Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY is pleased to announce the appointment of George Zayas to the position of Safety/Security Manager. Mr. Zayas has served Rockland County for over 35 years as a law enforcement and fire and emergency services professional and will direct the hospital’s Safety Department, overseeing life safety, security and emergency management.
Mr. Zayas retired as a Detective from the Stony Point Police Department in 2015 with 30 years of law enforcement experience. During that time he served thousands of Rockland County students first as a representative of Rockland County’s D.A.R.E. substance abuse prevention education program, then a school resource officer and lastly Youth Detective.
Mr. Zayas has also been a volunteer firefighter for 35 years, serving both the Haverstraw Fire Department as a member of Lady Warren Hose Co. #5 and West Haverstraw Fire Department Volunteer Co. #2, where he served as Chief of the Department from 2010-2012. He is currently a Rockland County Deputy Fire Coordinator responsible for responding to large-scale emergencies and assisting the incident commander. In addition, he is a New York State Fire Instructor and teaches at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.
“Mr. Zayas has been an incredible asset to the safety of the Rockland community for so many years,” said Helen Hayes Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kathleen Martucci. “We are confident his invaluable expertise will ensure that all regulatory requirements for hospital safety will continue to be met.”
Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty rehabilitation hospitals, providing a range of inpatient, outpatient and specialty care to individuals recovering from brain and spinal cord injury, amputation and stroke, as well as cardiopulmonary, orthopedic and neurological disorders. The hospital is operated by the New York State Department of Health and is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information, please contact the Public Relations Department at 845-786-4225.