Lenox Hill Hospital
- Two Lenox Hill Hospital nurses created a program so their patients could vote on Election Day this past Tuesday, the New York Post reported.
- Many of the patients were hospitalized for last-minute emergencies or in labor, so they couldn’t physically leave the hospital to complete their ballots.
- For hospitals without voting programs, the best way to vote while hospitalized is through emergency medical absentee voting.
Nurses Lisa Schavrien and Erin Ainslie Smith wanted their patients’ voices to be heard on Election Day, even if they were unable to physically leave the hospital. So the two Lenox Hill nurses, along with a 20-person volunteer group, came together to help patients cast their vote this past Tuesday, according to the New York Post.
The volunteers headed into New York’s five boroughs to submit the applications, retrieve ballots, and bring them back to the hospital. After distributing the ballots, the volunteer team ran back to the boroughs to submit patients’ votes before the polls closed.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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