SMC nurses and staff have been battling the elements to administer COVID-19 vaccines and perform tests for staff, first responders, and the community despite the winter weather.
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor ice has prevented the staff from continuing to inoculate the public. Temperatures have dipped into the 20s and snow has fallen at least five times.
“No matter what the weather, our staff continues to serve the community with smiles on their faces and compassion in their hearts,” said Jane Oates, Associate Vice President of Operations.
“We are so grateful to the entire COVID-19 vaccine team,” said Dr. Tammy Torres, CEO. “There are many moving parts that have come together through diligent teamwork to make our vaccination and testing process successful.”
Dr. Torres said the public has expressed their gratitude with letters, messages, and even donations.
“One family gave a $100 donation to the hospital in honor of their great experience,” Dr. Torres said.
Many patients have also taken to social media to show their appreciation.
“Thank you for your well-organized vaccine process,” said Monroeville’s Judy Iannotti through Facebook. “The staff was so organized. I really appreciate the service.”
Robert Tonden of Pennsville posted, “My wife and I received our vaccine. The staff was excellent. My wife had to go into the tent because of past allergies and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Thank you.”
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