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Messages of support from our Board: 'You earn our gratitude every day'

Posted Jun 8th, 2020

We’re sharing more messages of encouragement and appreciation to the Niagara Health team from our Board of Directors.

The Board members wanted to, in their own words, convey their immense gratitude for all our team is doing to provide high-quality care during the pandemic.

Marylee O’Neill

While there are many unsung heroes of the pandemic, our everyday heroes remain resilient: Niagara’s Mental Health Team. These extraordinary capable and caring professionals continue to navigate the growing, exponential demand of Niagara’s mental health needs, ranging from crisis intervention to ongoing client education and community support in a challenging COVID world. We need their continued leadership and humanity now more than ever. We are fortunate to have our Mental Health Team and all our community partners dedicated to working together. Here’s to their endless compassion and creativity in finding virtual solutions and real-time help!

Murray Paton

Murray Paton

I am incredibly proud of everyone at NH and so appreciative of the untiring courage, dedication and skill that our physicians and staff have and are continuing to provide to our communities during this most critical time. In doing so every day, they have exemplified the core values of NH – Extraordinary Caring, Every Person, Every Time. These are not merely words; now more than ever they embody the heart and spirit of NH and all of its people.

Charles Rate

Charles Rate

You put yourselves in harm’s way for all of us. You keep us safe and care for us when we aren’t well. You earn our gratitude every day through your calm, compassionate professionalism. You are our heroes!

Cathy Sutherland

Cathy Sutherland

I am not only a board member but a mother of an EMS worker and every day I worry about what this is doing to him both functionally and emotionally. Even though he chose this profession, similar to our system staff. I don't believe anyone could have predicted this pandemic. This has resulted in so many changes to how we see our lives now and in the future. So thank you to our staff and the doctors for doing their very best. As a parent and not just a board member, we do care and worry about you all every day. 

Rob Tiffin

Rob Tiffin

Winston Churchill once said, “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” Thank you Niagara Health physicians, nurses, clinicians, staff and community partners for your personal investment in Canada’s greatest asset and our shared future.

Dr. Barry Wright

Dr. Barry Wright

I sit safely in my home and read about the impact that this pandemic is having on the world.  Yet, you rise up, go into work and confront it each and every day. I can only imagine the added challenges that COVID-19 has brought to you and your loved ones. My family and I send our gratitude and thanks to each and every one of you for being there when we, and all of Niagara, need you the most.  

Elisabeth Zimmermann

Elisabeth Zimmermann

Navigating through this extraordinary time has been difficult for all of us.  As we try to make sense of how best to move through the work that needs to be done, you as members of the Niagara Health team have ensured that those who are in need of critical healthcare are taken care of despite all of the uncertainty. For this, and your continued dedication to providing care, I thank you.

Read more message of support from our Board here.

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

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