Long Beach Medical Center struggling to reopen post-Sandy

Officials say the last hospital that is still closed because of Sandy is struggling to reopen.

The hospital has been closed since Sandy.

The hospital has been closed since Sandy. (6/6/13)

LONG BEACH - Officials say the last hospital that is still closed because of Sandy is struggling to reopen.

The Long Beach Medical Center has dealt with a series of unexpected delays since the storm.

The hospital needs a new fire sprinkler system because salt water damaged pipes in the basement. Also, the fire alarm system still needs an overhaul.

The hospital was originally scheduled to open mid-April.

Emergency patients are still being sent to hospitals in Oceanside and East Meadow.
 

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