Hospital still closed after Hurricane Sandy

Extensive unanticipated facility repairs continue at Long Beach Medical Center, which closed after Hurricane Sandy flooded it in October.

By Healthcare Facilities Today
June 6, 2013

Extensive unanticipated facility repairs continue at Long Beach Medical Center, which closed after Hurricane Sandy flooded it in October.

The facility, located just east of New York City, was due to reopen in April, but in March the fire marshal's office called for the fire sprinkler and alarm systems to be replaced, according to an Associated Press article in the Washington Post. 

Repairs so far total $56 million, according to the article. In addition to electrical work and replacing sprinkler pipes due to concerns saltwater compromised them, the pharmacy had to be moved from the basement to the third floor and the entire facility repainted.

Though the hospital's director of facilities and engineering is cited as saying the repair work is almost done at the 162-bed facility, officials are not giving a firm date for when the facility might reopen.

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