Thanking Health Care Providers
Orleans County and Stanstead Quebec first responders cheered for healthcare workers at North Country Hospital and healthcare workers did the same back to them last Monday afternoon. Dozens of police cars and firetrucks paraded by the hospital with lights on from every corner of the county as doctors, nurses, technicians and aides watched and clapped And it wasn't an isolated incident. Community members all over our state are going out of their way (but at a respectful distance) to thank health care workers and other heroes providing essential services to Vermonters.
Now, thanks to a program launched by University of Vermont Health Network and supported by VAHHS, you don't even need to leave your home to offer thanks.
You can merely go to the #ThanksHealthHeroes portal and select "Share Your Support." An easy tool will guide you through writing a message of support and/or uploading photos or art. If you're home-schooling children right now, this could be a fun project for your "students," who can learn about health care careers and express gratitude through creativity.
If you need inspiration, watch this videocreated by UVM Health Network that features selfies and video from the front line. Or listen to Governor Phil Scott's statement in support of health care workers.
At VAHHS, we have never been prouder of our health care workers and of the beautiful outpouring of support from Vermont communities for the work they do.
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