We say it a lot: “At Hillcrest Healthcare, everyone matters.” It’s a mantra that is our guiding force and truly includes everyone – our patients and their families, our associates and our healthcare partners.
So, in this season of thanksgiving leading up to the New Year, our team would like to pause and thank our healthcare workers for their dedication and vigilance in keeping our communities safe and healthy.
We’ve provided high-quality, compassionate care since our inception in 1960 and that care has been amplified amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the process of balancing restrictions and regulations while providing the person-centered care that our patients deserve, our healthcare workers have gone above and beyond to be there for those we serve.
Long-term care has experienced so many changes since the spring and presented new challenges. In fact, each day brings challenges. As we take care of populations most vulnerable to the virus, we must – and we do – take every action to protect our patients.
Our healthcare workers have had to think about every action they take outside of work to decrease exposure. They endure twice-weekly testing and have had to quarantine immediately if exposed to COVID-19, even if they test negative, for 14 days.
We’ve ached for families who can’t connect in person with loved ones due to visitation restrictions. Having conversations with patients and families about visitation is always hard. Through these trials, our healthcare workers have stepped up to bring light, love and levity in every imaginable way. They have found new ways to connect patients with loved ones and activities that are safe and fun.
As this pandemic continues, we implore you to take every precaution when you’re around others to reduce the spread of disease. Please stay home and away from others if you are sick, have been exposed to or have tested positive for COVID-19.
We all have the power to save lives!
If you know a healthcare worker, please let them know how much they mean to you and our community. Our healthcare workers deserve our highest appreciation and thanks in 2020 and beyond.