Long Beach Emergency Care Facility operated by Mount Sinai South Nassau temporarily closed yesterday afternoon due to nursing staff shortages occurring as a result of the state vaccine mandate.
Hospital officials say patients from the area in need of emergency care will be directed to the hospital’s main campus in Oceanside.
An ambulance will be stationed around the clock at the closed Long Beach Emergency Department for the duration of the closure.
Officials say the decision to temporarily close the facility was made after all other options were exhausted.
(source News 12) (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)