Chicago police officers honor University of Chicago Medicine healthcare workers

[MUSIC PLAYING] Our University of Chicago Police Department showed up in full force with some of their partners in the Chicago Police Department to really acknowledge all of our healthcare workers here at University of Chicago. It really provides such an amazing start to our Nurses Week Celebrations.



We wanted to show our appreciation for the work that's being done during the pandemic. 

This hospital is the center for us where we bring everything to, everything we deal with. And on top of this pandemic, they've risen to the occasion and done an unbelievable job, day in and day out, and this is just our way to show some appreciation of what they do.


It's such a great way for our other first responders in the community to really show support for the healthcare workers during this time. You know, you can see everyone has their mask on, but they are smiling ear to ear. Lots of cell phones out taking pictures, texting their families, and saying, "Can you believe that this was done for us?" So it's really such a nice way to show support to each other.


It's fantastic -- fantastic. Again, they're giving so much of their time away from their families to be on the frontlines of this pandemic to make sure that our city pulls through this.

This is when we step up. This is when everything counts.


Officers from the Chicago Police Department and the University of Chicago Police Department joined other University of Chicago Medicine staff to show their appreciation for UChicago Medicine's healthcare workers and support staff.

The 'thank you' event took place over the 7 p.m. shift change on Wednesday, May 6, and marked the kickoff to National Nurses Week, which is held annually between May 6 and May 12, the birthdate of modern nursing founder Florence Nightingale.