A fight over the future of a Brooklyn hospital that potentially affects SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s ability to pay its debt of $154 million recently took two more sharp legal turns, as a judge ordered Downstate to transfer ownership of the money-losing facility -- then reversed the order three days later.

In February the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center said it might run out of money by May. It was losing millions of dollars each month from Long Island College Hospital, one of its three hospitals. It took actions to postpone running out of money and in July the state approved giving Downstate $71 million for fiscal 2013-14.

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