First Responders Show Their Thanks to Stanford Health Care Workers

First responders thank medical workers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office stood alongside fellow public servants on Thursday, April 23, honoring health care workers at Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Health Care for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First responders and law enforcement lined up outside of three separate locations–Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, the Pediatric Emergency Department and Stanford Hospital–to show their gratitude as medical staff arrived and departed during the 6:15 a.m. change of shift.

Those in attendance practiced social distancing, and wore personal protection equipment, such as masks and gloves for everyone’s safety.

“The show of support and gratitude for health care workers is overwhelming,” said Molly Williams, RN, Patient Care Services. “We are all heroes trying to do our part to overcome this disease.”

The event reflects the close working relationship that exists countywide among Stanford Children’s Health, first responders and law enforcement. 

“Seeing the smiles and appreciation on the faces of the employees was touching,” said Lt. Espitia, Mountain View Police Department. “I felt a connection and unity. We are grateful for each of [our health care workers] today and every day.” 

Those in attendance included representatives from the Stanford Department of Public Safety, Palo Alto Police Department, Palo Alto Fire Department, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Foothill/De Anza Police Department, Los Altos Police Department, Menlo Park Police Department, Menlo Park Fire Department, Mountain View Police Department, Mountain View Fire Department and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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