Nyu Langone Medical Center For New York University

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Introduction: NYU Langone Medical Center, located in the heart of New York City, is an academic health care facility affiliated with New York University. Considered one of the nation’s premier medical centers, NYU Langone is a 1,069- bed general medical and surgical facility with over 50,000 emergency room visits, 38,000 annual admissions, and performing over 14,800 inpatient surgeries and 42,000 outpatient surgeries, (NYU Langone Medical Center, 2014). NYU Langone consists of four hospitals: Tisch Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. NYU Langone also has a growing outpatient network with locations through out New York City’s five boroughs, bringing their health care…show more content…
In fear of these neighboring facilities luring away their physicians for good, NYU administrators paid the medical center’s physician’s salaries through the end of January 2013, on the condition they would not take another position (NYU Langone Medical Center, 2014). Repairing the damage was a long and very expensive process. In mid-November of that year, NYU Langone reopened some of their outpatient care services. In late December, the hospital reopened its inpatient and surgical services, resulting in over 20,000 workers returning to their jobs. Eighteen months after the hurricane the medical center’s emergency department reopened, three times its former size after a major renovation and expansion, on April 24, 2014. In addition to the physical damage of the medical center, NYU’s medical research was destroyed in the storm. The loss of power and flooding wiped out years of cancer and neuroscience research. The medical center lost thousands of research animals, cells, tissues, enzymes, antibodies, and DNA strands crucial to scientific research. Resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of work ravaged. Hurricane Sandy inflicted unprecedented damage to NYU Langone Medical Center. However, with the renovations and upgrades made to the NYU healthcare system in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, their inpatient and outpatient volumes have rebounded, resulting in an increased
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