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A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

4 Nurses in PPE post in front of hospital

May 8th, 2020 Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Town Board recognize nurses and all healthcare workers during National Nurses Week, May 6th - May 12th.

Nurses and all healthcare workers are our heroes," said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "They have risen to this unthinkable challenge in extraordinary ways and without thinking twice, traveling from around the country to heal the sick," said Supervisor Carpenter.
At the end of the 19th century, “The Lady With the Lamp," or as she is more widely known, Florence Nightingale, founded modern nursing.

Thanks to her strict use of hand-washing and hygiene practices while caring for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War, Nightingale and her helpers reduced the death rate from 42% to 2%, ushering in nursing as we know it today. Beginning May 6th-May 12th, we recognize the important role nurses play in our lives by celebrating National Nurses Week.

"While new cases of COVID-19 are on the decline, we should not let our guard down. We are not out of the woods yet," said Supervisor Carpenter. "We must remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times, and only leave our home when necessary," said the Supervisor.
A closeup of a nurse in PPE with a thank you sign behind her
Southside Hospital nurses, L-R Christina Blau, Ralph Civello, Julie Martusciello, Director of Nursing and Melissa Andresen. Good Samaritan Hospital RN, Kathleen Cleary.


Click HERE to visit the Town's COVID-19 Information page.