EXTENDING OUR GRATITUDE TO AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE STAFF AND PHYSICIANS OF METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL
March 14, 2014
The New York Times has reported, and Dr. Gregory Almond, Chairman of Emergency Medicine, has confirmed, that the Metropolitan Hospital has been caring for many of the injured from the terrible explosion in Manhattan earlier this week. Dr. Almond tells me that they could smell the smoke in the emergency room from the explosion and that the fire was visible from the upper floors of Metropolitan Hospital. The injuries included many patients with damage to soft tissue, lacerations, head trauma, and respiratory ailments. One expects next, of course, the wave of mental health issues which follow in the aftermath of such events. Since 1875 the Metropolitan Hospital has been in the front lines of health care for New Yorkers and that distinguished and honorable tradition continues. I am sure the faculty and staff of New York Medical College joins me in expressing our solidarity with and gratitude to our colleagues working at the Metropolitan Hospital.
Edward C. Halperin MD MA
New York Medical College
Updated: March 14, 2014