6 NYC-area hospitals could face capacity restrictions amid threat of omicron

Under the executive order signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul, any hospital with 10% capacity or less by tomorrow will need to shut down most elective surgeries until Jan. 15.

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2021, 5:36 PM

Updated 961 days ago

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There are six hospitals in the New York City area pushing their capacity limit, according to the state Department of Health.
The hospitals are Long Island Jewish – Forest Hills, Queens Hospital Center, Long Island Community Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Southside Hospital and White Plains Hospital.
Gov. Kathy Hochul says all of the hospitals are around the 10% mark.
Under the executive order signed by Hochul, any hospital with 10% capacity or less by tomorrow will need to shut down most elective surgeries until Jan. 15.
White Plains Hospital released the following statement: “We currently meet capacity requirements and will not need to cancel any surgeries.“


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