COVID, one year later:
This past year has been a difficult one for all of us, and I am so proud of everyone on the UK HealthCare team. They’ve worked tirelessly as patient caregivers and as vaccinators. If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like in our COVID unit, you can read more about the experiences of our frontline staff here.
Many of you have asked how you can show your support. We encourage you to help in the following ways:
Send a monetary donation to our COVID-19 Staff Support Fund, which will help UKHC staff manage the emotional and financial burdens of the pandemic.
If you’d like to honor a specific caregiver or unit, consider our Expressions of Gratitude program which recognizes caregivers and groups by name while supporting our vital mission.
We are always grateful for your messages of support on our social media channels Facebook (@UKHealthCare), Twitter (@UK_HealthCare) or Instagram (@ukhealthcare). Or you can email a message to email@example.com. We are sharing those messages with staff.
Our Corporate and Community Giving team is coordinating distribution of all in-kind gifts, including free meals from restaurants and other commercial food service organizations, PPE, and free/reduced price lodging for patients and their families. For more information, please contact Tricia Potts at Tricia.Potts@uky.edu.
We are grateful for the outpouring of support from this community, and your gratitude – in all its forms, no matter how small – is making a difference. Thank you for keeping UK HealthCare in your thoughts.
Mark F. Newman, MD
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
University of Kentucky / UK HealthCare®