Bellevue Hospital Generators Fail

    Image #: 19926789    Paramedics evacuate patients from New York University Tisch Hospital due to a power outage as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York October 29, 2012. More than 5.5 million people were left without electrical power by the storm, which crashed ashore late on Monday near the gambling resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey. More than one million people across a dozen states were ordered to evacuate. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER HEALTH)       REUTERS /ANDREW KELLY /LANDOV

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    After a terrifying ordeal Monday night when NYU’s Langdon Medical Center had to evacuate 300 patients in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, another city hospital has gone dark. Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City’s flagship public hospital and one of the city’s major trauma centers, is evacuating 500 patients after its backup generators failed on Wednesday. Administrators have been appealing to other hospitals to take patients, marking requests “URGENT” and “ASAP.” The medical center is near the East River and wasn’t in the worst of the flood zone, but it lost power and had been operating on backup generators.

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