It has become a familiar way to honor health care workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – and now it can feature a special UConn twist.
People have started displaying cut-out hearts in the windows and on the outside of their homes and businesses. It is a visual demonstration of support for all the incredible dedication and hard work that those working in the health care industry are providing every day.
UConn Health is thanking people who display blue – as in Husky Blue – hearts to specifically honor the health care workers at UConn John Dempsey Hospital.
The idea of a blue heart drawing was created by the daughter and family of one of the many dedicated doctors at UConn Health.
“The combination of the color blue and the shape of a heart is a fun and personal way for all of us to sya thank you to the staff of UConn Health,” says Dr. Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, the CEO of UConn Health and Executive Vice President for the Health Affairs. “Simple gestures by the public can sometimes mean all the difference to the people that are fighting the COVID-19 virus. Although the most important effort must always be to keep the employees safe through provision of personal protective equipment, a blue heart in a window can be that little added gesture that shows a health care working driving home after an emotional shift how much they are valued.”
There are so many at UConn Health doing critical work every day that deserve our support.
Show it to them with a “Blue Heart for Heroes.”