Southside Hospital in Bay Shore to evacuate patients
(08/26/11) BAY SHORE - With New [lacrosse] in a state of emergency as Hurricane Irene threatens to hit this weekend, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore says it is evacuating its patients.
About 250 patients will be relocated to other affiliated hospitals this afternoon, North Shore-LIJ says.

The 775-bed Staten Island University Hospital also began evacuations last night, according to North Shore-LIJ.

Only patients who are experiencing a true medical emergency should come to the hospital over the weekend, hospital officials say.