A series of important meetings between Chevrah Hatzolah and NYS State officials were held in Albany.
Chevra Hatzolah is the largest all-volunteer Ambulance Service in the United States, providing premium quality pre-hospital emergency medical treatment and transportation at no cost to all who need it, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.
The purpose of these meetings was to develop a close working relationship with members of the State legislature, brief them regarding the scope of Hatzalah’s reach into the communities that they represent, and provide an opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding for any future issues that may arise.
Private meetings were held with: Senator Marisol Alcantara of Manhattan who represents the neighborhoods of Chelsea, Clinton, Upper West Side, Inwood, Harlem, Washington Heights); Susan Grelick, Counsel and Legislative Director to NYS Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and NYS Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan, Senators Simcha Felder, Martin Golden, Andrew Lanza, Elaine Phillips and Special Assistant to the Majority Leader Avi Fertig.
A very productive meet-and-greet was hosted by Assemblymember Helene Weinstein who chairs the powerful Ways and Means Committee that was attended by:
Assemblymembers Bobby Carroll, Steven Cymbrowitz, Harvey Epstein, Dov Hikind, Charles D. Lavine, Stacey Pheffer Amato, Daniel Rosenthal, Nily Rozic, Latrice Walker, Helene E. Weinstein, David Weprin, and NYS Senator Leroy Comrie.
“On behalf of my colleagues Zelig Gitelis, Issac Unger, Yomtov Malik, and Abe Wurzberger, I want to express our sincere appreciation for the productive conversations that took place up in Albany. Everyone understands the vital and humanitarian role of every Hatzolah volunteer; we look forward to close collaborative relationships with our government officials so that we can enhance the effectiveness of our service to every New Yorker who avail themselves of Hatzalah’s emergency services,” said Isaac Stern an executive board member of Chevrah Hatzalah.
By: The Friedlander Group
Photo credit: Chevrah Hatzalah