First responders honor health care staff

First responders paraded outside of hospital to show their support of health care staff.

The front entrance at St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital, was a sight to see this week as Oxnard’s first responders, firefighters, and police officers caravanned to honor health care staff for their efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The motorcade driven by first responders – from fire engines to patrol cars – had their sirens blaring and lights flashing as the vehicles paraded around the hospital’s Mercy Cross tower. Physicians, nurses, support staff, and hospital leadership stood outside in appreciation of the recognition shown by fellow first responders.

“Our continued partnership with local first responders is essential, and to be honored by Oxnard’s Police and Fire Departments is incredibly meaningful to each of us,” said Darren

W. Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “The show of solidarity serves as an inspiration for our staff, who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to provide care for our communities.”

This gesture of kindness offers a much-needed boost for the health care heroes of SJRMC.

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