Long Beach Medical Center
Around-the-clock emergency medical care has returned to Long Beach for the first time since Superstorm Sandy.
Steps are being taken at last to replace a hospital in Long Beach, Long Island that was ruined by Superstorm Sandy.
It’s taking longer than expected to get a Long Island hospital shuttered by Superstorm Sandy functioning again and many residents and officials are getting impatient.
The barrier island of Long Beach is taking steps forward this summer in its Hurricane Sandy recovery. Churches, beaches, and the boardwalk have all slowly reopened. But not it’s only hospital.
Now Long Beach Medical Center is repaired and is ready for business, but state health officials are refusing to allow it to reopen until it comes up with a better financial plan or merges with another medical center.
Long Beach Medical Center has been repaired and is ready for business, but state health officials are refusing to allow it to reopen until it comes up with a better financial plan or merges with another medical center.
Officials at the last hospital still closed because of damage from Superstorm Sandy are no longer predicting when they will be able to reopen.
With assistance and equipment supplied by Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and the federal government, the hospital has established its emergency department in a parking lot across the street.