A judge has temporally halted SUNY Downstate Medical Center's planned closure of a Brooklyn hospital.

Downstate has been losing $8 million to $10 million a month. It runs three hospitals in Brooklyn.

On Feb. 8, the SUNY board of trustees voted to seek approval from the state Department of Health to close Long Island College Hospital.

Closing the Long Island College Hospital in the Cobble Hill neighborhood would save Downstate $4 million a month, said center spokesman David Doyle. The Brooklyn judge is to hold a hearing on the proposed closure on March 7.

At the end of 2012, Downstate had $154 million in debt outstanding.

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