Employees at New York City public hospitals stepped forward to meet extraordinary needs during the hurricane, sometimes working around the clock. There were health professionals who staffed shelters around the City for evacuees with special medical needs. Others provided exceptional care in numerous public hospitals for those patients who were displaced when hospitals had to be evacuated. Drivers got our staff to work when public transportation was shut down. Staff threw themselves into cleanup and recovery work after the storm. And all of our hospitals -- including those evacuated -- provided expanded hours and walk-in services to care for our fellow New Yorkers. To all -- a hearty thank you!
The 10-foot high basement of Coney Island Hospital was flooded from floor to ceiling.
National Guardsmen evacuate a patient from Bellevue Hospital.
A bucket brigade of staff and the National Guard helped carry fuel to the generators on the 13th floor at Bellevue.
Kings County Hospital’s cancer care team serving patients displaced from Coney Island Hospital.
HHC professionals like David Baksh, of Queens Hospital Center, staffed eight shelters for patients with special medical needs around the city.
The Lincoln Hospital transportation team worked through the storm to drive staff to work when public transportation was shut down.
Primary healthcare providers at Metropolitan Hospital confer about treating patients from temporarily closed Bellevue Hospital.
Bellevue cancer center staff in their temporary home at Woodhull Hospital.
Chief Nurse Terry Mancher recounts with passion the great job done by staff during the Coney Island Hospital evacuation.
Bellevue Hospital welcomed back patients and staff. Bellevue and Coney Island Hospital are providing 24/7 walk-in, non-emergency services and limited adult and pediatric outpatient primary care.