On Monday, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare launched a community-wide appreciation campaign called HeroCare, which honors, thanks and highlights healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to LPDS Healthcare officials, the campaign provides ideas for supportive gestures that can be made from homes or businesses to recognize healthcare workers.
“Many in our community have asked what they can do to help or show support to the selfless women and men in our hospitals who are caring for patients every day during this pandemic,” David Shimp, chief executive officer of Del Sol Medical Center, said. “Through this HeroCare campaign, we have identified ways for the people of El Paso to salute these healthcare heroes from our homes, yards, cars and businesses. They protect us with healthcare, and we’ll thank them with HeroCare.”
Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare has created posters—in English and Spanish—available for people to download and post on their windows. The healthcare system is also encouraging people to string lights in the shape of a heart on their homes and/or businesses as an additional way to show appreciation.
“As we dutifully wash our hands and work from our dining tables and living rooms—enduring social distancing and new grocery habits—these women and men suit up every single day and put themselves on the frontlines of the biggest public health emergency of our lifetimes,” Don Karl, chief executive officer of Las Palmas Medical Center, said. “HeroCare is a small way for us to say thank you.”
To participate in the campaign, people can visit the website to download a HeroCare poster or learn more about other ways they can show their support for healthcare workers.