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Letter to the Editor generic

Dear Editor,

Wayne Memorial Hospital is blessed to be located in the midst of a community filled with such caring people. We are humbled, appreciative and overwhelmed by the ongoing generosity shown to us during this pandemic. Individuals, businesses, civic organizations, schools and churches have supported us continuously throughout via well-wishes, prayers, words of encouragement, meals, treats and personal protective equipment donations. We are grateful for your acts of kindness and compassion. 

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to fight Covid-19. The health and safety of our patients, their families and our staff members remain our top priority. We understand everyone prefers to visit their loved ones in the hospital. Yet, we need to protect our frontline workers, to allow them to be ready and available to take care of those patients in their care. It’s understandable that this change from our visitation policy, pre-pandemic, can be difficult for family members and friends of patients. Our frontliners are sons, daughters, husbands, wives, moms and dads as well. They are exposed daily to many risks and dangers in carrying out their duties. Therefore, every measure we can put into place that provides extra protection for them is essential in order to ensure their safety, their families’ safety and the continuum of care for all patients. 

Self-sacrifice is defined as “the giving up of one’s own interests or wishes in order to help others.”    Our healthcare workers are visible examples of such service. Their positive attitudes, coupled with their courage and steadfast commitment, make all the difference. 

On behalf of everyone at Wayne Memorial, and with our deepest gratitude, we say, “Thank you!” for your support. It demonstrates the strength and concern we have together as a community.  A community we are certainly proud to call home.  

Joseph P. Ierardi, CEO, Wayne Memorial Hospital

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