NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Recently more than 50 administrators and staff from Sound Shore Health System (SSHS), that includes Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC), Mount Vernon Hospital, Schaffer Extended Care Center and Hopfer School of Nursing, joined the City of New Rochelle’s Thanksgiving Parade – a tradition that ushers in the Holiday Season and showcases camaraderie and good cheer. The City’s trolley float carried a number of the SSHS staff and their children while others marched behind the “Season’s Greetings” banner to the cheers of enthusiastic parade goers.
Before the parade start, Sound Shore’s contingency gathered on in the Goldstein Auditorium on the SSMC’s campus for a continental breakfast. Then, wearing matching logo sweatshirts, the staff boarded a bus for the short ride to the staging area and their enthusiastic walk through the streets of downtown New Rochelle.
Having opened its doors more than a century ago in the “Queen City of the Sound”, Sound Shore Medical Center has provided vital healthcare for New Rochelle and the Sound Shore region since its founding. SSHS staff members greatly enjoyed greeting residents and offering Holiday cheer. While staff is often seen providing community outreach through health fairs, screenings and support groups, the parade participation shows another facet of their community spirit and a deep commitment to those they serve.
President and CEO of Sound Shore Medical Center, John R. Spicer said, “Walking in the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade is a tradition for Sound Shore, and one that is greatly anticipated.” He concluded, “It is a wonderful community event – the enthusiasm is contagious.”
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