Where in the World (Westchester ) is Matt? Blog #8

MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL NEW ROCHELLE – Compassionately Helping Those In Need During The Health Crisis.

Photo by Clare Lawrence

New Rochelle, the diverse and wonderful city that it is highly benefits from its hometown hospital Montefiore. This remarkable, caring teaching hospital opened its doors way back in 1892, and today still maintains the medical needs of the community and region. According to the skilled and able staff at Montefiore, they are working diligently to meet the needs of their communities during the current health crisis. The hospital has set several guidelines for people in the community to protect themselves:

“1. Unless you are an essential worker, stay at home.
2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
3. Impose social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet, and avoid all physical contact with others when outside your home.
 4. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
 5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and/or mouth with unwashed hands.
 6. Use a face covering, such as a scarf or a bandana, if you need to go out for essentials.
DO NOT use a professional surgical mask; these are in short supply and needed by our first responders and healthcare workers to protect themselves.”
According to officials at Montefiore Hospital, it is safe to come here as they are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of their patients and visitors. All visitors will be screened for COVID -19 at the entrances and will be turned away if they display any symptoms of the virus. They apologize to their patients for any inconvenience this may cause and assure the public that these steps are necessary to ensure the safety of all patients and visitors while Montefiore manages the crisis. The hospital directs residents of the community to call The New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065. The Montefiore Covid – 19 Hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is 1-844- 444-2819. Montefiore’s gifted and renowned President and CEO Steven Sayfer M.D, Vice President, Executive Director Anthony Alfano, and their dedicated staff are working hard to protect and keep their patients and public protected and safe. Residents of New Rochelle appreciate the ongoing vigilance and skill the doctors and nurses are putting in each day during these difficult days.
THE BRONX ZOO – Taking Care Of The Animals During The Pandemic
Since 1899, families from literally all over the world have flocked to the wonderful and legendary Bronx Zoo. This mecca for animal lovers is a unique place that features over 4,000 animals and 650 species. The Bronx Zoo is important as it has protected species in the wild, and has saved and bred animals in their keeping. It is the biggest zoo in the metropolitan area and boasts over two million visitors a year. 
One feature, among many, is that The Bronx Zoo once housed some of the few existing probosci’s monkeys from Southeast Asia. Also an inhabitant of the zoo is the critically endangered species, a female Sumatran rhinoceros. Many of the 4,000 animals are endangered or threatened, but, alas, have been bringing smiles to people of all ages for over one hundred and twenty years.
The Bronx zoo has many free exhibits and attractions, including African Plains which visitors can walk past lions, African Wild Dogs and Zebras as well as herds of Thomson’s Gazelles,  hybrid giraffes and more. Madagascar features inhabitants found on the island of Madagascar including, lemurs, Nile Crocodiles,  and radiated tortoises. Tiger Mountain is just that, a great three-acre exhibit that showcases Amur tigers and Malayan tigers. One of the four-year-old  tigers has, as explained on national news, contracted COVID – 19 but is progressing and the zoo expects a full recovery.  And most recently, eight big cats have contracted the virus.
The Bronx Zoo is temporarily closed due to the pandemic and they are ensuring their adorable animals’ safety and health at all times. Their unwavering love continues to nurture and care for the animals amid Coronavirus. The Bronx Zoo…after more than ten decades it is still going strong!
Photos – courtesy of Clare Lawrence

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