Crozer Health Celebrated its Heroes!
Each day during May, Crozer Health celebrated Heroes Month to recognize our employees for their commitment and dedication during the past year, despite the many challenges a global pandemic threw in their way. Events were held to thank them for all they did and continue to do for their patients, the community, and their colleagues. It was a month full of recognition, gratitude, and inspiration!
The theme for Heroes Month was “Celebrating our Delaware County Neighborhood,” and it included Backyard BBQs at hospitals and outpatient sites. Staff were able to relax and mingle with their colleagues and enjoy delicious barbeque with all the fixings, and enter raffles to win exciting prizes! Crozer Health A BBQ was also held for area first responders – police, fire, and EMS personnel – to recognize the lifesaving work they do every day. For the food, we patronized local establishments that supported our frontline workers during the pandemic, including Wilson’s Secret Sauce BBQ, Dairy Cottage, and Johnny Paisanos. Employees were also treated to special soft pretzels from Bernie’s, a Delco institution, and received a Crozer Health-branded tumbler to commemorate the month.
Each week during the month, an email was sent to all staff detailing organization-wide successes over the past year, including those involving quality, patient safety, COVID-19, and regulatory and accreditation. Staff also wrote many inspiring “Thank you Thursday” gratitude submissions which were shared with all, making it clear that the Crozer Health team supports and appreciates each other! And every Friday, all employees were encouraged to dress casually, showcasing their Delco pride or favorite Philadelphia-area sports team.
In addition, leadership, patients, and members of the community participated in emotional videos where they thanked staff for being their healthcare heroes. Some Crozer Health ‘community heroes’ were also spotlighted in a video to recognize their heroic volunteer efforts outside of the workplace.
We’re already looking forward to Heroes Month in May 2022!
To see Heroes Month videos and photos, visit Facebook.com/crozerhealth.