We salute our CAYUGA HEALTH SYSTEM HEROES who went down to New York City to provide needed support for New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Cayuga Health (CH) filled two Cornell Campus-to-Campus buses with of doctors, nurses and other professional staff on a medical mission to assist with the NYC COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are proud to be sending such outstanding medical professionals and true ‘Healthcare Heroes’ to assist hard hit New York City in fighting this COVID-19 pandemic,” states Martin Stallone, President & CEO of Cayuga Health. “Special thanks to President Pollack and Cornell University for providing the transportation of our teams.”
“These volunteers, and all of the health care workers at the forefront of this pandemic, are acting with courage and compassion in a situation that is both unprecedented and incredibly challenging,” said Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack. “Together with our essential workers, like police, firefighters, facilities workers, food and grocery workers and others, they deserve every support we can offer them as they help to meet the critical human needs in this crisis.”
Tompkins County Sheriff Derek Osborne assisted with the procession through Ithaca and the Ithaca Fire Department hoisted the flag in a short send-off ceremony at Cayuga Medical Center while representatives from nearby Watkins Glen International followed the procession in the NASCAR official pace car through Ithaca on its way out of town.
“We will continue to do what it takes to fight this epidemic and meet the healthcare needs of our community and beyond,” adds Stallone. “We may be a small community, but our employees have huge hearts and we know that we can step up and help out in a big way.”
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