Hoboken (N.J.) University Medical Center, which evacuated patients before superstorm Sandy made landfall two weeks ago, reopened last night even as repairs continued to the flood-damaged lower levels.
Paul Walker, president and CEO of the 364-bed medical center, said the hospital would operate all services on the second through seventh floors while contractors gut and replace damaged walls and floors below. Elevators near the lobby and the emergency room would be accessible to patients.
Walker, in an interview hours before the hospital reopened, said Hoboken University Medical Center's operations would resume after the arrival of a portable CT scanner needed to reopen the emergency room. The hospitals CT scanner, MRI and other imaging equipment was destroyed by flooding, he said.