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