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IN IT TOGETHER: NH Board of Directors share messages of support with our team

Posted Jun 5th, 2020

Our Board of Directors wanted to share, in their own words, messages of support with Niagara Health staff and physicians for the exceptional work they are doing to provide high-quality care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some of their words of gratitude and appreciation. We will be sharing more of their supportive messages on Monday.

Bunny Alexander

Bunny Alexander

I am in awe of the work that has been done by the Niagara Health staff to care for your patients and protect yourselves and our families from this dreadful virus. Not only have you influenced the disease spread within your walls, but the outreach to community in so many ways has been incredible! I hear words of thanks and praise from community members and family members daily. Thank you all for the amazing work that you do.

Ray Archer

Ray Archer

COVID-19 has brought significant changes to the world. As a new member of Niagara Health Board of Directors, I am extremely grateful and proud of the exceptional response and extra dedication by NH’s staff, doctors, management and everyone associated with combatting this pandemic. Continuous ongoing efforts by NH’s Extraordinary Team makes Niagara region a safe place to live. Keep up the great work. Stay healthy, and let’s get through these trying times.

John Bragagnolo

John Bragagnolo

Saying ‘Thank you’ hardly seems enough to express the magnitude of the appreciation and gratitude that needs to be conveyed to the entire team at Niagara Health for the extraordinary caring and great work you have provided each day during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that you do this while putting yourselves at great risk is truly admirable. As Board Chair, I have never been prouder of our organization. Please know you continue to have the Board’s unwavering support and commitment during these difficult times.

Marti Jurmain

Marti Jurmain

I am proud of Niagara Health’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 threat to our individual and collective safety and health. I am proud of all of our staff teams in every area of the health system for their professionalism, determination, and commitment to doing the very best they can in difficult and sometimes dangerous situations. Particular thanks go to our Niagara Health leadership team that has tackled all challenges with a “We-will-get-this-done” attitude and determination. Thank you all.

Ken Kawall

Ken Kawall

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed”   by Kitty O’Meara.

So while you are on the front lines helping to heal, the rest of us are dreaming of ways that we can create a new wonderful future where this never happens to us again. Thank you for your tremendous dedication and tireless efforts.

Catherine Novick

Catherine Novick

The tremendous leadership, dedication and care by Niagara doctors and all NH staff serving the broad Niagara community through this challenging time has been exceptional. It takes great teamwork. Like a fine orchestra or a great sports team, this is a terrific team. Well done, all.'

Visit the Board of Directors section of the Niagara Health website here.

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