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Message To Our Health Care Heroes

Show Riverside caregivers you care
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So much has changed these past few months. But many things have not – like the strength and resiliency of our Health Care Heroes who are committing their time, effort, and hearts to our communities health and wellness. 

Thank you to everyone at Riverside Health System — for the sacrifices you make, every day and especially during this pandemic.

To express your appreciation and gratitude for these everyday heroes, fill out your information below to share encouraging words and thank you notes. Thank you for supporting our health care heroes! Together we are Riverside Strong.
 

Franci W. writes...

"I am writing to let you know of the exemplary care that my husband received from two very special individuals in the Eastern Shore healthcare system: Mrs. Hargis and Dr. Kellam. My husband was diagnosed with acute heart failure and Mrs. Hargis listened to my husband’s symptoms and ordered what turned out to be several key diagnostic tests. Mrs. Hargis doggedly pursued the issue to determine the cause. Dr. Kellam took extraordinary care of my husband while in the hospital."

Patty C. writes...

"Thanks so much to nurse Crystal at NN Riverside. She was helpful, friendly, and encouraging. I greatly appreciate her support during my hospital stay."

Wanda G. writes...

"I have had 2 surgeries and numerous other procedures in the last six months. I could not have gone to a better facility! I was treated well by all involved and felt like I received excellent care . Thank you one and all!"

Renae B. writes...

"I had the most amazing nurse named Jenny. She was so genuinely caring and gave me such great advice for home care. She is such a blessing and I'll never forget her. Jenny, if you see this: you're absolutely incredible!!!!!"

Bianka G. writes...

“Riverside neurology is the best team ever! Absolutely love working with these people. They are supportive, understanding, cooperative and put our patients first! We are number!”

Elizabeth R. writes...

"Special shoutout to all our RMG call center team members who work so hard to answer THOUSANDS of phone calls a day. We may only be a "call center" but a huge part of Riverside's commitment to patient care and long hours of hard work that requires a tremendous amount of patience, love and care. We need to make sure to thank this incredible part of Riverside's team."

Velma F. writes...

"Thank you to my Riverside Cardiology teammates . We continue the fight together and we make it happen even though the tough times. Continue to stand strong."

Patty B. writes...

"I would like to thank all team members from Shore Home Health and Hospice for their knowledge, dedication and compassion when it comes to taking care of our patients. I am fortunate to work with such a great team!"

Tonya W. writes...

"I was in your ER yesterday and I saw so many heros walking around caring for patients. Every time I went to a different room, I told each nurse that I was Covid positive. I expected to be treated like someone with the plague. Yeah, that didn't happen. Instead, I got sweet Tonia. When I came in struggling to breathe or stand, she got me a wheelchair. Later, every time she saw me she made sure I was okay. Thank you for helping me feel safe and cared for like you would care for those you love!"

Tiffany M. writes...

"I want to thank Dr. Donaldson for being so patient and thoughtful with me. After being there for a few hours and having bloodwork done and the tube stuck in my arm I was extremely overwhelmed when it came time to attach another needle during the CAT scan. He was very reassuring and made me feel a little safer during it, and it didn’t hurt too much. It can seem like such a small thing and I imagine he does those procedures all the time, but that care and consideration mean the world to me. Thank you."

Nancy M. writes...

"Regarding Elise L., RN...Many thanks for patience and expertise in my class today with all its equipment issues. You are truly a dedicated nursing educator! I’m grateful for my connection to you! You have always been so responsive to my questions and I am very grateful! Best, Nancy"

Carrie K. writes...

"Everyday I marvel at the strength, grace and dignity in what the CARE TEAM is doing day in and day out. We acknowledge that you are so exhausted. Please know that we are with you and support you! Most importantly, we thank you!"

Diondra W. writes...

"I am thankful for working with a great team, down to the clerical team, nurses, coordinators, lab technicians, cmas, providers, supervisors and office manager. They come to work no matter the weather, social environment, etc. They all work so hard and always make sure our patients are well taken care of. It is great to not only work with such a great team but to have a team that feels like family makes it worth coming to work everyday."

Myra S. writes...

"To the RCIC-PCI teams, thanks for all your hard work. You all are incredible and do great work daily."

Lynn B. writes...

"Thank you for your courage, strength, and compassion during this time!"

Constance R. writes...

"I want to thank all of our team members at Riverside Renal Specialists. We Rock!"

Nicole A. writes...

"I just wanted to take a moment to recognize the OR staff at RRMC. We are often forgotten by our patients, but your dedication to caring for them does not go unnoticed. I am beyond thankful for all you do! We are the Riverside Care Difference!"

Jo C. writes...

"I would love to thank the staff in CVSD and orthopedics for the love and care you gave my brother. But mostly the Coronary Care Department for the love and care and support you gave my dear brother and his family this past week. Thank for helping him pass peacefully. I do not know all you guys but those I have communicated with as well as your dear doctors whom took care of Ronnie with nursing."

Chellie B. writes...

"Thank you for being a dedicated responder for everyone including my family and loved ones!"

Lisa B. writes...

"Happy RAD Tech Week to our wonderful Techs! These are some of the most hard-working individuals that I know. They provide so many services to our patients and do it with so much care and compassion. It's a privilege to work with them and I honor them not only this week but all year long."

Gabrelle V. writes...

"Thank you so much for all the services you provide us! Some of us might forget to say this, but thank you for being there always and forever. When someone asks me to think of a person who carries all their heart and love on their sleeves, I can and I must say I can speak for a few of us, it's you! Your love and kindness and care help us to get well soon. You are the best friends I could have always asked for. You are the real superheroes, you should wear capes."

Cynthia E. writes...

"To the HIMS Dept. (Health Information Management System) We are strong together. Although we work indirectly with patients. We continue to strive to make a difference through sharing, caring and teamwork. We continue to ensure patients' excellent "QUALITY OF CARE" with professionalism, integrity, empathy, sympathy and LOVE.. We are happy to be a piece of the puzzle that makes RIVERSIDE Strong."

Jan H. writes...

"Alfred works nights with EVS at RRMC and every time I see him he is working hard to keep the hospital clean. He also always has nice things to say. I appreciate his hard work with all he does. It doesn't go unnoticed."

Stacey J. writes...

"I am so grateful to the team at RBHC. You worked tirelessly during the height of a pandemic to continue to provide the best behavioral health care possible. You have been flexible in your care delivery to engage patients and families during difficult times. Thank you so much for caring for the patients, families and each other as you would care for those you love!"

Jennie B. writes...

"I cannot express how thankful I am for my co-workers in the ICU at Riverside Shore Memorial. Before the pandemic, and certainly throughout, this unit exemplifies "working together". I know when I come to work each and every shift, not only do I have their back, they have mine. There is only "we", and a unit like this only operates this well when they have a fantastic leader. I am blessed to work by your side and cannot imagine doing it with any other group of people. #ICareforyoU"

Lynn H. writes...

"Thank you to the entire team at RWRH. Your tireless effects each and every day do not go unnoticed. Our Gloucester community is very lucky and honored to have each and every one of you. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Phil. 4:13"

Amy H. writes...

"My beautiful daughter is a respiratory therapist so I am well aware of the sacrifices you are all making. Thank you very much for your efforts - God bless you all!"

Betsy L. writes...

"To the RBHC team: You are the team that cares for our patients with the most compassion and caring that exemplifies Psychiatric care. You spend time speaking with family, community members, patients, and children all with the goal of making it better for today. The entire team works together to care for each other and provide support, hugs, laughter, or whatever is needed. Thank you so much for making RBHC a better place to be."

Cindy K. writes...

"Hats off to Harlee Patrick! She has been wonderful to work with and is truly a beautiful human being, caring, sensitive, positive and just all-around inspirational. She has bent over backward to help my son, Stephen, and learn his way of communicating, etc., and never misses a beat at being there to positively interact with him."

Karen M. writes...

"Thank-you to the great therapists that I have worked with, Ann Cyptar, Jessica Smith, Rachel Cummings and Corey Sylvain! You have each helped me so much. I appreciate all your hard work."

Renita B. writes...

"Many thanks go out to all the case managers (inpatient and outpatient) here at Riverside for your tireless efforts and great care that you all provide to the patients. You live the Riverside difference each and every day. You provide excellent care to your patients and care of them as if they were your own family. Happy belated Case Managers Week. You all desire to be valued and respected. Again thank you."

Amy M. writes...

"Thank you for everything you do every day. You make our patients healthier on a nursing level and our team members healthier on a personal level. Miss working with you!"

Samantha P. writes...

"Thank you to all of the amazing healthcare workers that have worked during this pandemic. It has definitely not been easy and I'm so thankful for everything you guys have done. Keep up the good work and stay Riverside Strong."

Kettorria C. writes...

"Thank you to all the healthcare heroes that worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to give our family and friends the excellent care--- your compassion and ability to fight through this dark time is commendable & greatly appreciated. May you continue to find the strength and motivation needed to be the amazing individuals you all are."

Toni W. writes...

"Food & Nutrition Services...Thank you for your commitment to providing great food along with wonderful service. Happy Healthcare Food Service Workers Week!"

Justin H. writes...

"The level of your technical skills, personal care, and overall commitment to the profession is inspirational. You have single-handedly changed my perception of the American healthcare system. Riverside doctors are diagnostic ninjas. Whatever the ICU nurses are getting paid, they're not getting paid enough. Every thought of you is preceded by intro to Bette Midler's Wind Beneath My Wings. You make me want to be a better citizen. Thank you."

Carletha writes...

"This Hospital Staff Rocks, every department has provided awesome care for me! Thanks for loving on our community in the midst of a pandemic."

Sabrina L. writes...

"CARDIOLOGY ROCKS!! I'LL MISS YOU."

Nancy C. writes...

"Everyone that comes in contact with my husband, David, has been professional, patient with his dementia, caring, helpful and concerned for his well-being. Thank you very much for the care that you all have provided to him! God bless each and everyone of you!"

Barbra G. writes...

"Thanks to our team at RWRH and all the EVS employees 👍"

Dee Dee S. writes...

"Thank you & all the other nurses, healthcare workers, housekeepers, doctors, etc.....that have kept it going for days, months, years!"

Evette M. writes...

"This team works SO HARD. They’re responsible for facilities that never close and service that never stops. We are very thankful for you!"

James R. writes...

"Great job protection does there at Riverside. Great department I worked in Protection for 25 years enjoyed it. Keep up the great work Administration continues supporting these guys they are the backbone for Riverside."

Joanne J. writes...

"I would like to thank each and everyone of the healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, respiratory therapist and staff at Walter Reed Intensive Care Unit for their compassionate care for my mother. She is battling pneumonia related to COVID and currently in the ICU. She had both COVID vaccinations and followed masking protocols. The vaccine may have saved her life. She told me in a window visit, while grabbing one of her nurse's hands, these nurses are the True Heroes. I do agree and thank you!"

Karen J. writes...

"These words, Thank You, are two small words that mean so much to you all! I truly appreciate all that you do to help so many people. Please take care and please stay safe."

Evora J. writes...

"Hello everybody, I know the stress you must be experiencing now. Please know that I pray for you and your families everyday. Keep the mission in view that you will treat others as if it is your family member or you. May the blessings of God be upon you all."

Anna-Marie S. writes...

"To all of the SICU nurses-stay strong! You are doing amazing work each and every day! Proud mom!"

Debbie D. writes...

"[T]hank you for all you continue to do. You are an amazing team of professionals and we can't thank you enough for your compassion caring approach and all you do for your Eastern Shore community!!"

Katherine H. writes...

"The nurses, occupational & physical therapists, x-ray, mammogram, ultrasound, phlebotomists and everyone I interacted with during my cancer scare last year are phenomenal. I have a hard time remembering names, but I have especially grown fond of Isis (radiation), Juny (post surgical recovery), Meredith (Infusion Clinic), last but not least, Ashley & Rachel (Riverside Outpatient Therapy). I'm so grateful for you all!"

Sara W. writes...

"'Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened and do not be afraid, for the Lord your God goes with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9 Praying for strength and peace for you all. Thank you for what you do!"