USA Today - "Sandy Forces Hospitals To Rethink Disaster Planning"

 – November 8, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

When Dr. Kenneth Davis heard ahead of time about the "life-threatening" surge and winds headed toward New York City, he had one thing in mind: put planning for Superstorm Sandy into emergency mode. "This was no Katrina," says Dr. Davis, president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "There were other hospitals nearby to be evacuated to, unlike in New Orleans." Mount Sinai ended up taking more than 100 patients from two hospitals when floodwaters crippled their backup generators. Dr. Davis said he was able to accept the patients and their doctors and nurses because he'd maximized capacity, set up hundreds of cots for staff and canceled all elective surgeries. Learn more