People say “Thanks” to healthcare workers


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — People all around the world are showing a little extra gratitude for medical personnel these days. However, due to COVID-19 and visitor restrictions, they’ve had to get creative.

“I saw a post from my friend who lives in Owensboro where they went on Sunday evening and it just kind of inspired me. We have three hospitals working the same type of shifts and so I felt like we needed to show our healthcare workers the same type of love,” said Stacey Hyslop, event organizer.

To show that type of love, Hyslop took to Facebook to tell everyone the plan. Pull into Deaconess Gateway at 6 p.m., put on your hazard lights and show your support.

Dozens of people of all ages joined Hyslop. Some brought signs and waved to the windows.

“We’d just like to thank them for what they’re doing. Not just the nurses and doctors but the people that are working in the environmental areas of the hospital, cleaning the hospital; they’re all just appreciated,” said Hyslop.

People plan to show their support once again tomorrow, April 1 at St. Vincent at 6 p.m. and again on Thursday, April 2 at Deaconess Midtown at 6 p.m.

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(This story was originally published on March 31, 2020)

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