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November 1, 2017

For Release: Immediately

Central Hudson Trio Recognized for Aiding Residents During Medical Emergencies

Three employees of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation were recently recognized by the energy company for their quick thinking and outstanding demonstration of compassion when coming to the aid of local residents in distress. Commercial Representatives Nicole, Krista and Patrick, each on separate occasions, encountered and assisted residents experiencing medical emergencies.

“During their normal course of work, these employees took life-saving steps to help their neighbors in need,” said Michael L. Mosher, President and C.E.O. of Central Hudson.  “We are proud of their actions and their willingness to provide comfort and seek aid for others.” Mosher explained that while the employees were not specifically trained to provide medical assistance, they understood and followed though upon their duty to public safety.

Nicole was working in Ellenville, Ulster County, on Oct. 11, 2017, when she came across a man lying face down on the sidewalk. Nicole and another resident immediately attended to the man who was presumably in diabetic shock and unable to state his name. Rist offered the man a granola bar and water from her truck and called 911. The man ultimately became more coherent and was able to provide his address. With that information, Nicole was able to contact the man’s daughter, and he was brought safely home.

On October 18, 2017, Krista was working in the Town of Cornwall, Orange County, and witnessed an elderly man stumble and fall off of the sidewalk, striking his head on the pavement. Krista immediately ran to him as he lay motionless, then called 911 and continued to tend to him until emergency help arrived. “He needed help, and I’m glad that I was there to provide it,” she said. 

Patrick was driving in Beacon, Dutchess County, in June 2017, and observed a man falling and dropping his grocery bags. Patrick tried to speak with the man, but all the individual could do was point to the grocery bags. Patrick gave the man a candy bar from one of the bags and then checked him for signs of serious injury, but found none. He helped the man to his feet and walked him home, where a nurse was able to provide further assistance.

“The actions of these employees illustrate their true character, and we’re honored by their commitment to serve others,” said Mosher. “We are truly fortunate to employ such caring people.”

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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is a regulated transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 300,000 electric and approximately 80,000 natural gas customers in eight counties of New York State's Mid-Hudson River Valley, delivering natural gas and electricity in a 2,600-square-mile service territory that extends north from the suburbs of metropolitan New York to the Capital District at Albany. Central Hudson's mission is to deliver electricity and natural gas to an expanding customer base in a safe, reliable, courteous and affordable manner; to produce growing financial returns for shareholders; to foster a culture that encourages employees to reach their full potential; and to be a good corporate citizen. Central Hudson is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit www.fortisinc.com.