Nurse Brianna Hart accepts a chocolate bar from Justin Jaycon, director of director of public and community relations, as she arrives to begin her shift.
President Ruth E. Hennessey greets an employee exiting the hospital.
Nurse Danielle Fiore receives a chocolate bar from physician liaison Allison Damiano upon entering the lobby.
Dr. Robert Carlin, associate chief medical officer, and Ruth E. Hennessy, president, share a light moment with an employee.
Nurse Jessica Juliano receives a chocolate bar from physician liaison Allison Damiano.
An employee receives a chocolate bar from hospital president Ruth E. Hennessey as he arrives for work.
A banner expressing gratitude for the efforts of the hospital's employees is displayed on the front side of the building.
In a simple expression of appreciation for the committed efforts of their staff during the coronavirus pandemic, in particular those employees working on a holiday, administrators at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip on Easter distributed chocolate bars to doctors, nurses and other personnel as they entered and exited the building during the morning and evening change of shifts. Hospital president Ruth E. Hennessey was among the administrators offering words of gratitude and support to the health care heroes serving the sick during the COVID-19 crisis.
(Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz)