On Friday, September 25, Rush Memorial Hospital (RMH) held a drive-thru event to thank the community for their extraordinary level of support during the early months of the pandemic. As was the case with most hospitals, RMH team members experienced an incredible amount of stress between mid-March and the end of May, as we all tried to prepare for the unknown. Our community responded with innumerable acts of recognition and generosity, sending meals, snacks and messages of support. This event was our attempt to show them how much their support meant to us during this difficult time.
On the day of the event, team members lined the route of the event, holding signs that expressed their gratitude. Staff volunteers manned a series of stations where attendees were thanked for their support and given a variety of “goodies” for both children and adults. While the masks, distributed by CEO Brad Smith, were the most practical gift item, the Kona Ices were received with the most enthusiasm, particularly by the many children who attended.
Rush Memorial Hospital is an IRHA Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network member. What a fantastic event for their community!