Nassau County Legislature Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and Legislator Bill Gaylor presented more than 1800 COVID-19 service pins to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre for their hard work and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This pin is to recognize the outstanding contributions that each one of you make to this community and the residents of Nassau County. And it’s not just Nassau; Anyone who walks in those doors, you take care of the same and provide the best care imaginable. You ensure their recovery,” Legislator Bill Gaylor said. “You were asked to do way more than you ever expected to do when you signed on and we want to personally thank each and every one of you. We just want to say thank you.”
Last year, the Nassau County Legislature created this recognition to thank all the first responders and medical professionals who put their lives on the line to keep Nassau residents safe. Thus far, more than 10,000 pins have been given out to police officers, correction officers, volunteer firefighters, health department officials and others.
“Thank you to each one of you for doing critical invaluable work and risking your lives during the COVID pandemic. It is very important that we recognize your sacrifices,” Deputy Presiding Officer Kopel said. “Every one of you has done a service to this community and for that we are eternally grate and appreciative. Thank you.”