TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Terre Haute Regional Hospital is asking for the community’s help in supporting healthcare workers this holiday season.
This 2021-22 holiday season, “Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes” will last through Jan. 31, 2022 to show support.
“Healthcare heroes have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for almost two years, sacrificing time with their families, putting themselves in harm’s way, and working long hours to take care of others. We know our healthcare heroes are tired, but they continue to put others first and care for the sickest patients in our hospitals, doctors’ offices, ambulances, and all across our communities,” Jan Gannon, HCA Capital Division chief nursing executive, said. “Holiday lights provide an emotional boost to everyone who sees them. In this challenging year, these lights have become for many a sign of normalcy and hope.”
With COVID-19 restrictions also keeping family members from bedside support in hospitals, doctors’ offices and assisted care facilities, Regional’s doctors, nurses, medical teams and other support staff have had to become more than just caregivers to the sick. In many cases they have become the one supportive voice keeping them strong to fight the virus, a news release said.
This January, Terre Haute Regional Hospital and HCA Healthcare is asking businesses, communities and homeowners to Keep Your Lights Up For Healthcare Heroes through Jan. 31, 2022 to thank a healthcare hero.
To get involved, the hospital said to:
- Take a picture of your holiday lights display and post it on social media with the hashtag #LightsUp4Heroes
- Post signs in your yard showing your support for the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals who remain at the front of the fight to end this pandemic. Download this printable flyer and place it in your window or on your door to show your support for the campaign.
- Click here to learn more.