Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria is ringing its bells every day at noon to thank all the employees on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Hurrahs for Heroes" was recently launched as a daily act meant to recognize all essential employees. That includes health care workers, restaurant staff, grocery store employees, and others working during this critical time.
"We plan to do this every day and we've asked our community to join in with us at noon every day to chime the bells or bang the pots and recognize our caregivers and all of our food service workers, and everyone around the community that's working to keep us safe and keep us healthy," said Sue Andersen, President/CEO of Marian Regional Medical Center.
Flora Washburn, manager of the Spiritual Care Center, says she's thankful for the community's support.
"They have made such a tremendous sacrifice in many ways and such a difference in caring for our patients, calling their families and taking care of one another," she said.
Local churches are also ringing their bells at noon to support Hurrahs for Heroes.