Long Beach Medical Center to reopen slowly
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Long Beach Medical Center will reopen, but it may be in stages and how soon remains unclear.
That's the word from chief executive Douglas Melzer. Before Sandy hit on Oct. 29, the 162-bed hospital and its nursing home -- the major medical facility on the barrier island -- evacuated about 250 patients and residents to three other hospitals and nine nursing homes.
Since then, it has set...