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Heroes: NYU Nurses, First
Responders Save Newborns,
Critical Care Patients

Breitbart's Big Government, by Tony Lee

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 10/30/2012 7:42:51 PM

When emergency back-up generators at New York University Langone Medical Center-Tisch Hospital failed Monday night during Hurricane Sandy, nurses and first responders improvised. These heroes used their instincts, and relied on training exercises to dramatically save the lives over 200 patients, 20 whom were babies in the hospital's neonatal unit and 45 of whom were patients in critical condition. Some were on battery-operated respirators. When the hospital's elevators ceased to function, nurses carried babies down nine flights of stairs in the dark, insulating and ventilating them, often

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This is a very emotional piece. These heroes may say they were "just doing their jobs", but they were very courageous in the midst of this horrendous storm. One day these tiny babies will be old enough to be told what happened to them and how they were protected and saved.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/30/2012 7:50:59 PM     (No. 8975534)

:sniff: God bless them every one!!!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYbob, 10/30/2012 9:00:05 PM     (No. 8975661)

Gather the architects, lawyers and zoning rules people together in front of a network camera and ask them to explain the stupidity of putting generators in the basement of a building in a flood zone. Then remind them that when they repair their mess that it would be a great idea to also put all the circuit breaker/switches in a higher floor than the basement.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/30/2012 9:06:59 PM     (No. 8975675)

God bless every one of these Angels of mercy. I agree that right after each one of them is presented with a heroism award, the investigation should begin into why those back up generators failed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/30/2012 10:23:15 PM     (No. 8975842)

I'll betch'a the BU generators were in the basement! God bless Americans!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/30/2012 10:32:47 PM     (No. 8975865)

Imagine if they have not kept their cool when the power went out and then they realized the backup system had failed. God bless them all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Objectivity, 10/30/2012 11:09:27 PM     (No. 8975921)

This is a major story ......

Thank you Breitbart for highlighting true heroes the NYTimes will never acknowledge.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 10/30/2012 11:59:58 PM     (No. 8975980)

The story of their challenges and how they met them with ingenuity and courage would make a terrific and very uplifting movie.

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