On Wednesday April 8, 2020 First responders converged on NWH grounds to show support and thank the Staff of NWH for their tireless efforts as workers started and ended their shifts.
Among the communities that had their fire departments participate included Mount Kisco, Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, Pound Ridge, Pleasantville, Millwood, Ossining, Croton-on-Hudson, Katonah, Armonk, Mount Kisco Ambulance Corps Inc., Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Katonah Ambulance, and Westchester County Police Department.
“What I find so remarkable about this is that the first responders who perpetually put themselves on the line are here to support the doctors, the nurses, the hospital staff, who are taking on that role now,” said Mount Kisco Mayor Gina Picinich. Northern Westchester Hospital Executive Director Derek Anderson said the staff was touched by the event. “You can see on the faces of the nurses and the respiratory therapists and the people leaving and coming, Anderson said. “This is really making a difference. It means a lot that they’re being supported by so many people in this community.”
As nightfall descended and people started to leave, an emergency helicopter flew over the hospital, flashing its bright lights. The fire engines responded with a few last horn honks and sirens.
Thanks to all the departments who attended.