NEW YORK NURSE: HHC/Mayorals Special Issue 2013
NYSNA nurses were all over the news receiving well-deserved recognition for our outstanding work during Hurricane Sandy and in its aftermath. New York City Councilmember Jessica Lappin sponsored a proclamation honoring the nurses of Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital on Roosevelt Island for their valor.
Nurses at Coler made heroic efforts to care for their patients under extreme conditions. After the storm, the hospital had no power, heat, or hot water. Yet all patients got the care they needed. Not one patient was lost. Some patients had to be moved to Goldwater, but the hospital was never fully evacuated. And emergency generators from the canceled NYC marathon had the hospital running again quickly.