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URMC sends team of health care providers to support efforts in NYC

UR Medicine says that Strong Memorial Hospital is sending a team of providers downstate to support health care workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.

A group of 15 emergency medicine staff from Strong left Rochester on Sunday, traveling to one of Northwell Health’s major medical facilities. According to UR Medicine, the emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses will be working this week alongside Northwell Emergency Medicine staff caring for patients.

“Our institution is proud of these individuals for volunteering to support our downstate colleagues, who are struggling 24/7 to manage their increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients,” said Dr. Michael Kamali, the Chair of Emergency Medicine at URMC.

“At this time we are able and happy to help for a limited time,” Kamali said. “Not only can we support Northwell and provide some relief to its overtaxed system, but our team will bring back valuable knowledge that can be shared across our own community to help us prepare for the point when our own numbers increase.”

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.