FirstNet AT&T sponsors health care excellence awards


Many really started calling those who work frontlines — and behind the scenes — in the health care industry heroes at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. But they’ve always been heroes.

Herald Community Newspapers and RichnerLive is partnering with FirstNet AT&T to recognize that heroism through its premiere Excellence in Healthcare Awards Gala on Wednesday, June 15. Health care professionals from across Long Island will gather at The Heritage Club at Bethpage in Farmingdale so they can be recognized for their diligence in their field andpassion for helping others.

FirstNet AT&T has been committed to public safety since 2012 when, through a public-private partnership, it created a nationwide high-speed communication network for first responders. The company established the FirstNet Health & Wellness Coalition in 2021 to organize and support the welfare of firefighters, police and emergency medical technicians, so they can keep fighting for the community, and contribute greatly to public safety.

“We look at FirstNet as the most important wireless network in the country because it’s serving our first responders,” said Anthony Postiglione of FirstNet sales executive for public safety solutions, in a release. “At AT&T, we have been long committed to serving the public safety community — we see it as both our obligation and our honor. With many of my immediate family and friends being part of the first responder field, I feel as though I’m privileged to help provide the first responders of Long Island with the telecommunication solutions that will help keep them safer in the field with the FirstNet ecosystem.”

The evening begins with a private reception exclusive to the honorees and sponsors, followed by a networking cocktail party before the dinner and awards ceremony. Honorees will be given an elegant crystal award for recognition of their dedication to the health and well-being of their community and health care facilities.

“I’m very much looking forward to the event,” Postiglione said. “Being able to interact with first responders gives us the opportunity to not only thank them for all they’ve done — and will continue to do for the Long Island community — but will allow us to get more feedback and understanding of what their current needs are in the first responder arena, and how we can continue to support.”

Tickets for the Premiere Excellence in Healthcare Awards Gala are available at Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Amy Amato at (516) 560-4000, Ext. 224, or at