SUFFERN — A hospital in Suffern is honoring employees of the facility who are veterans.
Good Samaritan Hospital has around 50 employees that served their country in various wars. They represent different branches of the military and, working in the same hospital, occupy different fields from doctors, to nurses and food service.
“I’m glad to take care of any patient but when you take care of somebody who has basically made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for their country it does make you feel very good, very special,” says Mill Etienne a Navy veteran from the War in Afghanistan.
Veterans working at the hospital say it allows them to serve their community and their country.
“I just wanted to be with them and to do what I can to return some of the things that have been given to me,” says Bernard Appel, 86, an Air Force veteran of Vietnam who volunteers at Good Samaritin Hospital.