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Suburban NY hospital struggles to open after Sandy

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 6, 2013
LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- Officials at the last hospital still closed because of damage from Superstorm Sandy are no longer predicting when they will be able to reopen. The Long Beach Medical Center, located on a waterfront channel just east of New York City, suffered heavy flooding damage in the October storm, requiring at least $56 million in repairs, hospital officials said. The closing has idled hundreds of workers at the 162-bed facility and forced ambulances to take emergency patients longer distances to hospitals in nearby Oceanside and East Meadow.