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Five Years After Sandy, NYC Hospitals May Be Ready for the Next Big Storm
September 29, 2017 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Unlike Texas hospitals that were mostly prepared for Hurricane Harvey, some of New York's were hit hard five years ago, according to an article on the Modern Healthcare website.
It took some of these hospitals a long time to get back on their feet. In many areas, they found that the key is a combination of staying dry and having more than one generator and have those generators and fuel up high, and have patient data in more than one place.
These hospitals have fortified themselves for the global-warming strengthened inevitable next storms.
New York City hospitals say they're stronger and more prepared than they were five years ago. Physical structure upgrades made up the bulk of the response to Sandy, there were also adjustments to emergency response plans.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.