Mount Sinai reports on providing health services after Sandy

11/5/2012, 2:13 p.m.

* Pharmacy staff also stayed overnight and ensured adequate supply of pharmaceuticals.

In addition, the Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Mount Sinai is prepared to care for hurricane responders who are physically or emotionally injured in their service after Hurricane Sandy, said Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, Dean for Global Health, Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, and the Ethel H. Wise Professor of Preventive Medicine.

Throughout the crisis, Mount Sinai's Emergency Department has been open and Mount Sinai's Urgent Care Facility, located at 91st Street and Columbus Avenue, is fully staffed and accepting outpatient cases.

Mount Sinai continues to coordinate with leaders from other area hospitals, the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the Greater NY Hospital Association, to ensure that all patients receive continuous care. To that end, Mount Sinai is credentialing over 400 physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists from NYU Langone. A lecture hall is also being identified to accommodate medical school students from NYU School of Medicine.

Due to a power failure on Monday, October 29, NYU Langone was forced to evacuate its patients, 70 of whom were taken to Mount Sinai. On Wednesday, power failed at Bellevue, sending an additional 37 patients to Mount Sinai overnight. All patients were immediately cared for, including two women from NYU Langone who delivered babies once they arrived at Mount Sinai.