Braving the Snowy Streets: VNSNY Staff Share Their Firsthand View of January 4, 2018 Blizzard
“When the obstacles are the greatest, that’s when our care providers are at their best,” says Susan Northover, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services. During yesterday’s brutal winter storm, our staff once again went above and beyond for the New Yorkers who count on them. With the area pounded by winds reaching 50 miles per hour, patches of thunder and lightning, and up to a foot of steadily falling snow, Governor Cuomo declared an official state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. As always, though, our brave and dedicated VNSNY nurses, therapists, social workers and home health aides did not miss a step, traveling by mass transit, car, and on foot—and even by bicycle!—to reach the patients and clients who depend on them.
While the snow continued to pile up throughout the day, VNSNY staff also kept their sense of humor intact and their smartphone cameras at the ready. VNSNY colleagues from across our service area share their often funny, and always inspiring, firsthand view of what it was like to be out in the snowy wilds of New York in yesterday’s blizzard. Many photos come from our veteran caregivers, who have weathered numerous such storms over the years—adding yet another memorable page to their career histories.