As a result of Hurricane Sandy, the inpatient services of Long Beach Medical Center
are temporarily closed due to flooding.
Accordingly, commencing Wednesday, Dec. 5, the State Health Commissioner has arranged for a comprehensive Mobile Primary Care Facility at the hospital site - directly across from the main hospital entrance - to replace the Mobile Satellite Emergency Department. Follow Long Beach Patch on Facebook.
Additionally, arrangements have been made to have ambulance services on stand-by at the facility should the need for acute-care services arise.
This facility, which will fulfill the primary care needs of the community, will operate during regular business hours and be staffed by physicians and nurses of Long Beach Medical Center. The specific hours of this facility’s operation and phone number will be published prior to its opening on Wednesday.
While Long Beach Medical Center completes restoration of its facility, residents requiring emergency care should call 911 and will be transported by ambulance off of Long Beach Island to other hospitals.
In approximately two weeks the Medical Center will reopen its Family Care Center (FCC) in a new location at 761 Franklin Boulevard, Long Beach. We will advise the community of the exact date of the opening and the FCC’s telephone number.
The Medical Center’s faculty practice, Long Beach Group Practice, formerly located at 761 Franklin Blvd., has reopened and is now located at 206 West Park Ave. Their phone number is 544-2100. Staffed by Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians, the practice is currently seeing patients on a walk in and by appointment basis.
We recognize the critical importance of reopening the Medical Center’s Counseling Center, FACTS and Methadone Maintenance program as quickly as possible. We are currently working with State agencies to locate suitable temporary space on Long Beach Island for these programs.
“We want to assure community residents that the staff of Long Beach Medical Center is hard at work to reopen the Hospital and the Komanoff Center for Geriatric and Rehabilitative Medicine as quickly as possible,” said Douglas Melzer, CEO. “We anticipate The Komanoff Center to reopen in three weeks and the Hospital in approximately three months.” The above information was provided by Long Beach Medical Center.RELATED
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