All across the Bay Area, grateful community members are sending messages of love to our caregivers. From roadside signs of thanks, meal deliveries, chalk art and flowers, this spontaneous outpouring of love and support has been moving for Sutter Health employees on the front lines.
It’s funny how something so simple can strike such a strong chord.
Children at Sutter Health hospitals across the Valley have found creative ways to thank our healthcare heroes and brighten the days of those working to help keep their communities safe during a time of great uncertainty.
"The love is real!" That is what struck nurse Nathanael Blaustone after leaving another long shift at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital — the 9th in 10 days. "It’s funny how something so simple can strike such a strong chord. It feels like our whole community is reminding us we aren’t alone. Thank you for showing your love in so many wonderful colors for us to see each and every day."
At Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, children around the area helped put together Easter egg baskets for the employees, each with a note saying, “Dear Healthcare Heroes, we appreciate everything you are doing to keep our community safe! Keep up the great work! #SAFHStrong #TeamSutter.”
Additionally, another group of neighborhood kids coordinated an art project to decorate bags that SAFH staff receive with a mask when they arrive to work. A total of 500 bags were decorated, and more are on their way.
In Sacramento, Girl Scout Troop 2399 dropped off close to 9 cases of delicious Girl Scout cookies at the hospital for Sutter’s essential workers to enjoy while they do everything they can to help their community.