December 07, 2021
Richmond, VA – HCA Virginia is asking the community’s help to show their support for all frontline healthcare workers this holiday season. This 2021-22 holiday season, Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes through Jan. 31, 2022 to show your support.
“Healthcare heroes have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for almost two years, sacrificing time with their families, putting themselves in harm's way, and working long hours to take care of others. We know our healthcare heroes are tired, but they continue to put others first and care for the sickest patients in our hospitals, doctors' offices, ambulances, and all across our communities,” said Jan Gannon, HCA Capital Division chief nursing executive. “Holiday lights provide an emotional boost to everyone who sees them. In this challenging year, these lights have become for many a sign of normalcy and hope. And it’s not just HCA Virginia staff, but healthcare workers across Virginia that deserve our continued community support.”
With COVID-19 restrictions also keeping family members from bedside support in our hospitals, doctors' offices, and assisted care facilities, our doctors, nurses, medical teams and other support staff had become more than just caregivers to our sick. In many cases they have become the one supportive voice keeping them strong to fight the virus.
This January, HCA Virginia is asking businesses, communities, and homeowners to Keep Your Lights Up For Healthcare Heroes through Jan. 31, 2022 to thank a healthcare hero for helping defeat this virus and end this pandemic.
Getting Involved Is Easy
- Take a picture of your holiday lights display and post it on social media with the hashtag #LightsUp4Heroes
- Post signs in your yard showing your support for the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals who remain at the front of the fight to end this pandemic. Download our printable flyer and place it in your window or on your door to show your support for the campaign.
- And, if you know a healthcare worker personally, be sure you take the time to recognize them for their work.
- Visit Keep Your Lights Up to learn more.
Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes and make a difference in the lives of our tired, but dedicated, healthcare professionals who are still showing up every day to care for us.
About HCA Virginia Health System
As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 27 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, three urgent care centers, and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. The private, tax-paying hospital system is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $105.7 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $88.9 million in taxes annually. HCA Virginia hospitals include Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, LewisGale Cave Spring Emergency Room, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, and LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, Reston Hospital Center, StoneSprings Hospital Center and Dominion Hospital. Learn more about HCA Virginia, visit one of the individual hospital links above, or follow each hospital on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Visit HCA Capital's Keep Your Lights Up page for these resources to help with your stories:
- Campaign graphics
- Video of Jan Gannon, HCA Capital Division chief nursing executive, talking about the campaign. (You may use this for sound and video for your stories)
- Hashtag #LightsUp4Heroes
- Yard signs
- Facebook frames
- And more