A Message from Kathy Callnan, CEO: The Cedars Heroes

April 16, 2020

The Cedars Heroes

I googled “Who are our Heroes?” recently, and as you might expect, the images that appeared were of men and women in capes, and comic book characters. Yesterday’s Superman or Wonder Woman is today’s healthcare worker, and the villain we fight is no longer an evil alien from another planet, but a faceless virus. These are unprecedented times. The women and men on the front lines are today’s super-heroes. Capes have been replaced with masks, gloves, and gowns, and their super-powers are love, compassion, and commitment.

I want to thank all of you at The Cedars who come to work each day.

Thank you for putting the needs of others before your own.

Thank you for working tirelessly each day, only to rest and repeat every day that follows.

There is so much that we do not know – how long this pandemic will plague our nation, who will succumb to it, the economic implications of it all.

There is one thing we do have – FAITH:

Faith in the human kindness of others

Faith in the fortitude that drives our health-care workers and first responders to keep others alive

Faith that we will each do our part to help contain this virus

To the incredible heroes at The Cedars, you inspire me and give me strength. You bring smiles to those in your care and reassurance that you are doing everything in your (super) power to keep them safe and healthy.

Stay safe,

Kathy Callnan
President and CEO