Nutley Health Department Clinic to be Renamed for Angelica Costa

Costa was Deputy Director for the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1966 to 1970.

Commissioner Steven Rogers announced today that the Department of Public Affairs and Health will celebrate women’s history month by dedicating the Nutley Health Department Health Clinic in honor of Nurse Angelica (Vitillo) Costa, a Nutley resident who served as the Deputy Director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, from 1966 to 1970.

In a statement to the press, Commissioner Rogers said, “It is an honor for me to dedicate our health clinic to a woman who has distinguished herself in manyways during times of war and peace. Captain Costa is a role model for women not only who live in Nutley, but for women around the world.  Her professional excellence and trailblazing career in the United States Navy and medical field has touched the lives of countless people from the greatest generation to our generation. We now pass her legacy on to the next generation by dedicating this health clinic in her name.”

Mrs. Costa served in the military during the end of WWII through the Vietnam War. She is a 2007 Nutley Hall of Fame recipient. Nurse Costa passed away on August 12, 2002.

The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m. at the Nutley Department of Public Affairs.  Her family will be in attendance and the public is invited.


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