Messages of Gratitude from our Community

Messages of Gratitude from our Community


Banner Health has been a leading voice and care provider in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We stand united in ensuring a safe future for our community.

We asked our patients to share their messages with us during this unique time, so that our team members and those close to us may find support in what turned out to be an overwhelming display of gratitude.

We received over 2,000 heartfelt responses. These are a few of our favorites. Join us in saying thank you to our HEALTHCARE HEROES.

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“I hope you’ve all heard it thousands of times by the time this reaches you. Know that every single thank you is deeply heartfelt. You are, every one of you, champions of courage and a testament to the best attributes of this human race. As thousands before me — and thousands after — will repeat: Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

- M J S

“I want to thank you for all you’re doing to help during this pandemic. I know when you chose to go into healthcare there was no way any one could predict this would happen, but it has, and you’re committed to helping people get well. My family and I appreciate all your long hours, the risks you're taking and pray for you every day. I hope every one of you stays well. Thank you for your sacrifices for the rest of us. It takes people with a lot of empathy to do your job. Words don’t express my gratitude for all you’re doing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

- Theresa M.

“To all our brave, dedicated, caring, compassionate health workers and support staff, thank you! Your selfless work and sacrifice are truly HEROIC. You are not forgotten. You are angels on earth and you, and your families are in our daily prayers. We pray for your safety and for the strength you need as you endure this pandemic. God bless you!”

- The Gibsons

“Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for your professional work ethic, immense courage, and profound humanity that you are tirelessly displaying in this global unprecedented time! My daughter is an RN on the East Coast and this pandemic has had an adverse impact for us ALL. Thank you for your tireless and unwavering ethical commitment as well as the grit and tenacity that you display each day!”

- Liz R.

“The world’s biggest HEROES these days wear scrubs. Thank you for your dedication to the war against the virus.”

- Beverly

“Thank you to all you hard working dedicated Saints and Angels. I pray for you all every day and know that we would all be in serious trouble without you. Thank you for your time, talent, efforts, dedication and hard work. Be safe stay healthy and know that millions love and appreciate you all. Thank you.”

- Danny P.

“Janitors. Food service workers. Techs. Volunteers. Nursing assistants. Administrators. Nurses. Pharmacy. Radiology. MDs. All the people I haven’t mentioned. So much hard work. So much care. We appreciate you. Words don’t do enough, but we do and simply said, we’d be dead without you.”

- Steve Z.

“You decided to become a health care worker because somewhere in your heart you wanted to help others. But I’m sure that you never thought you would be part of this nightmare. Thank you. Where would we be without you remaining brave, professional, and true to that heart call you received long ago? WE ARE WITH YOU! Remember this when you don’t have time to eat or pee; when you can’t deal with one more anything; when you say to yourself a few more hours; when you remember you have family at home that you miss so much. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU! You take care of them and we promise to take of you.”

- Linda J.

“We are volunteers at your hospital, and we miss everyone. We can’t wait till were all back together. We thank you for everything you do for everyone. Please take good care of yourselves and your families. We are all praying for you! Virtual hugs!”

- Karen & Bob L.

“As a veteran I know what it feels like to be placed in harm’s way. Your duties and skills are very much appreciated by the millions of people who you serve and save. Be safe and strong. Years from now you will look back upon this and feel pride in yourself for being a part of “what made a difference” during a pandemic time.”

- L.W.L.

“To all my wonderful doctors, nurses, friends, that work at Banner Hospital. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for going to work each day. You were my HEROES before this happened and I say a pray for you every night that you do not get this virus. You are all so dedicated and so kind. Know that I am thinking of you and your families during this troubled time and forever grateful for everything you do for so many people each day. Bless you all.”

- Valrae W.

“To all who are working in hospitals and clinics. I am an Air Force Veteran who sometimes hears “Thank you for your service” in certain locations and at certain times of the year. Most veterans that I know, including me, try to avoid too much of this. We signed up and raised our right hand and swore an oath knowing the possible dangers. It was our duty - thanks or no thanks. I wish to extend to all of you a very hearty Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You signed up to save lives, to do no harm, to offer comfort! You did not know you could possibly be endangering yourselves, and you still show up! Thank you to all of you! God Bless every one of you and may the angels protect you and your families always!”

- Rosana C.

“These are the times where we realize the most in humankind. You exemplify the best of the human spirit. You took an oath to give the best care to those who are in need. You sacrifice your health, your heart, your home and your life to assist and give others health. The Master Healer understands your oath and commitment. Whether you believe or not is my personal testimony that you are His angels. He works through your hands, eyes, ears and hearts. He inspires and directs your actions whether acknowledge or not. You give and He lifts. We pray and you go to your shifts. You create and make do. He blesses and seeks out blessings to share with you. THANK YOU is not enough, but it is all I have to give. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!”

- Elinor B.

“Dear Banner Health Doctors, Nurses and Staff, I just wanted to let you know how proud I am to be one of your patients during this COVID-19 crisis. I believe you have my healthcare needs in your minds all the time and I’m treated with compassion and respect by all of you. You’re the best and you’re all HEROES in our community. Thank you for who you are and what you do every day.”

- Owen C.

“Your selfless sacrifice to care for the sick during this virulent pandemic is humbling to me and greatly appreciated. Thank you! May God be your refuge, strength and help!”

- Carol L.

“To all healthcare workers, thank you for all you’re doing during this pandemic, and always, to ensure the health of your patients and the public. We know many of you are sacrificing being with your own families. Your commitment does not go unnoticed. We appreciate you! We love you! We’re praying for you!”

- Tom and Jeanine S.

“The First Responders, the front line, like the First Marine Division. First to go in last to come out. TRUE AMERICAN HEROES! The Best of the Best. The entire nation owes you a TREMENDOUS debt of gratitude and much more!”

- Tom J.

“My wife and I want to express our sincere appreciation for your service in this time of pandemic. Your dedication to duty is outstanding in your care for patients which puts you at risk. Our heartfelt prayers are that you remain safe as well as your families. As a retired volunteer fireman and ambulance driver I truly have some idea of your call. But you go far beyond where I and my fellow volunteers went. We could see what endangered us. You are fighting an invisible killer while struggling to have the protective equipment you so desperately need. We pray that you remain safe in your profession.”

- Don and Joan L.

“What can my words say to you all that can begin to let you know my heart is full of love and appreciation for your dedication and caring for those who need your hands seeing to their needs at this time and always. May God bless you and keep you strong and in good health. Much love!”

- Margie

“Dear healthcare workers - we know how tiring your work is, how you put yourself first before everyone including your family so you can be at work to care for all of those in need. Know we love and appreciate you for what you do and for choosing the field you are in to care for others! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏 ❤️❤️❤️ 💙 💙 💙”

Anonymous submission

“I hope this email finds you well. As a first responder I can honestly say I know how you feel. I pray each day for you all. I have a very soft spot in my heart for you all and Banner because I birthed my three kids there. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Please continue to be safe and thank you for saving the lives of our families. The upmost respect and love.”

- Heather V.

“The nation and the world are in awe of the dedication and caring that all of your health care workers, as well as all of the people behind the scenes, show every day in this time of crisis and medical peril. You’re working in exhausting conditions, with such emotional stress and physical risk, and without proper equipment. Yet still you persist. We are grateful for you every day!”

-Gail H.

“I would like to thank you personally…. for all that you are doing to help COVID-19 patients. In times like these, we realize and appreciate more than ever, your continued care for our country and beyond. I know many of you have families and maybe living somewhere away from them, only to help prevent them from potentially getting the virus. You are sacrificing a lot, not only for others, your family, friends and yourself. Words cannot express the thanks we all have for you. You are in our hearts and prayers. Thank you for what have done in the past, what you are doing today, and what you continue to do in the future. You are the true HEROES. God Bless you all and stay safe at all time. Because of you, we will come out of this strong, and hopefully more appreciative/respectful to one another.”

- Jeff & Tanya B.

“I want to thank all of the doctors, nurses and all of the wonderful staff that works so long and tirelessly to take care of all of us when we are sick. With this new challenge that comes into your life, you’re still there taking care of all of us. You have sacrificed everything for the good of mankind. You give up time with your family and friends. You put your lives on the line for people you don’t even know.”

Anonymous submission

“Nothing is as scary as something with no vaccine or cure. Thank you for being so brave. Please keep safe and keep up the good life saving work.”

- Jim B.

“THANK YOU for everything that you are doing to help those in need. It has been a long battle for all of you and the people that you are caring for. We are all hoping that things get better soon. Please take care of yourselves and be safe!”

- Marcella E.

“Dear Men & Women on the frontlines: Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for all you’ve done, are-doing and will continue to do as you work to save and comfort those battling this virus. We pray that God keep a hedge of protection around you. (Isaiah 41:10)”

- Ken & Laura R.

“We are so grateful for the selfless souls that have been working long hours, non-stop, to make sure folks are taken care of in the healthcare system. You are our HEROES and HEROINES! We are blessed to have you. THANK YOU!”

- Cathy

“Dearest healthcare workers of Banner, I, my family, the community, and the entire world are extremely grateful for your relentless strength and courage to battle the coronavirus and for doing whatever you can to help people who have unfortunately gotten sick with it. You are putting yourselves at risk every day on the job for us. I have much admiration and respect. Each one of you are helping us get one step closer to ending the shockwave of this troubling virus. I hope this message can serve as an extra ounce of much-needed encouragement and energy.”

- Meggie T.

“Thank you to the true HEROES of the pandemic! Your tireless, selfless dedication to the health and welfare of the public during this trying time is truly amazing! Thank you for all your hard work, caring and sacrifices. You are true saints! Thank you and God Bless you all!”

- Janet C.

“We know that this is a hard time for everyone. But you all are the rock of the world. Without you on the front lines it’s hard to know what this world would look like. We have always had a great admiration for everything you do. There are never enough ways to say THANK YOU. Stay safe and remember you are always in our prayers.”

- Ron R.

“I would like to thank all of you with all my heart. You are true HEROES that put your own health second to helping others. As a 69-year-old woman with diabetes I am happy to know we have wonderful people out there to help when needed. Continued health to all of you. Sending love and prayers!”

- Nancy

“I cannot imagine the courage and dedication it takes to put yourselves at risk day after day to help people. It is incredible! I can assure you that I am trying to do my part by keeping myself my friends and family from overwhelming all of you. Thank you very, very much.”

- Bill B.

“I would like to say thank you to all of you brave and amazing people who risk your health and lives every day to take care of all who need you. Your continued amazing work to help the community through this time is greatly appreciated. You are all true HEROES! I am grateful to you all.”

- Lynda G.

“We appreciate your courage, unselfishness, and determination. Wishing we could hug all of you in person. However, please accept our virtual giant hugs.”

- Dan and Charlette

“Each of you has our highest respect for putting your lives on the line every day while serving the people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you and may God bless each of you and your families.”

Anonymous submission

“Thank you to all hospital, medical care workers for all you are doing. I realize you are giving your expertise to those who need you so much. You are brave, faithful, hardworking, have a beautiful soul and love is the answer. You are showing your love in a desperate time for your patients. There are so many people working including maintenance staff, delivery persons getting patients to X-ray, MRI, CT scans, CNAs, RNs, Doctors and all those who are doing the scans. In addition, there must be a need for receptionists and clerks. The stress of not knowing if you will have all the things you need like masks, gowns, hats, gloves, etc. must weigh on you also. I wish you peace, strength, confidence and courage. I am praying for all of you. I am staying safe so as not to pass any germs around. My sincere thanks and love to all of you.”

- Frank C

“Your sacrifices are many! I am not sure where to begin. You are putting yourselves on the frontlines of an unknown illness and taking care of others and risking your own health and time with family to be with ours! From the bottom of my heart, I say thank you! I salute you for your bravery and for your endurance! Your community is grateful for your dedication in serving those in need! Do not give up hope! Keep up your amazing efforts and know that you are loved and appreciated!”

- Lisa H.

“Healthcare workers at Banner and across this country have redefined the word HERO during this fight against the coronavirus. Your dedicated work efforts day after day in the face of this invisible enemy is so worthy of the highest admiration, we as Americans can bestow. Thank you so much for your efforts on behalf of us all!”

- James W.

“My dad served in the US Navy in the Pacific during WWII. Just like my dad, you all are serving during this COVID-19 war protecting people you don’t even know. Please know how important you are. I pray you, your co-workers, your families and loved ones stay well. Sending you a world of gratitude.”

-Jane R.

“May the LORD bless you and watch over all of you and keep you safe. Please keep your strength and faith because we all need you and honor you all. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you.”

- Linda S.

“Each of you is much appreciated... And that goes double for your families that are holding down the home front while you help others.”

- Nancy M.

“It is hard to imagine how overwhelmed and tired healthcare workers and support staff are right now. Just know that we are with you in spirit and everything you do is appreciated. You are all HEROES in our eyes! Hang in there, this shall pass, and we will be ok....and all because of caring, hard-working individuals like you. Thank you for continuing to serve others in times of uncertainty. Thank you for being the stronger population that stand on the front lines during this uncertain time. You are leading by example and represent the best of our civilization. I am grateful for your sacrifices that affect your daily life in order to take care of those in need. You are all appreciated beyond words.”

- Robyn Z.

“Thank you for all your amazing work through this trying time - you are the real SUPERHEROES."

- Rosemary B.

“Thanking you is not enough. I don’t know if anything could be “enough” to thank you for all that you do. Yes, I know you have families.... just like I do. Yes, I know that you are worried about your families...just like I am. And that is where the similarities end. I am not as brave as you are, nor as selfless. I don’t know if I could be as strong as you are and continue every day seeing things that I probably will never see in my lifetime. Sure, I hear about it. But I don’t see it first hand, as you do. I don’t know that on top of everything you do.... you also become a family member.... the liaison between the living and the dying. It takes my breath away to think of that. I am humbled. I don’t know if I could come home bone tried to my own family and be there for them....and then return the next day with renewed strength to be there for other people’s families. I don’t know how you do it.... where that extra store of energy comes from.... but I thank you for it from the bottom of my heart. You are the HEROES in this battle. You are the rock stars!!! When this is over (perhaps that is a naive statement), but when this is over enough for you to fully recharge.... I hope you are given the opportunity to do just that. I hope the opportunity comes soon when you can be with your families and not be afraid of infecting them. I know the opportunity will come when you can fully give to your families without worrying about those in your charge. If wishes were riches, I would buy an island somewhere where it is warm and calm and beautiful ONLY for health care professionals and their families to relax, have your every whim catered to and not have to wear all those protective clothes and to finally be worry free. I feel helpless compared to you. Perhaps I should be doing more. How can I help others (besides giving away rolls of toilet paper and paper towels!)? How can I do my part? Yes, the scales are tipped, and you guys are the ones that are doing the brunt of all the work. You guys are the ones. I don’t know how you do it.... but you do. Every single day. And I am profoundly grateful to you for what you do. It doesn’t seem enough to say, “be well” or “stay strong”. I wish I knew the words, the perfect words to let you know how much I admire, respect and appreciate you. Love to you and your families. Thank you.”

- Ethelinn B.

“Thank you for all your hard work. It has not gone unnoticed - now or previously. You recently saved my father and I am eternally grateful! Love & Light.”

- Kim B.

“THANK YOU to every single Doctor, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Radiologist, Nurses Aid, Technician, Therapist, Pharmacist, Janitor, Office and all healthcare workers that have worked around the clock putting your lives on the line during the COVID-19 outbreak. Your work is extremely appreciated and you’re all in our prayers. We stay home for you. 🙏 🙏 🙏”

- Linda and Benny

“As a repeat guest of the ‘Banner Resort’, I just wanted to convey my heartfelt thanks and prayers, to all your beautiful people who are working together, as a team, to provide comfort and care to all those in need at this time. Your courage, dedication, and compassion are truly amazing! Please stay safe and stay the course. You are all unbelievably wonderful! Thank you.”

- Wade

“Thank you for your efforts, thank you for your compassion, thank you for your toughness, and thank you for your dedication to care for and heal the sick. Without you and your sisters and brothers across this great country of ours, this would be a much scarier place and a much scarier time. With you in place and us working hard to remain socially distanced and staying at home this too shall pass. Together we shall overcome. Thank You and God Bless. Stay Healthy.”

- Bob S.

“I want to say I appreciate all that you’re doing to keep people safe, keep them alive, and protect yourselves as well. I am sure it is increasingly difficult to work so hard for so many hours and then go home and have to keep your distance from your loved ones. I want you to know that your efforts have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. I hope that I never have the need to meet any of you during this crisis, but you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you all make it through this unscathed. Thank you for being the difference between life and death and always working to the best of your abilities!”

- Kaitlin F.

“It takes a special person to risk your life for someone else. God Bless you.”

- Don B.

“I am sure there are many indebted to you for all your hard work and perseverance. You are working in dangerous conditions to help people at great risk to you and your own families. Your hard work and bravery will not be forgotten. May God be with you and your families; may He bless you and keep you. Thank you does not begin to cover the sacrifice you are making during this time. I am wishing your health and protection. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO! {{HUGS}}”

- Susan

“It will be interesting to see how history remembers the 2020 pandemic; it will be a complicated story; but chief among those singled out for recognition will be those on the front lines of medical care. To all at Banner Health our heartfelt thanks.”

- Bonnie and Thomas C.

“Thank you for sharing your expertise, love, and compassion! Please take care of yourself! Together we’ll get through this! Including you in my prayers Best to you.”

- Rose B.

“My family is forever grateful for your willingness to work tirelessly on the front lines as we battle this pandemic. We know you have sacrificed time and closeness with your own families to tend to the sick among us. I commit to praying for your safety and for an end to this epidemic soon. God Bless you.”

- Janice N. & Family

“Thank you all so much for the incredible sacrifices you are making every day. Our society would be lost without you.”

- Mark S.

“In these exhausting, trying times we grapple with the “whys?” and “how can this be happening?”. It is with my deepest gratitude that every one of YOU all have been chosen as caregivers of the highest rank. Indeed, you’ve known your calling, but it is in CRISIS that your purpose is revealed, and your strength and resilience is honed and exposed. You are being chiseled into your very greatest self. Your hands, your knowledge, your compassion is being sculpted into a perfect example of your Creator’s hand. You are earning your angel’s wings. Author Dennis Orteman reveals that suffering “opens our hearts to a fuller life, if it is embraced in hope.” You are experiencing personal suffering and represent hope each day you show up for work, sacrificing family time, holding a patient’s hands and guiding absent family members through diagnosis and treatments. You display the fullest extent of your purpose on earth when you sit with a patient who will lose this battle but be fully glorified in heaven. You learn in this time, the very intentional, and perfect being you were created to become and the contribution to the greatest purpose of LOVE that you serve. There is no job, or task greater than the next. As a health serving community, you are equal. May you feel the gratitude of the world. May you know the prayers focused on you for strength. May you feel so very much appreciated! May you know that you are warriors of HOPE. Bless you.”

- Becky N.

“My family is forever grateful for your willingness to work tirelessly on the front lines as we battle this pandemic. We know you have sacrificed time and closeness with your own families to tend to the sick among us. I commit to praying for your safety and for an end to this epidemic soon. God Bless you.”

- Janice N. & Family

“No one can truly know your sacrifices. THANK YOU.”

- Eileen D.

“We often take the care we receive throughout the year for granted, I can assure you that is not the case anymore. My wife and I want you to know how sincerely grateful we are for the great sacrifices you all are making every day, putting your own lives at risk as you fight to save ours. Our healthcare professionals are the real warriors in this fight and the true HEROES of our communities. Stay safe and in good health and know that your efforts don’t go unnoticed or unappreciated. God bless you all.”

- David & Kyong I.

“Can’t say “Thank You” enough to all you first responders for risking your and your family’s health and safety for those of us in need. You are the true HEROES in this war against the Coronavirus, and we are the fortunate ones to have you there for us. My thoughts and prayers are for your health and safety.”

- Levon K.

“Hello to all of you. I would like to send a special to Banner’s doctors, nurses, and janitorial team. There is no way that we could make it without you. It really takes a strong, comforting, hardworking, faithful group of people like you. As a nation we are going through such trying times, but you do so much more than that. Many of you are missing your families and home and are overwhelmed at work. I love you all, I appreciate you and please be safe. Many thanks in advance for all that you do.”

- Ingrid H.

“My wife and I want to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for all your terrific work and sacrifice to care for all the needy during this terrible time. You people are beyond reproach and deserve everything wonderful. There are no words that can really express how we all feel about you people on the front lines, without you we would probably not be here to say thank you.”

- Craig and Catherine R.

“Cannot begin to express my gratitude for all that you are sacrificing. No words can express what you are doing for me and the public. In turn, if I can help reduce the spread by following guidelines and taking care not to expose myself or if I am a carrier to expose others, I will stay home, keep social distancing, clean, clean and clean all I can to help reduce contamination. I can do that while you do what you are doing. May God be with you all through this crisis and may he reward you a thousand-fold for your service to humanity. With much love and gratitude,”

- Naseem K.

“Two years ago, you saved my wife from certain death and now, as always, you are saving others. Please accept this virtual hug. Nurses are the soul of the hospital”

- Dave W.

“Dearest doctors, nurses, medical assistants of every kind, house cleaning crews, food service crews. All of you who have put your hand to the job needed to maintain our hospitals, emergency-care facilities, clinics and other medical support units. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are commended for your commitment, faithfulness, bravery and willingness to put yourself in possible, even probable harm’s way to see patients have your help, care and your skills that are needed. We all know so little about this concern and losses that have taken our world by surprise. We must rely on wisdom outside of ourselves. And we have that available through tapping into the living God! So be safe, wise and know you are so, so appreciated and loved for your dedication to others!”

-Pamela T.

Courageous – HEROES who are admired and appreciated so much!
Over the top – Absolutely incredible!
Ready – Always preparing and set to go!
Others – You always think of them!
Never – You never stop under any condition!
Appreciated/Awesome – Very, very much!
Virtue – Your goodness, kindness and morality are an example and help keep us going!
Irreplaceable – Your devotion and services are truly irreplaceable!
Revered – You are so respected and regarded with awe!
Understanding – You are compassionate, kind, preceptive and very generous!
Strong – Thank you for your strength and everything you do!

Stay safe!”

- Jeff & Sheri

“Can’t put into words how much respect I have for everyone on the front lines fighting this virus. You are staying away from your families to help other families. Thanks for your sacrifice. Please stay safe and my God bless you all and keep you healthy.”

- Karla E

“To our nurses, doctors, specialists, technicians, security, assistants, and so many more - YOU are HEROES. Thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for your steadfastness. Thank you for showing up for us day after day. Thank you for protecting our community! You are taking up your armor and able to stand your ground to protect us all. Praying for all of you each day that your minds would be alert, your hearts would be filled with joy and light in this time of darkness, and that your bodies would remain healthy. Praying that you know how loved and supported you are. For each step you take - your community, your state, your country and the world cheers you on!”

- Jenny B.

“I’m a military veteran who served in Vietnam. This veteran, as do all veterans, salute you: every doctor, nurse, CMT, EMT, hospital staffer, cook, janitor and absolutely everyone that is on the front-line saving lives. Thank you for your service, for sacrificing your life for that of others during this terrible pandemic, and before. When our military goes to war, our federal government provides the weapons, body armor, and a plan to complete the mission. Sadly, you were sent to fight a terrible enemy without the required armor, weapons and absolutely no plan from the feds. Despite that, you attacked the enemy with what you had. Unfortunately, many lives will be lost, but so many more would have been lost if not for your courage. You continue to fight bravely and aggressively. The American people cannot thank you enough. I hope, after the fight is over, after you beat this terrible enemy, that we can all look you in the face and say, “Thank you for your service.”

- Amanda C.

“I would like to thank all of you involved in health care for your service to our Nation. As a disabled Vietnam Veteran, I know what it means to make the sacrifice for our country. I am proud of all of you and want to let you know, I love and appreciate all that you are and have done! God Bless you all and I am praying for your well-being.”

- Norman K.

“Like everyone in America, I know who the HEROES are right now, and it is you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you do and will do to keep this country alive. We can only EXHALE because of your generosity. I do not think that there is anything that I can do for you but let me know if there is. I owe you.”

- Daniel K.

“All of YOU are gifts of love for choosing to have a career in the medical field which has pushed all the human race to the limit! We wouldn’t be here without You! If individuals fail to thank you properly, please know that we appreciate you more than is spoken by word of mouth.. We may forget to tell you how much you mean to us because we are sick or that we have lost a loved one who was your patient. In our hearts we give you thanks and know because of you we are here for another day. Many, many years ago I was a Certified Nurses Assistant for a VA Hospital. I know what a self-sacrificing job it can be. Every aspect in a medical field takes a very special person to stick with this career. You are the best! Stay safe during this horrible pandemic because you ARE important!”

- Sandra B. (and my late husband)

“Thanks to all employees @Banner who work tirelessly from transportation, foodservice, housekeeping and techs to all the medical staff who give back in these unprecedented times. Thanks to the job you do every day. You move the country forward.”

- Michele M.

“Thank you for being there to take care of us. This must be a most difficult time for you with perhaps the most dangerous conditions you have ever faced. Caring for your patients is now overshadowed by the harm that very care may do to yourself or, by extension, your family. The selflessness inherent in your job under normal conditions is now raised to the level of those occupations that face life-threatening circumstances daily. Please take good care of yourselves, your family and your co-workers, and with our most sincere best wishes we pray this will all be over soon.”

- John & Lani M.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the care you provided to me personally in the past but more recently for your courage, stamina and love that you provide for your entire community in these trying times. It is the faith you provide just by showing up every day that keeps the hope alive that we shall survive this pandemic. My family and I believe that love will conquer all and the love you show for your responsibilities, your institution, your professions, your patients, your communities and your performance under the most trying of circumstances earns our love and respect for you. We pray on that you stay safe and healthy so that we can all put our families back together someday soon. We also pray that somehow the deniers will wake up and pay attention so that they will not be a continuing to endanger you and the rest of us. Thank you”

- Charles H.

“From one nurse to my sister & brother nurses on the front lines: I’ve spent over 25 years in the operating room with a lot of that time in the Banner system, so have also seen and worked around a lot of infectious disease myself. I pray for all of you often. I know what it’s like to walk into a room to work with an aids patient back in the 1980’s before Science even knew how it spread we had no idea if we would get it by touching them, worked with necrotizing fasciitis when it first came out and doctors were consulting each other & trying whatever antibiotic cocktails they could experiment with to save lives and then there was MRSA....... This seems to never end, but it does. Sometimes I sweated in places I didn’t even know could sweat, just out of fear. I remember stuffing it back down, kept on moving, doing my job. I understand how you are feeling. I had also had a decontam place in my garage/laundry room, then went straight to the shower after getting home from work; all before holding my baby boy each night. I just need you to know that what I see here in Phoenix is a whole lot of good going on. People are kinder, people are staying in, People are standing patiently in lines 6 feet apart and not short tempered with others, people are wearing face masks and latex gloves. Sometimes it feels like I’m back in the hospital working for all the face masks and latex gloves I see on others. I’ve never seen people pull together and work towards a common cause like this before in my whole life. One morning this week I opened my front door, and, on my porch, mat was a bottle of hand sanitizer with a stickie note on it stating, “Hello Neighbor, this is for you please stay safe”. Personally, I’m spending my extra time now sewing face masks for family, neighbors and friends to keep them safe. Phoenix will flatten this curve for you sooner than the news predicts. I know they will. For myself, I’ve aged out of being able to work in the hospital now, too old to push oversized patients around a corner in a gurney, lift those heavy ortho trays, or put up with ornery surgeons. But I can pray for you all and I do. I made it, and you and your family will make it also. Oh, and I can also bequeath you my only son. He grew up 6’ 2” nice & healthy and is now heading into nursing school himself next semester! ((Proud mama here)). Remember, God loves you, trust in Him and go with God. With all my love.”

- An old Nurse

“We are so very grateful for all the doctors, nurses and staff at all the Banner Hospitals for their faithful service to the public during this pandemic. Hang in there for hopefully, this will all be over soon. God bless all of you and keep you safe. Very respectfully,”

- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H.

“All of you are amazing and brave for performing assistance that so many of us need. I have wondered how you feel, considering many of you can’t stay home with your families. Your calmness, friendliness, and caring creates a positive atmosphere when I come in for appointments. I want to thank you for being there when I needed you.”

- Nancy E.

“I just wanted to send you all my gratitude and respect for the work you are doing for our community and the world. You inspire me, and I hope you know how much your work means to everyone around you. I think of all the people who are scared and anxious and struggling during this time, and how the work you do lifts some of those emotions and helps people get through it all. Thank you ❤️”

- Adelle M.

“There are not enough words to tell you all how much we appreciate what you do. Not just during this crisis, but every hour of every day. If it were not for your tireless dedication to your profession, we would be up a creek without a paddle. Knowing that you are out there on our worst days is a comfort to my husband and me. We are keeping each of you in our hearts throughout this time when you put yourselves on the frontlines for us. We feel that you are our guardian angels.”

- Peggy B.

“I personally want to thank you Doctors, Nurses, Administrative Staff and Technicians for your constant care for all that have this done and are doing for your patients during this horrible COVID-19 disease. I pray for all of you daily, and recognize you are all gracious to not bow out and leave us (patients) to our own problems no matter what our sickness is – COVID-19 or otherwise. In my heart I call you the brave, the kind and above all HEROES to sacrifice yourself at this time and to not shy away when I know all of you have family and you own lives to go home to and also to make sure that you don’t go home to infect them. God Bless you.”

- Virginia S.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do! Whenever I get bored staying home, I consider how trivial is such a problem, compared to what you face all day long. Stay well, stay strong, and God be with you.”

- Janice B.

“A heartfelt thank you to all the medical professionals and the staff members of Banner Health for safeguarding our community and providing medical assistance to the individuals who are admitted to the hospital. You have put your lives on the line, and you are all to be commended for your service to us all. You are true HEROES!”

- Diane S.

“A “thank you” hardly expresses enough how much you have done for all of us! You risk your health and lives for strangers every day, at the very front lines of this deadly virus! Under hard conditions without all the PPE that you needed to help keep you safe! I don’t think anyone can even imagine all that you risk each day and the fear of carrying the virus home to your family. The love and caring that you show to your dying patients. You stay by their sides, so they don’t die alone. You give, when possible, families last moments to speak to their loved ones. Nothing we could say or do, could ever thank you enough! I have remained home, and I hope most of the population has done the same! I truly believe this is the only solution that might help prevent the spread. For all you’ve done and continue to do, God bless you and keep you safe!”

- Linda T.

“Thank you all for what you do! Your chosen field is a challenging one, made much more so by the current conditions, but you all seem to take it in stride and do what needs to be done. We all owe our lives to you!”

- Craig L.

“While most of us are sitting at home complaining about the huge disruption to our lives you are leaving the safety of your home every day fighting the fight, not only dealing with tragic and intolerable situations, but also putting your own health/life on the line. There is no question that each one of you is a HERO and because of your sacrifices we will get through this. I know I speak for all of us when I say thank you is not enough.”

- Nancy S.

“I am trying to find the words to convey my admiration and appreciation for all you are doing for mankind. What a loving sacrifice you are making to care for those who contract the virus and to stem the rise of the virus. You are making the ultimate sacrifice of endangering your own life to ease the pain and treat others and saving many lives. I am so saddened that you do this with great sacrifice to your own health and the worry and concern of your families. You are true HEROES and greatly appreciated. But words don't seem like enough. It seems like such a little contribution, such a little sacrifice to just stay home and take care of ourselves. It feels so selfish, but I do understand and believe that it is what stops the spread and will lighten your load in the long term. So, I am doing that. I try to think of ways I can help others from my home, and do what I can, but it doesn’t compare to what you are doing.”

- Marlene M.

“I brought my husband into the emergency department and he was admitted for three days. I deeply appreciate your care and dedication to the patients during this dangerous time. I couldn’t be with him, which was very hard, but both doctors and nurses were great and talked to me on the phone while they were with him. I also liked having the messages sent to me regarding the status of his care. God bless you all and keep you safe.”

- Maurine S.

“I am sending this email to all the Nurses, Technical Staff, Doctors, Maintenance Staff, Clerical Staff and volunteers working not only at Banner Health, but at all Hospitals. I am having a difficult time conveying in words the feelings of thanks and gratitude I am feeling for all you dedicated and fearless medical professionals and support staff. Even though my wife and I have been very lucky (so far) to have not been affected by the coronavirus, we see from all the news coverage the dedication and sacrifice you and your families are all making in order to give those afflicted with this horrible virus a fighting chance to survive. You are literally jumping into the fire to save those that cannot fend for themselves. I believe with all my heart that there is a special place in Heaven for brave, dedicated, selfless people like you. As I write this, “Thank You” seems to have too little a meaning during times like these. But that’s all our language has. So again, thank you, thank you from the depths of our souls. May God bless you, guide you and protect you today, tomorrow and all the days of your lives. From our hearts to yours.”

- Steve and Judy T.

“We have been practicing social distancing and wearing masks so hopefully will never need to see you in these trying times, but wonderful to know that you are there- taking care of those that need YOU. Thank you for all you do. My daughter is a Physician in Wisconsin, so I know some of what you are going thru. HUGS to all.”

- Marie and Rodney

“I prayed today for all the medical men & women that are constantly helping all of us right now on the frontlines. I prayed that God would give them wisdom on how to help each & every patient they meet. I also prayed that God would give them wisdom on how to care for themselves during this craziness we are now calling life. Prayed blessings over each & every one of them! I cannot thank all of you enough! Make sure you get the rest you need so you can keep being the strong super HEROES you already are! God bless!”

- Teah

“Dear angels of mercy who put your lives on the line each day for us at home, you deserve many blessings of courage and bravery. Stay strong during these tough times and trust in the Lord. I’m proud of you all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

- Barb P.

“No one can describe the exhaustion you must feel, grabbing a 15-minute rest, then back at it, missing your families. You chose this field to help people. I wonder if you realized how back-breaking this could ‘really’ be. How thankful we are that you did. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this sacrifice to help people you don’t know. Each person you help you may not always remember, but rest assured, they will always remember you.”

- Pamela G.

“My heart and all that it encompasses goes out to you and your loved ones that worry about you. If there was a way to put a bundle of protection around you, I would give up any treasure that I own just so that you would be safe. God bless you and give you strength.”

- Carol P.

“Thank you doesn’t seem like enough but it’s all I’ve got! In my 79 years I thought I’d seen HEROES, but I hadn’t by a long shot! Your courage and bravery raise you up to unknown levels. Thank you for all you are doing and the grace with which you do it. You represent the best of us. Thank you, thank you!! Be safe and know that you are loved.”

- Karen A.

“My prayer for you: Dear Lord, we pray for your special protection to all medical staff and those people who are directly dealing with the patients. Protect them at all costs. Sustain them Lord during these very difficult and demanding times. Amen.”

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“Thank you “all” for what you are doing through this very difficult and turbulent times. Our society has a new appreciation for the people in the front lines of the medical field, from office personnel - to the nurses and doctors - to the security personnel people - to all the hospital staff that keep the areas clean and the people fed, I “thank you all” from every part of my heart. God Bless and may you all be safe while giving your best.”

- C.S.

"Dear friends, words alone could never express the love and gratitude we have for your valiant efforts. Please know that we hold you all in prayers of safety and continuing strength and health. You truly are angels sent from God and although you can’t see us, we are with you in spirit. Peace and blessings to you all!”

- Debbie & James G.

Thank you, #HealthcareHeroes

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