NYU Langone Medical Center Reopens Monday August 29 With Reduced Service

Hospital Sustained Minimal Damage from Hurricane Irene

August 28, 2011 - 10:33pm

NYU Langone Medical Center, which sustained only minimal damage from Hurricane Irene, announced that it will reopen on Monday, August 29th with reduced services.
Beginning Monday, August 29:

  • The Emergency Department will open for walk-in patients beginning at 7:00 AM (Ambulance service will continue to be diverted until later in the day).
  • The Labor and Delivery service will be accepting patients beginning at 7:00 AM.
  • Most outpatient diagnostic procedures will be available.
  • Cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology will be accepting patients.All off-campus outpatient facilities, including the Clinical Cancer Center, Outpatient Surgery Center on 38th Street, and physician offices will be open.

Over the next two days, additional services will come back online, including all elective surgery, diagnostic testing, pre-admission testing and other ambulatory services.  The medical center expects to be offering all services on a normal schedule by this Wednesday.
The only exception is the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, which sustained some damage to in-patient rooms. As a result, in-patient admissions are temporarily suspended at the Rusk building location at 34th Street. Rusk in-patient admissions will resume within the next several days.
The medical center will also bring back patients who were evacuated on Friday to alternate local area hospitals over the next few days. Approximately 500 patients were ordered to be evacuated, and the hospital closed on Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Irene because the medical center is located in Flood Zone A.
Patients who have questions regarding services scheduled for this week should call the NYU Langone Office of Patient-Centered Care at 212-263-6906 or their physician if they have questions about service.
Media Inquiries:
Main media line: 212-404-3555
Lisa Greiner: 212-404-3532
Christopher Rucas: 212-404-3525