Bayonne Honors Emilia Cruz, RN For Her Work As Volunteer Vaccinator

 Honoring a local vaccine volunteer:  The City of Bayonne and the County of Hudson are honoring Emilia Cruz, RN for her service as a volunteer vaccinator.

L to R – Dr. Vijay Singh, Suzanne Cavanaugh, RN, Emilia Cruz, RN, Mayor Jimmy Davis, Trina Boyd-Clyburn, Director of Nursing.

Bayonne Vaccination Volunteer Honored By City and County

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the County of Hudson and the City of Bayonne are honoring Emilia Cruz, RN, for her service as volunteer vaccinator at Bayonne Medical Center.  Mayor Davis said, “Emilia Cruz called the City Hall nurses in the very start of the COVID vaccination clinic to offer her assistance on her time off to volunteer giving vaccines to Bayonne residents.  She works just about every day she has off helping in the clinic, putting her expertise to work for the people of Bayonne.  Emilia is truly worthy of being honored.”

Mayor Davis continued, “For Women’s History Month, the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs sought an honoree from each municipality who has served on the front lines of service during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Thanks to Emilia’s efforts, numerous Bayonne residents will be protected from the virus.”

The honoree is a long-time Bayonne resident who has been a nurse for more than thirty years.  Originally from the Philippines, Emilia Cruz has been at Bayonne Medical Center for over twenty years.  She spent many years in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and serves currently as a Recovery Nurse at Bayonne Medical Center.  Nurse Emilia is a single mother of three children.  She is known for helping her fellow nurses and mentoring younger colleagues.

Ms. Cruz will be featured in a video with other honorees from around Hudson County.