The past 12 months have been a whirlwind of change. COVID-19 has affected many aspects of our daily work routines and personal lives. We have had to re-evaluate what is “essential” and have been reminded of how much we rely on things that many of us are fortunate enough to take for granted: being together.
As I reflect on the past year at the Liberty Hospital Foundation and evaluate what has been truly been “essential” to our organization and our mission – it comes down to gratitude. So I would like to use this opportunity to thank those I am most grateful for:
Thank you to our caregivers. This past year has shown us that work of the nearly 2,000 essential workers at Liberty Hospital has never been more crucial. They are resilient and committed to providing the highest level of care for themselves and their patients.
Thank you to our leadership. In a year of growth and change, our dynamic Board of Trustees provided steadfast, thoughtful insight and support. Thank you to our President, Leisha Barry, our officers, and each member for their unique contributions. Thank you to David Feess, Liberty Hospital CEO, for his engagement and dedication.
Most importantly – Thank YOU. Because of you, our programs have made a life-changing impact on over 9,118 people over the past year. Your support made so many things possible, here are just a few:
• Starting the first full-time genetic counseling program in the Northland
• Providing critical care and support to 951 people through Patient Assistance
• Donating over 1,000 meals and snacks to frontline workers, along with medical-grade PPE, and sewing 12,000 fabric masks to keep employees and patients safe
I am more proud than ever to work with you in support of the Liberty Hospital Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of health, wellness, and care in our community. And that work matters now more than ever.
Please take some time to review our 2020 annual report and learn more about the impact your giving has had upon our community.