NYSEG Honors Healthcare Professionals With Parade At Putnam Hospital

More than 50 NYSEG field crew vehicles drive through hospital campus in display of appreciation

BINGHAMTON, NY — April 29, 2020  — More than 50 NYSEG vehicles today drove through the campus of the Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel to pay tribute to healthcare professionals.

Field crews from NYSEG, an AVANGRID company, coordinated this event to demonstrate their appreciation for those working in the healthcare field and working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

“Everyone at NYSEG appreciates the hard work and commitment of those serving in our hospitals and the healthcare professions to aid our neighbors who are fighting COVID-19, and today’s convoy of vehicles is a just one way we’ve been able to demonstrate that appreciation,” said Carl A. Taylor, President and CEO of NYSEG.

The event on Wednesday morning was preceded by a donation of 50 prepared meals by to staff at the hospital on Monday.

“We are so grateful for the support and appreciation NYSEG showed the Putnam Hospital staff this morning,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “They themselves are essential, frontline workers, and still took the time to hold a drive-by salute to our staff. Thank you for such an uplifting and inspiring act of goodwill. It truly boosts everyone’s spirits during this difficult time.”

NYSEG crews continue their work as essential employees to ensure that energy service to our homes, hospitals and businesses is uninterrupted. As part of the company’s coronavirus response efforts, personnel have been inspecting electrical circuits that provide power to hospitals and other critical facilities.

Last month, NYSEG, along with sister company RG&E, had donated 17,700 N95 and surgical masks to the state’s COVID-19 response effort to assist health care workers on the front lines.

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