Nurses from Long Island headed to western NY amid COVID surge

Nurses from Long Island headed to western NY amid COVID surge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul says nurses employed by Long Island-based Northwell Health have been dispatched to western New York to help at two hospitals dealing with a surge in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. The 16 clinical professionals and two team leads are from the downstate region including the New York City and Long Island areas. They include intensive care, emergency and medical-surgical nurses and were sent to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo and the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for two weeks.

Photo: FILE – In this April 8, 2021, file photo, a Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site inside the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in the Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)