In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, on Tuesday evening Pier Morgan invited Dr. Bret Rudy of NYU Langone Medical Center to share his dramatic story of an emergency evacuation less than 24 hours prior.
As the medical facility lost power and the generators failed, Rudy and the rest of the hospital's staff were forced to transport 64 patients to Mt. Sinai in the middle of the night.
"It's who they were helping that really I guess catches the eye," explained Morgan. "Four newborns, on respirators, carried down nine flights of stairs as nurses manually squeezed the bags to get air to these babies."
Using the "Piers Morgan Tonight" platform, Rudy detailed the current conditions of the babies:
"I think by great teamwork, and by really focusing on patient safety, all the children were transported safely and made it to the receiving hospitals without any incident, which is what we were intending to do."
Despite this being a situation unlike any the hospital had ever encountered, the doctor told Morgan his team was ready:
"We're always prepared for any emergency with any baby so every staff is trained to be able to bag a baby in order to keep them well-aerated and oxygenated and that's why – through the use of our very highly-trained nurses, physicians, and assistants – we were able to get all these babies to the receiving hospitals very, very safely."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Rudy opens up about the state of all the patients one night since Monday's heroic evacuation.
» Follow Piers Morgan Tonight on Twitter