A team of 15 emergency medicine workers from Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital traveled to the New York City area Sunday to begin working at one of Northwell Health’s medical facilities.
“Our institution is proud of these individuals for volunteering to support our downstate colleagues, who are struggling 24/7 to manage their increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients,” said Michael F. Kamali, M.D., chairman of Emergency Medicine at Strong.
The group included emergency medicine doctors, registered nurses and physician assistants, Kamali said.
“Not only can we support Northwell and provide some relief to its overtaxed system, but our team will bring back valuable knowledge that can be shared across our own community to help us prepare for the point when our own numbers increase,” Kamali said.
Northwell’s 24 hospitals include Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, but nearly all of the rest are in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.
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