NEW YORK – New York University’sÂ Langone Medical Center plans to reopen its doctors’ offices and out-patientÂ procedure and testing sites on Monday but its emergency department remainsÂ closed after the hospital lost power due to Hurricane Sandy.
TheÂ hospital, which was forced to evacuate its patients on Monday night, said onÂ Sunday that it had no update yet on when it would be able to start taking inÂ over-night patients again or when its emergency department would be back up andÂ running.
In a statement issued Friday night, the hospital said thatÂ patients with previously scheduled appointments should call 866-724-1830 toÂ confirm the location of their appointments.
The Hospital for JointÂ Diseases is still open and The Center for Muscuskelatal Care and the ClinicalÂ Cancer Center will also reopen on Monday November 5, according to the hospital.
However it advised patients of the Clinical Cancer Center and theÂ Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders who wantÂ to reach their doctor to call 800-400-8566 in the interim.
The LangoneÂ Medical Center evacuated its 215 patients, including critically ill infants, andÂ closed its doors on Monday night after its back-up power generator failedÂ because of flooding its basement.
Source: NBC News