Waiting for Irene: East Coast hospitals brace for powerful hurricane

Galloro, Vince; Evans, Melanie; Zigmond, Jessica
August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/29/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 35, p4
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The article discusses the preparations being done by East Coast hospitals in the U.S. in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. In New York City, a mandatory evacuation was implemented for hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying areas. Leslie Hirsch, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Clare's Health System, stated that they are assessing patient census, cutting off elective surgeries and elective admissions. Outer Banks Hospital is discharging or relocating inpatients.


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