The holidays will look a lot different for our community this year and we at St. Elizabeth want you to be safe as you celebrate this season of joy. With COVID-19 cases increasing rapidly throughout our community, it’s up to all of us to reduce the spread and keep each other safe.
While we can’t all be together in-person with our loved ones, we can come together - in spirit.
To keep our families and community safe, here’s how we’re celebrating differently this year:
How to Give Back From a Distance
It’s the season of giving, and this year, our community needs it more than ever.
Marlene Feagan, Health Ministries Coordinator at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, reminds us that there is always something we can do to help others.
Hanukkah At Home
Celebrating from a distance doesn’t mean we’re losing sight of the holidays.
Victor Schmelzer, MD, Cardiac Surgeon at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, shares how his family is connecting and observing the holidays differently this year.
Safely Spreading Holiday Cheer
Throughout this holiday season, it’s important to stay connected to the people we love.
Terry Foster, Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, shares a sweet way to spread holiday joy this season.
The holidays are a perfect time to show others you care.
Matthew L. Malatt, Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, reminds us how we can bestow the gift of care and compassion this year.
What's on your holiday list this year?
Dawn Walcott, Director of Patient Care Services at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Dearborn, tells us what is at the top of her wish list this year.
This season is also a time to give back. To make a difference, here’s how you can help:
Bring food to a homeless shelter or someone in your neighborhood who’s been shut-in to stay safe.
Write thank you letters to those who have been fighting this epidemic - like our healthcare heroes - and give them encouragement to keep going.
Write thank you letters to teachers who are trying to stay connected to students in virtual platforms.
Support a holiday toy or coat drive to help those in need in our community
Support dedicated associates that stand on the front lines by donating to St. Elizabeth COVID-19 Associate Crisis Fund. It offers emergency financial assistance and practical support to associates during this crucial time.
Rest assured, we remain ready to care for our community in the safest way possible.
For other helpful resources, please follow the quick links below.
Visit the CDC’s “Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings” webpage to find its latest guidance on commemorating the holiday season safely this year.
To find the latest on COVID-19 from St. Elizabeth, visit: stelizabeth.com/covid19
Hear from trusted voices from our community reflect on the past nine months and how the pandemic has impacted them. Not one of us can solve this alone, but everyone can do something.
To watch the rebroadcast, visit: healthcollab.org/rc3