New York Downtown Hospital Reopens After Sandy
NEW YORK CITY — New York Downtown Hospital has reopened, a week after closing its doors in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
The hospital, at 170 William Street between Ann and William streets, opened Monday evening with emergency, medical, obstetrical and surgical services, officials said. The hospital expects to be fully operational by Tuesday.
The hospital had closed its doors on the eve of Hurricane Sandy, evacuating patients and rerouting ambulances to neighboring hospitals. The emergency room remained open, but only for walk-in patients, officials said.
The facility did not have the infrastructure to remain open during the storm, officials said.
"We were being very proactive about doing the correct thing for our patients," said Tom Hoskins, supervisor for IT communications, said at the time.
New York Downtown was one of the few medical facilities in lower Manhattan, serving Wall Street, the Financial District, Chinatown, Battery Park City and the Lower East Side, an area from the Hudson to the East River and from the Battery to 14th Street, east and west.
Patients and their families can call 212-312-5000 for more information.