an ambulatory center. (Oct. 6, 2013)

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