LI Street Renamed ‘Heroes Way’ To Honor Plainview Hospital Workers

Sophia Hall
July 14, 2020 - 4:36 pm

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    PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A Long Island town has found a way to continuously honor the frontline workers who battled coronavirus.

    Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker says the men and women at Plainview Hospital are all heroes. 

    “Healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers fortified our community and provided the support we all needed to overcome the greatest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Drucker said in a statement.

    During the height of the pandemic, hospital employees were working endless hours to save the lives of hundreds of COVID-19 patients and to create a lasting tribute to them, Nassau County has renamed a street near the facility.

    Old County Road near the hospital will now also be known as Heroes Way.

    “The teamwork, to be able see our coworkers that had to be donned day in, day out, I think it tightened all of our strength and our friendships because I don't know how they did it I don't know how we did I'm just so proud to be part of what was done,” says nurse Barbara Carlin.

    She says she doesn’t think of herself as a hero, but she still was brought to tears by the tribute.

    Hospital Workers Street Renaming

    “We all feel that hear a word is so uncomfortable because there were others that did more but everybody that did a part is a team heroic effort,” she said.

    The renamed stretch of road is located in front of the hospital, between Kalda Lane and Central Park Road.

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