H1N1 Surge Triggers Emergency Plan for NYC Hospital

The number of flu cases in New York City ERs jumped 25 percent this Monday. Though many emergency departments said such a "post-weekend bump" in ER visits is common, for one Brooklyn hospital, it was more than just a case of the Mondays. At Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood, a surge in pediatric patients over the weekend continued into the week, leading the hospital to trigger its emergency preparedness and surge capacity plan for the first time since it was created...Full Story
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