As Covid-positive patients stream steadily into hospitals, a pandemic weary Long Island can count on its own health care heroes who put their own safety aside to carry them through. Some stand out as winners of the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest.
Heroic. That is the best word to describe the selfless acts that doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have performed while bravely serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Northwell Health-GoHealth opened an urgent care center in Lynbrook, which expands its Long Island footprint to 16 communities.
Millions of people took to the streets of Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and cities and towns across the country Suaturday as parts of a Women’s March to have their voices heard by the new Trump administration on a wide range of issues, centered on the main message of women’s rights.
It’s too soon to know what Trump or the incoming Republican Congress will replace Obamacare with, but it’s not too early to discuss what’s at stake: the capability of health care providers and local hospitals to provide adequate coverage for patients, the Island's means of effectively tackling its unremitting heroin epidemic, and the sustainability and future of the region's health care economy overall—which grew by 25,000 jobs since the law was passed, with 218,000 currently employed within the health care industry throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the New York State Department of Labor.