Hoboken officials honored health care professionals at the local hospital earlier today, donating gift baskets to recognize National Nurses Day.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“This year our nursing teams went to war against an unseen and yet dangerous enemy – COVID19. Our nursing teams battled with great courage, selflessness, competence, and compassion,” said HUMC Vice President of Nursing Services Neena Philip.
“This pandemic demonstrated what we are made of … that we are a profession that rises above all challenges and that we remain steadfast, resilient, and strong. Even through our battle scars, we continue to deliver highly competent, and compassionate care to our patients with love, respect, and dignity. Such is our passion, our calling, and our duty!”
Those who participated included Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Council President Jen Giattino, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, Amy Goldman, the leader of Front Line Appreciation Group, Toni Tomarazzo, who planned and organized distributing the gift baskets – as well as Joe Barry for donating gift cards to the nurses.
“Nurses are on our front lines every day, fighting to keep communities like Hoboken safe. On #NationalNursesDay, we recognize and thank them for their courageous and life saving work. We gave a special thank you today to all of our Hoboken University Medical Center nurses and everything they do for our mile square,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla wrote on Facebook.
“I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with nurses from HUMC this afternoon in recognition of nurses appreciation day. We all truly understand the importance of having a hospital in Hoboken and there’s no better time than the present to recognize that,” Giattino added.