Patients Back at Eastern Long Island Hospital, No Structural Damage

Greenport hospital unscathed during Hurricane Sandy.

After having to evacuate patients requiring hospitalization in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, representatives of Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport announced Tuesday that patients that had been transferred to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Stony Brook Hospital are being accepted back.

Sue Ward, executive assistant to hospital CEO Paul Connor, said that the emergency evacuation went “as well as can be expected,” and that pumps were still pumping water out of the basement as of Tuesday afternoon. One patient was admitted to the emergency room, which remained open throughout the storm.

“The emergency room was fully operational throughout the night, and there was no structural damage to the building,” she said of the hospital, located on the banks of Stirling Harbor.

Michael Bredemeyer November 05, 2012 at 12:30 AM
hospital should invest in flood gates that can be raised if flooding is forecasted to occur.. upstate ny has them around important structures and stuff... good investment. if you ask me....


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