“A Pinch of Hope”

“A Pinch of Hope”

57 Littauer Employees Receive Pfizer Vaccine

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home is proud to announce 57 of the healthcare organization’s employees embarked on a trip to be vaccinated today. In accordance with the guidance released from New York State, hospitals have been appointed “hub vaccine locations,” to safely store and distribute the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

To ensure safe social-distancing practices, three coach buses took 57 ecstatic Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home employees to the organization’s hub vaccine location at Mohawk Valley Health System’s Faxton St. Luke’s Campus in Utica, NY. During the trip, many employees wanted to share their sentiments of volunteering for their shot of the COVID-19 vaccine:

“It’s moving, to say the least,” says Stephanie Fishel, RN, BSN, and Chief Nursing Officer at Littauer. “For a little over a year, we’ve been combating this deadly virus. Now, we can optimistically look forward. I am very proud of the clinical staff that are here today, getting vaccinated with me. All this time, there has been light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel. We’ve almost reached that light, and this vaccine is going to help us get there.”

Three coach buses fill up quickly with Littauer employees outside of the organization’s new Medical Arts Primary Care Center.

“We’re all proud to represent the bigger picture here,” says Littauer’s Performance Improvement Specialist Wes McFee. “This is the beginning of a beautiful dream for a COVID-19-free community, nation, and planet. Many of us are humbled and honored to receive this vaccine.”

The Pfizer SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccines were just a small portion of what was allocated to Littauer. With the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Moderna’s vaccine, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home is set to receive 1,000 more SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks.

“Our goal is to safely vaccinate our workforce as quickly and efficiently as possible,” says President and CEO of Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, Sean Fadale. “We can expect more vaccines for the rest of our employees in the coming weeks, and many are excited to receive it. I am very proud of the employees who volunteered to receive their first dose of the vaccine. They are leading by example.”

Additionally, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home is launching a campaign on vaccination. It is called, “A Pinch of Hope.” The campaign will help educate the public on the safety and effectiveness of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccines and provide resources for the community.

Excited, Littauer employees take a “selfie” on their journey to be vaccinated.

To see pictures of Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home staff before and after their vaccinations, or for more information on the “A Pinch of Hope” campaign, visit the Nathan Littauer official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NathanLittauerHospital