Eight months after Sandy, Long Beach Hospital still closed

Long Beach (N.Y.) Medical Center remains closed after Hurricane Sandy hit the hospital eight months ago, causing $20 million in damage, reported The Wall Street Journal. The 162-bed hospital, suffering from financial problems before the Oct. 29 storm hit, is the only remaining hospital in New York and New Jersey still fully closed since the storm. Hospital leaders want to partially open but they have not been able to give a date after failing to fulfill two previous promises to reopen, according to the WSJ. In a letter to the medical center's administration, Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman urged restoring hospital service because of the inaccessibility from Long Beach to other hospitals. Article