Huffington Post: After Superstorm Sandy, a Community Cries Out for Its Hospital
“Building a new hospital in Long Beach — as FEMA intended when it allocated $154 million for that purpose — will lead the country as a venue for new modalities of care for survivors of catastrophes. It is an opportunity that FEMA, the New York State Department of Health, and South Nassau Communities Hospital cannot afford to ignore.
“We needed our hospital before Sandy. We need it even more now. We are diminished without it,” said Father King at the recent health care forum held at Long Beach city hall. “It wouldn’t just be bad, it would be wrong for the people of Long Beach to emerge from this crisis impoverished, and for the South Nassau brand to some out of this enriched — or, as they say, “enhanced” — at our expense.” [LINK]