ABC News - "Mount Sinai Steps In for Hospitals Overwhelmed by Sandy"
Mount Sinai Hospital is awaiting two more patients from New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, which is expecting to evacuate because of deteriorating conditions there. Mount Sinai said it was prepared for Hurricane Sandy after learning a lesson last year that led staff to secure its buildings even more for Hurricane Sandy. The hospital, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, sits in close proximity to the Central Park reservoir. When Hurricane Irene hit last year, Mount Sinai President Dr. Kenneth Davis told ABC News, he watched in the basement as water poured in, nearly reaching an area of wires that brings air conditioning to the hospital. Dr. Davis watched the water rise in the basement, just one level above the sub-basement, housing six of the hospital’s generators. Learn more