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Langone Was Patient at Namesake Hospital Amid Evacuation

Kenneth Langone, the billionaire chairman of New York University Hospital, said he was recovering from pneumonia at NYU Langone Medical Center and had to be evacuated after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power.

“The backup generators failed, it’s that simple, but the story here is the magnificence of the effort of all of our people and what they did,” Langone, 77, said yesterday in a phone interview from his Fifth Avenue apartment. “Just think of the effort to bring down 200 and some patients and they did it, and they did it all night long.”