Hospital Still On The Mend Six Months After Sandy

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn’s Coney Island Hospital is up and running, but there’s still a lot of work left to do. 

Six months after Hurricane Sandy forced Coney Island Hospital to evacuate 260 patients, the institution is still recovering and it could take another 12 months until it’s fully restored.

The in-patient pediatric wing is still down and the MRI/Catscan room is under construction, forcing them to use mobile units outside. Workers are trying to strike a careful balance between providing needed services, rebuilding, and keeping areas near active construction zones clean.

Coney Island is offering about two-thirds of its pre-Sandy services. Executive Director Richard Wagner credits his staff of more than 2,800.

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