HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Town of Hackettstown held a street sign dedication ceremony across from Hackettstown Medical Center Friday morning to honor first responders, healthcare workers and essential workers.
“Hackettstown wanted to do something that would be long lasting,” Hackettstown Mayor Maria DiGiovanni said. “So not only today, not only tomorrow but in the future when the folks who work at the hospital, the folks who are our first responders and our essential workers go to work they get to see the appreciation everyday.”
The three signs unveiled were “Healthcare Heroes Way”, “First Responders Way” and “Hackettstown Thanks Essential Workers”.
The “Healthcare Heroes Way” signs will be placed on Willow Grove Street between Pine St and the entrance to the House of The Good Shepherd. That roadway is where Atlantic Heath System’s Hackettstown Medical Center and House of the Good Shepherd are located.
“We’re incredibly proud and grateful for this recognition for our healthcare heroes at Atlantic Health System Hackettstown Medical Center,” President of Hackettstown and Newton Medical Centers Bob Adams said.
Lauren Gonnelli, Director of Return on Investment for Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s Office, presented Hackettstown Medical Center with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition.
The “First Responders Way” signs will be placed on Miller St between High St and Lafayette St also West Moore St between Main St and Washington St where the firehouse’s are located, West Stiger St between Main St and Charles St, where the police department is located, and Maple Ave between East Plane St and East Moore St, where the rescue squad building is located.
“Hackettstown Thanks Essential Workers” signs will be placed at each entrance into Hackettstown.
The new streets were made by the Hackettstown Department of Public Works.
(Anthony Preziosi contributed to this report)