NHC staff volunteers at one of many COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
In March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. None of us could have predicted what this would mean for our communities, our businesses, or our own families.
Over the last two years, we have lost nearly one million Americans. We’ve also lost our naivety. The country has seen its fault lines in the most glaring light:
- Individuals can only be as well as the society within which they belong.
- The most historically marginalized must be seen, valued, and empowered.
- The helpers - as courageous and mighty as they are - need our help, too.
As we enter our 12th year as an organization, and third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us find the good where we can. Babies are born each day. Partnerships are formed and dollars raised to help more of our neighbors in need.
On what is an incredibly somber anniversary, I still choose hope - fueled by the resilience of our staff. I am in awe of all that’s been achieved through their dedication and commitment to our patients and each other.
Join me in looking forward with deep gratitude for our Health care Heroes and looking back at some of NHC’s most impactful public health work from 2020.
Jeri Weeks, MBA, CEO