Nurses from the Westchester regional office of Visiting Nurse Service of New York were honored recently for their efforts to bring home care to people throughout the region in the aftermath of Hurrican Sandy.
More than 5,000 nurses, home health aides, rehabilitatio therapists, social workers and others fom the organization, including many from Westchester, cared for those in need, even as their own homes were without power or damaged because of the storm.
“Our staff was often the sole lifeline for thousands of New Yorkers,” said Mary Ann Christopher, chief executive officer. “Even when our own homes were ravaged, the indomintable spirit of our mission-driven employees helped bring our storm-ravaged city back to its feet. With gratitude, we honor this spirit and commitment to care – despite extraordinary obstacles.”
The largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care in the nation, Visiting Nurse Service of New York serves more than 30,000 in the region.