NY Times - "Patients Evacuated From City Medical Center after Power Failure"

 – October 31, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

A backup power system failed at one of New York City's premier medical centers on Monday night, forcing the evacuation of all patients to nearby hospitals amid the storm's strong gusts, officials said. The medical center, NYU Langone Medical Center, a sprawling complex in the low 30s near the East River, began transporting all 215 patients at the hospital to other facilities on Monday evening, They were still being transported to other nearby hospitals, including Sloan Kettering and Mount Sinai, early on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. In a statement, The Mount Sinai Medical Center described joint efforts to evacuate patients "in the areas of adult critical care, pediatric critical care, neonatal intensive care and obstetrics." It said the patients were "being transported to Mount Sinai via ambulance and will be accompanied by NYU Langone staff and physicians." Learn more