St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals, Humboldt Area Foundation honor local health care workers during the pandemic

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna are launching a 3 month campaign to honor health care workers that have served the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s in partnership with the Humboldt Area Foundation.

The goal is to express thanks and gratitude to all health care workers and hospital staff that have continued to offer care all while risking getting sick themselves or taking it home to their family. Employees will receive special gifts throughout the next few months. Thursday morning Eureka Mayor Susan Seaman issued an official proclamation in recognition of all their hard work.

“During the greatest health crisis of our lifetime, the caregivers at St. Joseph hospital in Eureka have answered the call to serve their communities with reverence for human life and individual dignity. Whereas their grit, perseverance, and love during one of the worst pandemics in history is nothing short of awe-inspiring,” Seaman read from the proclamation.

Fortuna Mayor Sue Long will read an official city proclamation kicking off the campaign at Redwood Memorial Friday morning.