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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Friday May 14, 2021 - 12:56 AM
 
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VANCOUVER, Washington - To celebrate National Hospital & Healthcare Workers Week, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA honored its caregivers this evening, creating a beautiful luminary display to acknowledge the extraordinary sacrifices they have made caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The beautiful display lighted the garden path along PeaceHealth Southwest's Firstenburg Tower. Throughout the afternoon PeaceHealth caregivers prepared for the event by placing lighted LED candles in bags. 130 bags were illuminated with blue candles, each one honoring the life of a patient who died at PeaceHealth Southwest due to COVID-19. Many caregivers wrote special messages of support on the bags, acknowledging their colleagues for their selfless care for patients throughout the pandemic.

The luminary display was visible from many patient rooms, including from our COVID-19 isolation unit.

Video highlights of the event are available for download and sharing at the following links.

Luminary Daytime

Luminary Night Video

About PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center:
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a 450-bed facility located at 400 NE Mother Joseph Place in Vancouver, WA., providing comprehensive specialty care for patients in southwest Washington. For information visit peacehealth.org