[Photos below.] On Wednesday evening, September 2nd, the annual gathering of hospital liaisons and representatives took place at the Achiezer offices in Long Island. More than 30 attendees from nearly every hospital in NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Catskills, Westchester and Rockland County were present.
For the past several years this fledgling group which started out as a simple group of 3-4 liaisons, Hatzolah members and Bikur Cholim’s have gotten together throughout the year and tackled the incredibly difficult and pressing matters that every one of these individuals have to deal with on a daily and weekly basis. Medical care, referrals, hospital transfers, advocacy, abuse, families in crisis and tragedy, it is these individuals that from Far Rockaway to Monsey, Lakewood and beyond are typically speaking on the front lines of every emergency that a member of Klal Yisroel faces.
This particular annual gathering allows these members to collectively share ideas, protocols, exchanges and various techniques in dealing with what is typically a grueling and tedious job that never ends. Almost always these liaisons operate on a 24 hour basis with no respite time.
The liaisons gave particular thanks to Gourmet Glatt of Cedarhurst who were the sole sponsors of this event and continue to sponsor endless Chesed initiatives throughout the year.