Message from Governor Cuomo: How You Can Help

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Dear Healthcare Leaders of New York,

We have received the following message from Governor Cuomo. Please feel free to share this with your fellow HLNY members and professional healthcare networks.

Dear Health Professional:

We need the help of additional qualified health professionals and related professionals to supplement our hospital capacity on a temporary basis to treat seriously ill coronavirus patients including those that may need to be intubated.

If you are available, we need the following information immediately:

  • Your specific qualifications and experience
  • Date of last certification and license
  • Last date of practice
  • Role in last practice
  • Contact information including location
  • Current age
  • Would you be willing to work in other parts of New York State?
  • Describe your interest and ability to be able to provide your services to treat patients if the need should arise in the future.

Please provide these responses within 36 hours using this survey: https://www.health.ny.gov/assistance. If you have any questions please contact workforce@exec.ny.gov. Your immediate attention is necessary and appreciated.

With your help, New York State is working to protect our residents and strengthen our public health system to deal. We appreciate your commitment to the health and safety of all New Yorkers and look forward to building on our partnership.

Michael Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health, and Kenneth Raske, President, Greater New York Hospital Association, are leading this “surge project” for me and I hope you cooperate. It is as important an issue as we have ever seen.

Sincerely,

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