NYU Langone Resumes Inpatient Services

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After severe damage from Hurricane Sandy forced Tisch Hospital and the Schwartz Health Care Center to remain closed for months, these facilities at NYU Langone Medical Center resumed inpatient services on Thursday, Dec. 27. Administrators also anticipate a return of nearly all services by the end of January. "We have overcome many challenges over the last two months, yet our faculty and staff at NYU Langone truly rose to the occasion so that we could get back to doing what we do best," said Robert I. Grossman, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center. The Emergency Department at NYU Langone, which is on the ground floor of Tisch Hospital and was in the first phase of an expansion when the storm struck, suffered extensive damage and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. As an alternative, the hospital will be opening an Urgent Care Center staffed by the emergency department clinicians to handle walk-in cases. "The reopening of NYU Langone Medical Center, a driving force in New York's economy, marks a milestone in the recovery process and means that tens of thousands of New Yorkers can return to the work they love," said Sen. Charles Schumer, who brought FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on a tour of the medical center shortly after the storm and praised the agency's work in getting the hospital back on its feet.

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