Thank You to Our Heroes

[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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that’s spreading rapidly throughout our city, state and nation. They are putting themselves in the path of this virus — in Chicago and around the world — in this unprecedented crisis. Our doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable populations. 

Thank you — from everyone at UChicago Medicine and Ingalls Memorial — for the sacrifices you make, every day and especially during this pandemic. Your dedication, commitment and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration. Your service to patients is saving countless lives and making thousands of differences. 

To express your appreciation and gratitude for these everyday heroes, visit Facebook.com/UChicagoMed and use #ThousandsofDifferences to share encouraging words, artwork and thank you notes.

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