Department of Medicine

Emory Health Heroes Notes of Thanks

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Your giving of your time, offering your experience and knowledge deserves more "thank you"s than I can ever express. I know you are doing this at great personal risk, both physical and emotional. Please know that many, many of us are proud to be part of the Back Up team!

From: CJ To: All Health Heroes

To all health care workers, support staff and their families, your courage and dedication is what is keeping my fear at bay, both for my elderly parents and myself, since I am immunocompromised. I know you are doing everything in your power to fight this virus and support those affected by it. Know that I am thankful for your sacrifice every day and it gives me hope. Also, I am, like many of my neighbors still staying home as much as possible to flatten the curve, even though some businesses have been permitted to re-open. I hope you and your loved ones will stay safe and that you have many happier days ahead.

From: Rozmin Saju To: Dr. Justin Schrager Location: Emory University Hospital, Clifton Rd Decatur

Thank You for your dedication and sacrifices made and to your family for supporting and keeping strong to help you and others. It really means a lot to those who understand the importance of it. You and your family including your children are super heroes .

From: Suzette Peyton To: Dr. Lucia Cotten Location: Brentwood, TN

Thank you, Dr. Cotten, for leaving your newborn at home in order to work in the ICU at the VA hospital to care for our revered veterans fighting coronavirus and other health problems. You are an inspiration and a great example to your brand new son. May every good thing come his way and may your family flourish as a result of your selflessness and professional excellence.

From: Tracey Henry, MD, MPH To: Team A Grady Wards April 2020 Led by senior resident Melroy D’souza along Pranav Santapuram and Jake Wynne Location: Grady Wards

I am giving a special shout of thanks to my awesome Team A or the “A” Team! Led by PGY-2 Melroy D’souza along Pranav Santapuram and Jake Wynne. This team rose to the occasion on Grady wards during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when we were seeing an increase in number of patients with COVID-19 daily. With many of our patients like typical ICU patients, Melroy did an excellent job of triaging patients, prioritizing competing demands and making sure patients got the care they needed quickly. He did not anchor on admitting diagnosis and was quite astute in changing courses when necessary. There was literally a different protocol daily of best practices on how to see, triage, manage and safely discharge our patients. My team was super flexible knowledgeable and stayed on top of all task along with staying on top of the literature both for our COVID and non COVID patients. Any sort of pandemic situation requires frequent communication and our team were open and honest and kept the dialogue going on how to best manage our patients.

From: Hospitalist group Emory Division of Hospital Medicine To: Ronan Cajimat Location: Emory University Hospital at Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Ronan is our team hero! His exceptional service to patients has gained Ronan a universal reputation of a compassionate, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and extraordinarily professional provider, who has put more heart into caring for his patients, than anyone else we know! It is an honor to work alongside Ronan - a person of unsurpassed personal integrity! 

Ronan! You are our Shining Star! You are the epitome of compassion, thoughtfulness, professionalism, care, and unsurpassed personal integrity! We are honored to work alongside you, and hope to be able to continue working for years to come! Your patients absolutely love you, they request being taken care of by you because they know you always give them the VIP service! The way you are able to establish rapport with your patients is truly fascinating! Please know, this is our chance to express our gratitude for your services and your friendship, and we couldn't be happier to jump at the opportunity! Stay well always! - Your thankful EUHM HMS team

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

You all are fabulous for taking care of others and risking your own health and that of your families. Thank you, thank you.

From: Nancy Atkinson To: The Nurses, Surgeons, Anesthesia Providers, Patient Care Techs, Surgical Techs, Leadership Team Location: Emory Ambulatory Surgery Centers

It is such a privilege to work with this amazing group of healthcare providers. Everyday brings new challenges and everyday the team meets the challenges with the spirit of love and support of each other and our patients. The positive attitudes and the desire to bring better outcomes for the patient are apparent and palpable. Great job team!

From: Meghan Page To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

THANK YOU! Words cannot express my gratitude adequately for your sacrifice and commitment. As the mother of a 6 month old, I plan to talk about your bravery when she grows up and asks about this time in history. We are so indebted to you all for protecting us on a daily basis. Sending you all my love and light.

From: Leona Wells To: All faculty and staff Location: Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital (Emory School of Medicine)

Hello everyone, I would like to thank all of you for your hard work, dedication, and sacrifices during this time. You are truly appreciated. I want to remind you all to remember to take care of yourselves. I know we say this all the time, but during this time your mental health is truly important. Remember to do the simple things that makes you happy. Whether that is getting that cup of coffee from Starbucks or walking the dog before coming to work, please be sure to engage in the things that bring you peace. Again you are loved and truly appreciated. Let's take COVID out. Warm regards, Leona. 

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA, USA, Yerkes NPRC

Sending you love and thanks from across the street at Yerkes. We appreciate all of your efforts in helping out the human primates during these trying times!

From: Seraphine Ikwueme To: All Health Heroes Location: Snellville GA. Emory Midtown

Lets continue to work together.

From: Marie Browne To: Emory Healthcare Employees Location: Metro Atlanta

A great big thank you and appreciation to all the Emory health care employees for all that you are doing to save lives and take care of those you are ill during this healthcare crisis!!! Thank you to all the nurses for all that you do each day as part of your job and over an above your job. As the mother of a RN who lives in St. Louis, I appreciate all that you are doing. 

From: Janice Rosell To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, Georgia

I wanted to say thank you for your sacrifices. I am very proud to be a part of the Emory family. Again thank you, thank you, thank you.

From: Andrew Derrico To: Richard Paul Ramonell Location: Atlanta, GA, USA. Emory School of Medicine

Rich, you're a hero and an awesome role model. Thank you for reaffirming my own commitment towards medicine. Keep booling!

From: M. N. To: The janitors in Emory hospital Location: Decatur, Georgia

Thank you so much for keeping the hospital clean. Your work is so important that without it the hospital cannot do its job of healing sick people. Thank you! Sending each of you virtual hugs!

From: Winsome Thompson To:All healthcare providers and essential personnel Location: Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Thank you for your selfless service. Thank you for being there and holding our loved one hands while you are away from your own families. Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts daily. Stay safe.

From: Aprail Binns To: All Frontliners.... Location: Atlanta, GA

I am so absolutely GRATEFUL to you all and just wanted to tell you. I think you are all AMAZING and have more courage than I could ever imagine. You risk your lives every single day to try and FIGHT for those whom maybe can no longer fight for themselves. You are that family member by their side when their blood can not be THANK YOU so very much and stay strong. It makes my heart sing just knowing we have you guys on our side....

From: Anonymous To: Debbie Gyger, RN ICU EMORY Decatur Location: Tucker, GA

Debbie, we know you to be encouraging, concerned, and faithful. We are so thankful for your care and service for so many that have been so sick. And thankful for your good leadership of all those in the ICU at Emory Decatur. Know we pray for you.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Lilburn, GA

Thank you so much for all that you are doing to help our community combat this coronavirus that is causing so much illness and death. You are real life HEROS.

From: Anonymous To: My neurologist, Dr. Romey Hoque, and all of the Epilepsy Center staff Location: Brain Health Center

Thanks Dr. Hoque, for moving my follow up appointment to a Telehealth appointment. That keeps us both safer. I'm sure you are needed now more than ever. Even though you are in Neurology instead of ER or Infectious Disease, I'm sure metro Atlanta needs all our doctors now. And thank you for sticking with me these 5 or so years, through my med changes, brain surgery, after surgery seizures, and more med changes. We've come to respect one another as people, not merely doctor and patient. To the staff, thank you for pointing me in the right direction, making my appointments, answering my portal emails...everything you do to make the Epilepsy Center flow and prep me to see Dr. Hoque. You are all very kind, friendly and professional.

From: Mary Paguaga To: All Cleaning and Janitorial staff Location: Georgia

You, the cleaning and janitorial service workers at all healthcare centers, are just as critical as the medical experts. Without you, NO ONE is safe. YOU are the unsung heroes of this pandemic. YOU make everything possible and safe – for the medical staff, the patients, and for all of us in turn. You put yourselves at risk every single day. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. And bless you and your families for your sacrifices.

From: Belinda Anderson To: Interventional Cardiologists of Emory Location: Atlanta, GA

Dr. John Douglas, thank you for leading the team of interventional cardiologists at Emory. It was a pleasure seeing you again a few months ago. You and your team, helped save me life five years ago. Emory is the best! Thank each of you for giving me a second chance at life! I am forever grateful!!

From: Corinne Burstein To: All of the Healthcare Heroes! (Emory Johns Creek was a staple for my family though) Location: Georgia

Hello Emory Health Heroes! Thank you for all that you are doing on the front lines. My dad was a patient in the ICU at Emory Johns Creek Hospital back in 2012 for quite some time suffering from ALS and also had a couple of stays at the Emory University Hospital. He was cared for to the highest capacity and with utmost professionalism. From that experience, I'm sure that those in Emory's care during this tough time are lucky to have such heroes on their side to advocate for them and care for them. Thank you for all that you are doing and please stay healthy and safe!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta

I was at Emory midtown in Dec. The ICU and post-icu staff were amazing & saved my life. I know all of them are now (& always) on the front line of saving more lives & being AMAZING IN GENERAL! THANK YOU ALL for risking so much to help so many. I'd also like to thank all those in the Emory Dept of Psychiatry, esp Dr Dunlop, for helping & doing so much for the mental health community. Emory, YOU ROCK! 💕💕💕

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur

We are so fortunate to have you dedicated professionals at work everyday. I’m making masks to be distributed to Emory hospitals. When my back hurts or the sewing machine fights me or I burn myself with the iron (again!!) I remember all of you and my energy is renewed. I can only hope my small effort makes some difference in this fight that affects us all— the fight we would lose without YOU. My thanks to you and your loved ones. You are showing the rest of us how to be our best selves.

From: Julie Braun To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Dear all frontline and essential workers, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you are doing each and every day. Your commitment, compassion, and service is SO appreciated!! Each one of you are true heroes and I admire each of you with upmost respect. Thank you will never be enough for all you are facing and handling each day. With so much gratitude, respect and love for each of you. May light and love continue to shine on you and your families and all those you continue to touch. Sending prayers and love your way.

From: Anonymous To: Emory Kidney Transplant Team Location: Emory University Hospital Clifton Rd.

I would like to thank everyone on the Emory Kidney Transplant Team. They took great care of my husband and me during my transplant in November. They continue to take care of us during this difficult time. I feel comforted and safe with them looking out for me. Dr Larsen and Dr Badel,
thank you so much for taking such good care of by my husband and me. You are the best!! 

From: Stan Hogan To: Linda Kay Burch RN, COA, Emory employee for over forty years Location: Jackson, GA


From: Anonymous To: Dr. Thomas Parrott and all health heroes Location: Emory at Rockbridge, Stone Mountain, GA

I have no words to use that you have not already heard before but you are truly heroic to go forward in this frightening time with the calling you have to help the sick. It has to be hard to go to work each day and know that you are exposing yourself to this virus. We all appreciate you more than we can say and you are all in my personal prayers each morning. My admiration for you is boundless!

Dr. Thomas Parrott of Emory at Rockbridge in Stone Mountain, GA. I am so appreciative of your concern for us. You took the time to answer some of my questions. We are such new patients to you and I appreciate your care and concern about our welfare. Thank you and I hope we can come in to see you one day soon.

From: Anonymous To: Winship Cancer Center on Clifton Location: Scottdale, GA

As a stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer patient, I would like to thank the folks at Winship Cancer treatment center on Clifton. One person in particular, Resa, makes your time there tolerable. The rest of the Infusion staff are also great, but I seem to interact with her more often than not.

From: An Emory patient To: All Health Heroes Location: Stone Mountain, Georgia

To All our health care Workers: Thank all of you for your selfless work to protect all our Georgia citizens, going above and beyond during this crisis. God Bless you and your families.

From: Minh Tu To: All Health Heroes Location: Norcross, GA

Keep up the good work. Now that Georgia has reopened and people start to lower their guard, it just makes the fight against COVID-19 longer and harder as your workload will increase. Thank you all from  the bottom of my heart.

From: Anonymous To: Radiographers at Emory Hospital, Emory Midtown, Emory Johns Creek, Emory St. Joseph, Emory Ortho, Emory Decatur, etc.

The Radiographers (Technologists) that image patients every day all day are often forgotten about. They are frontline workers, a great caring bunch of people. Thank you radiographers for all you do!

From: Anonymous To: All Healthcare Workers Location: Emory Hospital

We know you’re exhausted mentally and physically. We know your families and friends are worried about you. We know you go to work regardless. We know we can never repay you for all you are doing to fight the virus for us. Please know we are aware of your sacrifice! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

God Bless All of You and keep you safe! Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. Please know that you are all truly loved!

From: Bill Willis To: To all of those working to help all of us Location: Dunwoody, GA

Please don't that we are praying for your protection and that of your families. Thank you so much for all you do.

From: Ron and Audrey Davis To: All who work in the hospital Location: Decatur, Ga

Thank you to all of you who are on the frontline who are working hard in this battle with COVID19. Thank you for your sacrifices, your compassion for others and your commitment to helping those who are being impacted. Please be encouraged that what you do does make a difference. We are keeping you in our prayers. God bless you and watch over you! Your labor is not in vain!

From: Phyllis Davis To: All Health Heroes

ME AND MY FAMILY WANT TO SAY WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL FOR THE HARD WORK AND CARE YOUR DOING FOR ALL WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU ALL . Thank you all every faculty, trainees, and all the health care workers all around the world. God Bless you all keep you all safe and well😷. Thank you so, so very much.🙏👏💜⭐👼🌹much 💖to all. You all are Hero's God Bless 🙏 be safe be well 🌹💖👼. 

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory Midtown

There's never a good time to have cancer, but I was diagnosed with cancer just as Covid 19 was taking hold. It was terrifying! I am so grateful to all Emory staff members, from the lobby entrance to the infusion center, for helping me be and feel safe as I undergo chemotherapy. They are calm, uplifting and confident. This gives me great peace every time I come for treatment. Thank you to ALL who sacrifice to serve others.

From: Mary Lyn Chandler To: All Health Heroes Location: Acworth, GA

We appreciate all that you are doing to decimate this unseen enemy known as COVID-19, to care for victims of this virus, and to support one another as you work together for treatment and prevention.

From: JoAnn Daniel To: Emergency Rm and Diagnostic Treatment Center Location: Emory Decatur Hospital Decatur, GA USA

Thank you for your selflessness and care for the patients you treat. You have taken care of me on many occasions, and I’m doing my best to stay home to take care of you. We’re praying for you.

From: Roger Wasserman To: Dr. George Chang Location: Emory St. Joseph's Hospital Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Chang, I have been thinking about you and your staff during these most difficult times. I just want to let you know how grateful I am to have you as my Doctor! I know that you're right in the heat of this battle saving lives daily! You and your staff are a blessing to me and to the patients that you are caring for in our community!!! I am praying for you and all of your associates!!! Stay safe and God Bless You!!!!

From: Rozmin Saju To: Hafiza Ukani & your team Location: Emory University Hospital, Clifton Rd Decatur

Thank you to you and your team for your dedication of services offered to the humanity. And specially to you for your services always available for the Ismailia Muslims of the community to which you belong too...we the community members salute you for your volunteer services offered to us.

From: Rozmin Saju To: All the Laboratory Staff, phlebotomists, lab processors, medical technologists and customer service representatives

Thank You for all your support and care offered to the patients, their family members and to each other in your group at this critical time. You All Are The " Hidden Heroes. All your services of care and support and handling of the samples efficiently, effectively and in a timely manner is appreciated. Without the lab results no research is completed. Thank you again.

From: Roger Wasserman To: All of the Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and Staff at Emory St Joseph's Hospital Location: Emory St. Joseph's Hospital Atlanta, GA

Thank you for putting your lives on the front line in the battle to save the lives of our community members hospitalized during these most challenging times. Stay Strong and God Bless You!

From: Lisa Smith To: All Health Heroes Location: Georgia

Thank you for doing more than your job. For putting your well being at risk to help others who desperately need your help. We as a citizens of the state, the country and the world owe you a debt of gratitude than can never be repaid. Thanks for all that you do and the sacrifices your loved ones are making at this time as well.

From: Carol To: All Health Heroes Location: Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University

There are absolutely no words to convey the deep gratitude I feel for everyone working so unbelievably hard to heal those who are ill and to protect those who are not. Your selflessness truly exemplifies integrity, professionalism, and most of all, compassion. May you find the resources you need to keep you and your loved ones healthy and resilient. Please know those of us at Emory who have the luxury of working from home are mindful of your sacrifice and your commitment to the wellbeing of others. May you find comfort and strength and may you inspire the rest of us to find our own ways of helping.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

I want to thank all of Emory Healthcare for there dedication to the COVID19 fight! You all are doing an amazing job and I greatly appreciate your support of our community. You are amazing and this mama of 2 kiddos and a wonderful husband is incredibly grateful for all the work that you are doing to keep our family safe. I say a prayer for you all and our community each night. THANK YOU!

From: Anonymous To: All Employees Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Thank you so much for your willingness to stand strong!!! Your commitment to your profession is not taken for granted!!! I praise God for your service to the communities you serve!!!! Thank You!!

I am an Emory University employee, and I want to express my deep appreciation for all my colleagues on the Emory Healthcare side of the house. I know many of you have voluntarily separated yourselves from your families to keep them safe, which has to be taking a huge emotional toll on you. Additionally, you are caring for so many people with a highly contagious disease for which we have no real treatment, a very courageous and selfless act. I hope this note of thanks and acknowledgement of your many sacrifices will bring you at least a small spark of joy. Y'all are doing amazing work, and I am proud to call you my colleagues!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thanks Health Hero!

From: Inez Robinson To: All Health Heroes Location: Snellville, Ga

Your dedication to the welfare of others is so needed at a time the world can only see darkness. Your unselfish caring is contagious & manifested at this time in history. Just know you are much appreciated & cared for. Be safe! We love you!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory Clifton Rd

To all the staff in every dept from housekeeping to food service to the nurses, Drs and administrative staff, I can't imagine how stressful this is for you and your families. Your dedication is very much appreciated. I pray for your physical, and emotional health. Please give as much good care to yourself as you are giving to others

From: Camille Vaughan To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you for the teams at Emory Healthcare's Budd Terrace Rehabilitation (Medical Director: Dr. Sahebi Saiyed) and AG Rhodes at Wesley Woods (Medical Director: Dr. Hyungseok (Dan) Oh) for their tireless efforts to support older adults living in these two skilled nursing facilities. We appreciate all you are doing!

From: Dawn Francis-Chewning To: All Health Heroes Location: A block away from main campus Emory Hospital!

I am so grateful for your dedication, devotion and passion that are all contributing to positive outcomes for this pandemic crisis! I applaud everyone; medical professionals (Nurses, PA's, Doctors), administrative personnel, vendor/food supply providers, and building services staff that remove waste and clean. You have and continue to go beyond a sense of duty to provide genuine care and concern for all others. Your selfless caring for others, despite the personal cost, is unparalleled and does not go without notice. I, my family, my friends, my neighbors - we are so very grateful for your intercession and your sacrifice. Prayers for you and all of yours in this challenging, troubling time. Blessings to all. 

From: Stacey Pickard To: Critical Care Division Location: North Decatur Emory

I would like to thank our wonderful staff of OSA's, Nurses and PCT's in our Critical Care Division, which includes PCU, TELE and ICU for adjusting to our new homes; wherever they are when we come to work, lol and for taking on challenges that have definitely put us out of our comfort zones to take care of our patients to the best of our ability with smiles on your faces and a purpose. What a team effort and I know for me, seeing the silver linings through our circumstances is hard to do with so much fear and anxiety all around us but I wanted to take the time to again say THANK YOU! Teresa Smith, day charge nurse on the new PCU. She did an excellent job in preparing us with supplies and info/notebooks being stocked and ready in our little nurses station on 2400 or Telemetry. She is always looking out for the staff and I know I can not keep up with her energy but God love her and I appreciate her leadership and love for her staff and patients. 

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory University Hospital-Lithonia

To the guys who put up the outside tent for the healthcare workers to ensure they have an overflow room for patients; Thank you! You guys risk your life daily to ensure all of electrical components, in our hospital for the doctors, nurses et al., are operational. You guys have not received enough appreciation,”. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

From: Mallard Benton To: Individuals monitoring doors and entrances to clinic buildings on main campus, Midtown and St. Joseph's Location: The Emory Clinics

Thanks so much for taking on this additional duty, welcoming visitors at entrances, keeping them safe while having to restrict access. Many of you are so pleasant and open and I know this means a lot to patients who already have so much on their minds. Thank you.

From: Anonymous To: Kitty Bekele Location: Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine

Thank you for everything you do and always being willing to help. You are such a valuable member of our team!

From: Eliana Lillevik To: All Health Heroes Location: Woodstock, GA - USA - Emory University

Dear Health Providers (to all of you, in all levels), I know that "Thank You" will never be enough. We will never be able to pay you back for your services, courage, and strength. But still, Thank you for bringing light and hope in the midst of so much darkness. May God keep you and protect you during all times. Much love and forever appreciation!

From: Anonymous To: Emory Information Services Team - Especially Field Services Location: Atlanta, GA

I would like to say 'THANK YOU' to the Emory Information Services Team- Specifically Field Services. I appreciate your dedication and support of all of our other front line workers. You are one of the many unsung heroes. Unlike many of the other IS team members you guys have had to remain in the offices, hospitals and clinics to be there to support any hardware, software or technical issues that arise so that medical staff can focus on patients. You risk your lives and safety as well because you too are essential front line workers and I again would like to say 'THANK YOU'!

From: Carla Smith To: Emory (IS) Information Services Team Location: Atlanta, GA

I would like to say 'Thank You' to the entire Information Services Team. You all are working hard, supporting applications, software, hardware and other technical issues, changes or enhancements that have been needed. You've adjusted to remote work beautifully and continue to provide excellent support, customer services and productivity. Job well done!

From: Carla Smith To: Emory - Information Services - Client Services Location: Atlanta, GA

We have risen to the challenge yet again! Thank you to the entire Client Services Leadership and Staff. You've continued to maintain a high level of excellence, customer service and productivity. Your dedication, flexibility and commitment has allowed us to stay focused on supporting our other front line workers. You are appreciated!!

From: Jessica Blackburn To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory IRB

Dear Emory Health Heroes, thank you for all of the sacrifices you are making to care for our loved ones. We appreciate everything you are able to do for our community while we have to remain separated. Thank you for providing comfort to those who need it and for taking on the challenge of identifying and testing new treatments and vaccines! Your sidelined Emory family is still cheering you on! Jessica

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Lithonia, Georgia DeKalb County Emory Hillandale Hospital

I want to personally thank our healthcare workers for all that they do every day, all day! I do know that this is a difficult time for us all and wanted to let you know that your work does not go unnoticed. Thank you for taking care of us! All the best to you and your families during this unprecedented time! Take good care!

From: Victoria Varner To: Valerie Bowie - Phlebotomy Supervisor Location: EUH, Atlanta, GA

Thank you Valerie for your consistent calm and supportive demeanor in the midst of what started out as a fearful and uncertain period for all of us. Because of your guidance, our department has literally come together like never before. As usual, your attitude of "we're all in this together" really comes through as you pitch in to assist each shift throughout the day and night. Thank you for not being socially distant for any of us. You are a true Healthcare Hero!

From: Jason Wesson To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

I personally want to thank those on the frontlines putting their lives at risk on a daily basis. I appreciate your sacrifice and tireless dedication on trying to resolve this crisis.

From: Robin Sark To: Stephanie Bell, RN Location: EUH Clifton Campus

Stephanie Bell recently came to our Interventional Radiology department as a new ESP nurse. She unexpectedly went out for medical reasons at the start of the pandemic. Since she couldn't work with us, she worked for us. She rallied some friends to make yummy goodies, caps and masks for the nurses and technologists in the Interventional Radiology department. The efforts from her and her friends was so warm and wonderful that we have kept them on our huddle board and at least someone is wearing those items everyday. Thank you, Stephanie and we can't wait until you can return to work!!!

From: Deborah Burns To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

I would like to say thank you to all the brave hard working doctors who are putting their life on the line and on hold to battle this unprecedented pandemic. YOU ROCK. You are all my heroes and sheroes.

From: De'Anthony Bishop To: Ortho and Spine Department (MSK)! Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Emory Executive Park

I would like to thank the entire Emory Ortho and Spine team! They're doing a terrific job adjusting and up keeping the Emory standard of quality care service! Thank you, Emory Spine Department!

From: Robert Welch To: Covid 19 Test Team providing drive-through testing at BHC Location: Emory Brain Health Center

Thank you for all you've done and continue to do to protect our community! You are all REAL LIFE HEROS!

From: Bernice Andrews To: All Emory Employees and Workers

Dear Frontliners staff for all you do and all the work you are doing to keep people life safe and for such a caring heart and love thank you we truly appreciate and love you all...

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes

Thank you to everyone on the front lines during this dangerous and uncertain time! We appreciate everything you are doing and the ways your work saves lives. From the sanitation staff to the nurses, doctors, techs, administrators, and anyone and everyone in Emory Healthcare, thank you. Our family is staying home because we know you can't and won't because you put the health of our whole community as your priority. Thank you for the sacrifices we know you are making and that your families are making to take care of others. You are true heroes.

From: Portia To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you for your dedication.

From: Eve Mullen To: All Health Heroes Location: Oxford College

Thank you, and be as safe as you can!

From: Jacque To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you for your dedication to help others and springing into action during this pandemic. With all the uncertainty and anxiety enveloping this time, I am so grateful for our health care heroes! Gratitude for our essential workers who keep our country running and risking their lives every day. We owe you all so much. When we arrive at the other side of this, I hope we can better support you and your work. Thank you for being so selfless and caring, you each carry us forward.

From: Courtney Tucker To: All Health Heroes Location: Emory RSPH staff

Thanks for fighting the good fight and placing the needs of the local, state, and international community above your own. You're all-stars and I hope you feel appreciated and loved today and every day.

From: Susan Henschen To: All Health Heroes Location: Decatur, GA

Thank you for actively helping in this situation. Thank you for comforting and trying to heal those who are suffering. My heart hurts for you when I hear sad news about patients who couldn't pull through their illness. Thank you for choosing this profession to be able to support all the need for care right now. I'm hopeful the need for your additional hours will diminish soon and that you will be able to rest and recover. I strongly urge you to pay attention to your mental health and know reaching out for help is something we all admire. Thanks for looking for signs of hope and sharing humor, enjoying anything while you're so busy and possibly feeling sad and devastated. Thank you for the serving during this pandemic takes you away from your family. We are depending on you more than is logically possible. Even though I am helping by staying home to try to keep the number of cases down, I feel a bit helpless. I hope you can feel support and gratitude from the community and world, beyond what you can generate on your own, to help get you through. How I wish I could hug you for your service. You're the best. You are the reason we will get through this. Love to you and all you love.

From: Michelle Hiskey To: EHC Custodial Crew Location: Emory 1762 Clifton Rd.

To the people who clean and sanitize: You are heroes. You are on the frontline of the frontline. Do you know that you are appreciated for EVERYTHING you do?? You are. You make it possible to treat people who are sick with this virus. We are #emorytogether because of you.

From: Jessica Nave To: All Health Heroes Location: EUH

I'm so amazed by our nurses, phlebotomists, and nursing techs!! They have the most exposure to COVID and have handled it with such determination, compassion, and grace. So happy to be part of your team!

From: Jessica Nave To: Hospital Medicine Colleagues Location: Emory Healthcare

To all of my Hospital Medicine colleagues: I already knew this was an exceptional group. But the response to COVID by HMS across the system has been next level amazing. It's very inspirational to work with you all and to collaborate with our wonderful subspecialty colleagues (Critical care, ED, ID, Heme, and nephrology to name a few). It's also been wonderful to collaborate with our outpatient IM colleagues who have been doing an outstanding job and have been ready to jump in and help us on the inpatient side from the very beginning. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Buford, GA

For all of your unseen personal sacrifices, for your crucial work on the front lines, for serving all of us by serving the ill. Thank you.

From: Hospital Medicine Service To: Ketino Kobaidze Location: Emory Hospital Midtown

Thank you for your leadership! For your empathy, listening skills and timely interventions. You make Midtown a caring place to work for.

From: Wendy Cromwell To: All my oncology infusion nurses and support team Location: Winship Clinic on campus

Thank you all for ensuring we are cared for during our treatments. You all rock!

From: Anonymous To: All Healthcare Workers Location: Austell, GA

From: Sharah Herise, RN To: Emory Midtown Hospital Emergency Department staff: Nurses, Providers, Cleaning (EVS), Clerks, Technicians, & Registration Personnel Location: Atlanta, GA (Midtown)

Dear, Emory Midtown Emergency Department I am impressed by your devotion, resilience and how well you are handling this pandemic. You have shown grit & grace, but more importantly allowing a seamless/organized transition in this crisis. Each shift, everyone puts on a BRAVE face & SMILE. Emitting LOVE, LIGHT & POSITIVITY. Keep going! Lets not get Weary or Discouraged. I pray for your STRENGTH & ENCOURAGEMENT during such hard times!! KEEP ***SHINING**.

From: Jada Bussey-Jones To: The Grady general medicine and geriatrics Covid work group that Location: Grady

I would like to say a special thank you to Francois Rollin who has been tirelessly working with our Grady team to provide daily data to all relevant stakeholders. I would also like to thank our Grady General Medicine and Geriatrics Covid work group that includes Caitlin Anderson, Hebist Berhane, Iris Castro-Revoredo, Tracey Henry, Danielle Jones, Sara Koumtouzoua, Lauren Gensler, Jennifer Lom, Stacie Schmidt, and Tiffany Walker for their efforts to coordinate, evaluate, and improve operations as we provide care for our patients and support our faculty, staff, and trainees during this time.

From: EUHM IP Team To: Andrew Webster, Infectious Disease Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown

Thank you to Dr. Andrew Webster with the Infectious Disease team for his support of the EUHM Infection Prevention team. We can’t thank him enough for always being there for the team and being such a great partner.

From: Anonymous To: All Health Heroes Location: Lawrenceville, GA

I couldn't just send it to a specific individual because to me all of them, doctors, nurses, etc., etc., are doing a great job and I personally, have been praying for all of them. The stories that we see on television, of the problems of not having all the equipment that they need to do their job. They are really amazing people and they should be recognize and let them know how all of us feel about them. We are thankful for their dedication and love toward their patients. Thank you for all you are doing for those patients that are suffering. 

From: Anonymous To: Radiation Clinic and Cancer Clinic Location: Atlanta, GA, USA, Emory Hospital Winship Cancer Institute

Thank you for caring from the heart and may God send his Angels to protect those who have been our Angels!!

From: Joseph Tharakan III To: Ashley Joseph Location: Emory University Hospital (Clifton Road)

Thank you for being a front-line healthcare worker during these rough times. Thank you for putting your life at risk to help other people return to their loved ones. Thank you for being a great nurse but most of all thank you for just being you. 

From: Kathryn Arnold To: There are so many that are too numerous to list! Location: Gwinnett County

To Healthcare workers, small business owners, grocery store employees, letter carriers, waste disposal personnel.

Dear Health Heroes, Some of you I know, and some of you I don't, but you have done these things:
Checked me out at the grocery store and cleaned and disinfected the store, and you have restocked shelves as quickly as possible; consistently taken away household trash and recycling; opened a mini-market alongside your restaurant where you are keeping afloat with takeout and delivery. You are locally owned, and your support of the community is evident; you have delivered my mail and my online orders timely; you have provided telehealth sessions and physical therapy; you have been family and friends for my friends who had to be hospitalized for cancer treatments, when their close family had to stay at home; you have answered my messages to the portal timely, despite being pressed on all sides; you created telehealth appointments with 3 - 4 people involved in making sure that I received excellent, timely, thorough care, without respect to all that might be going on in your own lives. I may not know you if you cared for someone who has COVID-19, but putting your own health/life on the line may be more than you ever signed up to do, but you have faced your fears and you have been there for that person/s. You deserve a medal and a vacation. I cannot thank you all enough for your support. My stay-at-home contribution is small, but yours is great, and it is an honor to be served by you.

From: Lisa To: All Health Heroes Location: Atlanta, GA

Thank you so much to all the health professionals who are working tirelessly to help all that come through their doors. We are so thankful for all of your time, energy, knowledge and service. You are in our prayers!