Morton Hospital Launches Campaign to Thank Taunton Area Health Workers
Morton Hospital Asks Local Businesses, Patients and Residents to
Join in Hanging Lights at Home to Brighten Workers’ Spirits
Morton Hospital, a Steward Family hospital, today announced the launch of its “Shine on Health Care Heroes” campaign, an effort to enlist patients, residents, and local business partners in applauding health care workers both in Taunton and across the country from the safety of their homes. Morton Hospital is asking community members to hang lights outside their home as part of Steward Health Care’s national effort to thank health care workers and support doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who have continued to show incredible bravery during this time of uncertainty and distress.
“The spread of COVID-19 has caused anxiety both around the world and here in Taunton, touching each of us and upending the way we live,” said Heidi Taylor, President of Morton Hospital. “While most shelter at home with their families, health care workers continue to bravely risk their own health and safety to ensure residents have access the highest-quality care. Our hope is that seeing lights throughout our community will uplift and brighten frontline medical workers’ spirits and show them just how much we appreciate them and are thinking about them during this time.”
“As a national health care company, Steward has a unique opportunity to champion action at this unprecedented and challenging moment,” said Dr. Joseph Weinstein, Chief Medical Officer for Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest private, tax-paying, physician-led health care network. “We wanted to show the entire health care community, both within Steward and beyond, that we are here to support them, while also involving Americans who are eager to help and share their own gratitude.”
In addition to hanging lights outside their homes, members of the community are encouraged to share photos of their light displays, as well as messages of love and appreciation, on social media using the hashtag #ShineOnHealthCareHeroes. Morton Hospital will work to partner with local businesses to amplify the campaign in weeks and months ahead.
About Steward Health Care System
Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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