Editorial

Hospital Week honors front-line healthcare workers

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Youíll find little news in this paper, on broadcast, cable or internet that isnít affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

This year is a chance to go beyond simple lip-service to honor healthcare workers on the front line of the pandemic fight.

National Hospital Week 2020 honors thousands of area health care workers who are risking their own health to care for their patients.

At Community Hospital, for example, 300 employees are working hard to care for patients in McCook and surrounding communities.

As every hospital and person involved in keeping our communities healthy knows, health comes first.

Stakes have never been higher than this year, when front-line health care heroes fight valiantly each and every day to protect and preserve the health of our entire nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever, this important week gives us all the opportunity to salute those working for hospitals: physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, environmental stewards, administrators and so many more, for their unwavering service, sacrifice and courage during this pandemic.

Check out special page 7 today on National Hospital Week, and page 11 today on Mental Health Awareness.

And, while youíre online, search #HospitalWeek for special recognition and information about hospital workers, and #SolidarityAt8 to show your support.

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