NY emergency health facility opens after Sandy

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LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, residents of one Long Island community are receiving emergency health services in their city.

The South Nassau Urgent Care Center at Long Beach began operations last week. The new operators held an open house on Thursday.

It replaces the shuttered Long Beach Medical Center.

The medical center was flooded during the October 2012 storm. It never reopened after revelations surfaced that it was in dire financial shape.

A bankruptcy judge in May approved the sale of the medical center to South Nassau Communities Hospital of Oceanside.

The new facility has 10 private examination rooms, two procedure rooms, and radiology imaging and laboratory suites.

Those in need of more extensive care will be transferred to nearby hospitals.

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