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NYU Hospital Opens New Urgent Care Center, Resumes More Services

By Mary Johnson | January 14, 2013 4:08pm

KIPS BAY — NYU Langone Medical Center opened an urgent care center to serve walk-in emergency patients and resumed multiple services on Monday.

The hospital, which suffered roughly $1 billion in damage during Hurricane Sandy last year, restored all labor and delivery and pediatric services, as well as its Congenital Cardiovascular Care Unit and divisions dedicated to epilepsy, hematology/oncology, internal medicine; neurology and surgical transplant.

“Last month, we made a commitment to our faculty, staff and the larger community that we would be completely back up and running before the end of January,” Dr. Robert Grossman, dean and CEO at NYU Langone Medical Center, said in a statement. “I am thrilled to announce today that we are now reopened ahead of schedule.”

The hospital resumed a chunk of its services late last month, when they also promised to create an urgent care center that could serve walk-in patients while the hospital’s emergency room remains closed.

That center is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in room HCC-102 at 530 First Avenue near East 30th Street, hospital officials said.

The center is equipped to handle a variety of afflictions, including chest pain, pneumonia, infections, sprains, strains, broken limbs, burns and rashes, among other ailments.

It will not accept ambulance traffic, hospital officials said last month.

Currently, there is no timeline for when the hospital’s emergency room is expected to reopen.