23 years ago, I began my career here at Holy Redeemer Hospital.
I wanted to have a rewarding career... an enjoyable career... a successful career.
What I found was so much more. I found a place to call home.
A place where I can get six cheerful hellos from six smiling faces just walking down one hallway on the way in to start my day. Nurses, housekeepers, maintenance workers, transporters, aides, pharmacists.... Everyone is part of one family.
As I start my day, I can't tell you how many times I end up humming the theme song to "Cheers "
"where everybody knows your name... and they're always glad you came.."
Right now, many of those friends... my "Redeemer Family" are facing really tough times, but you wouldn't know it by watching them work. The committment, team spirit, and compassion that I see from the employees here is inspiring, and humbling especially in the face of their own financial challenges, and personal health risks before them.
Everyday they are putting their own health at risk to protect us all, and they do it without drama, without complaints. they...
JUST DO IT....
Some of those workers have been furloughed or put on limited hours, or have spouses that have been laid off. They may have extra expenses to pay for somone to take care of their children at home who aren't in school. Many are unable to make ends meet.
The Covid-19 Employee & Redeemer Family Fund was created to help those workers. Those Redeemer employees who are facing financial hardship will be able to receive tax free grants through this fund to help them through this financial crisis.
For those of you reading this story who are my family and friends, I hope you will be inspired to donate to this fund to support this group of amazing people that I work with everyday.
For those of you reading this story who are physicians affiliated with Holy Redeemer, I know that you and your patients have had similar experiences at Holy Redeemer. I would ask you to give generously to support those who support us. Our goal from our community of physicians is to see 100% participation.
Please pass along this link to others you believe would also help. Help us to make a difference for so many people in need.