Nor’easter tests hard-pressed hospitals, weary medical personnel

NJSpotlight, November 8, 2012
For New Jersey's healthcare providers, the days following Hurricane Sandy have amounted to an endurance test. Overflowing emergency rooms, hospitals without power, and overburdened staff are just some of the problems that hospitals have faced in the past week—and now fear will continue. Hackensack University Medical Center was leading one of the more visible efforts in this preparation, as hospital personnel readied the hospital's Mobile Satellite Emergency Department (MSED) at Ocean Medical Center in Brick Township. Dr. Joseph Feldman, chairman of emergency medicine at Hackensack, noted that this would be the third time the mobile unit had been deployed since the superstorm struck.

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