On January 4, I was part of a team of elected officials who met with executives from Bellevue Hospital and the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC), the organization which runs our public hospital system, to discuss their ongoing recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. As part of this visit, I toured some of the hospital’s damaged facilities. Bellevue’s recovery is well underway, and I look forward to seeing it return to full service in the coming months. Both Bellevue and HHC should be proud of their speedy reconstruction after the devastation last fall. I also wish to applaud the Bellevue Community Advisory Board for the exceptional job it has done supporting the hospital and ensuring that the community stays informed of its status during this challenging time.