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MTA boosting service as NYC begins coronavirus reopening

From: New York Daily News
The New York Daily News has included an image of VNSNY RN Ruth Caballero in an article entitled, "MTA boosting service on city buses, subways, LIRR and Metro-North as NYC begins coronavirus reopening." The piece is an overview of Metropolitan Transportation Authority head Pat Foye's 13-point plan to resume public transportation services, as phase one of the city’s COVID-19 reopening plan begins for 8.3 million daily riders who are eager for pre-virus service.
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Connecting with Veterans During the Pandemic

WNBC-TV has featured VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care Veterans Program Supervisor Joseph Vitti in a Memorial Day segment that highlights how VNSNY's Veterans Program is helping vets during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this piece, Vitti can be seen assembling and distributing care packages bound for senior living facilities. Vitti is also shown conducting a virtual VNSNY Recognition Ceremony for a veteran who is receiving VNSNY Hospice Care.
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Nurses Caring for COVID-19 Patients at Home

From: WNYW-TV Fox 5 News
In celebration of National Nurses' Week, WNYW-TV (Channel 5) has featured a segment with VNSNY Home Care nurses Cidric Trinidad and Nancy Girlando. The piece spotlights the inspirational efforts of home care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vital role they play once patients return home from the hospital.
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Caring for Recovering COVID-19 Patients

From: WCBS-TV Channel 2 New York
CBS 2 New York has featured VNSNY RN Michael Guglielmelli in a segment for National Nurses Week. The segment, "Home Care Nurses Admit Emotional Toll On Them Has Been High During Coronavirus Pandemic," spotlights the role that home care plays in helping patients recover from COVID-19 after hospitalization. Despite concerns for their own safety, Guglielmelli demonstrates the dedication and determination that VNSNY home care nurses and other workers bring to their jobs as they help those who have fallen ill recover at home.
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VNSNY on the Front Lines of Fighting COVID-19

From: WNBC-TV Channel 4
WNBC-TV Channel 4 has featured VNSNY Home Care nurse Cidric Trinidad in a breaking news story following Governor Cuomo's announcement that while occurrences of COVID-19 continue to decline in NYC, a high percentage of new cases are now coming from homes where multiple residents live close together. In the segment, nurse Trinidad conveys the importance of educating patients and their family members about taking proper COVID-19 safety precautions, including how to use proper PPE to minimize the spread of the virus.
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Gay Nurses Bring It Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

From: Gay City News
Gay City News has featured VNSNY LGBTQ Program Director, Arthur Fitting, and RNs Cidric Trinidad and Mike Guglielmelli in an article that highlights the pivotal role LGBTQ nurses play delivering home care to patients with COVID-19 symptoms and educating families in safety measures that can prevent further spreading of the virus and ensure a full recovery for the patient.
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