Hoboken University Medical Center was scheduled to reopen its emergency room for urgent care patients on Friday, Nov. 2 after ordering an evacuation on Sunday, Oct. 28, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy as a precaution for flooding and power outages.
While the hospital is not providing full services, Allyson Miller, spokesperson for the hospital, said the service is being provided for those with urgent needs. Those patients who require more substantial treatment such as delivery or surgery will be transferred to Christ Hospital, Bayonne Medical Center, or another area hospital.
Bayonne Medical Center and Christ Hospital remain open for full services, Miller said. Both hospitals are being operated on backup emergency generators and fully staffed. She said supplies of medicines, oxygen and other supplies are adequate for service. Miller said the only concern is the shortage of gasoline that could affect some employees.
For emergency situations, residents should call 911, but for general questions, they should call the general number to each hospital: Bayonne Medical Center 201-858-5000, Hoboken University Hospital at 201-418-1000, and Christ Hospital at 201-795-8200.
Because of the dire need, Hoboken Medical Center has donated 10,000 bottles of water for residents in the flood-ravaged Hoboken community to be distributed by the city of Hoboken at its emergency operation center at Hoboken High School.