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Swedish Gratitude Garden


Here at Swedish, we are proud and extremely grateful
for our care providers and all our compassionate employees at this time of crisis.

We invite you to help us recognize and appreciate these heroes by
sending a special note to Swedish caregivers and all of the brave heroes on the front lines.

Please take just a moment to send a THANK YOU, or a simple note of gratitude to our
Swedish team and healthcare workers all across the state, the nation and the world. 


Your messages will help bring moments of peace and comfort during this stressful time. 

How:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. All messages will be reviewed and approved for content. Upon approval from our team, you’ll see your caring note here (below).
3. If you're able, make a special gift to Swedish in honor of a Swedish caregiver by clicking Donate.

  

Learn how you can help at www.swedishfoundation.org/covid-19

 

Gratitude Garden Messages
 

"Being grateful and expressing our gratitude have infinite benefits. There is ample data underscoring the power of gratitude. Regularly practicing gratitude, or in other words, exercising our gratitude muscle is known to help our ability to deal with stressful situations, create positive feelings inside and around us, help us sleep better, strengthen our innate kindness & compassion and even help boost our immunity. We invite you, dear reader, to share or plant your seeds of gratitude, help blossom this garden and spread its magic far & wide."

Sandeep Sachdeva, MD, CHCQM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Swedish Edmonds & Swedish Mill Creek
"To all the healthcare workers on the front lines of this battle against COVID-19 I want to THANK YOU for what you are doing for us ALL!! You are the light in this dark time and we are forever grateful. Sending BIG HUGS to you all!! <3" 
- Kelly, Richland, 4/1
 Swedish Caregiver COVID-19 Thank you
 
"Thank you so much for everything you do for us every day. Words cannot express how grateful my family is for all the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice you bring to the table to serve others. You are seen, appreciated, and so loved. Thank you thank you thank you!!"
- Rio, Seattle, 4/2
 Swedish Caregiver COVID-19 Thank you
 
"Thank you for all your amazing courage, compassion and care. We can't do this without you. Much appreciated!" 
- Carey, Redmond, 4/2
 

 

"On behalf of my entire family, I would like to thank every single one of you for your hard work and dedication every single day! We are all very appreciative of your efforts and we wish you all the best. Please stay safe and healthy!" 
- Your grateful Ballard neighbor, Seattle, 4/2

 

 

"Thank you so much for your work and dedication. Thinking of you ALWAYS and sending energy to keep you safe. In my prayers. You are the heroes!"
 - Dree, Sammamish,4/3

 

 

"Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday would have been celebrated this year. I am certain she would have been very proud of the work nurses are doing today in the fight against COVID-19.  Our nurses bring a calm to our anxiety and fears at a time when we need it the most.  They continue to stand even when they themselves are feeling very vulnerable. I have never been more honored to be a part of healthcare than now.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of our nurses." 
- Lori, Seattle, 4/3

 

 

 

"Thank you so much for all that you are doing. You have the hardest job right now, and we're all so proud of you for keeping our community safe and healthy. Your skills are appreciated!!" 
- anonymous, Seattle, 4/3

 

 

"Thank you to all the nurses for your care and dedication. Particularly, thanking the oncology nurses that provide necessary treatment alongside with their amazing  bedside manner every day, every week, month and year." 
- Hilly, Bellevue, 4/3

 
 
 
 

"Thank you to each and every care provider and each and every staff member in the background for the care you are giving to our community and the incrediblely important community asset that is Swedish. It’s an insane time and your life saving efforts are so appreciated. Thank you!!! You are our every day heros." 
- Jessica, Seattle, 4/4

 

 

"Dear Health care staff,

I cannot imagine how much it must affect you to be out there daily in the face of this crisis. Thank you so much from all of us for your dedication to this fight. You all are heroes!!!! Wishing you the best of health sand safety" 
- Daya, Bellevue, 4/5

 

 

 

 

"Thank you so much to all of our frontline caregivers in Swedish hospitals and clinics. We appreciate you every day and especially now during this crisis. Thank you for your unflagging dedication and care for our community!!" 
- Andrea, Seattle, 4/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Thank you to all the frontline workers and all staff at the medical facilities for the hard work!" 
- Grateful Ballard Resident, Seattle, 4/8

"Thank You environmental services team members, from everyone at Swedish Edmonds, for everything you do to make Swedish Edmonds the best place to get better.

Sometimes we take for granted the fact that our rooms are clean, office area is clean, the wastepaper basket is empty, and the bathroom is clean when we come to work each morning.

This wouldn't be possible without the dedicated staff of Environmental Services.

Thank you, EVS, for being the tip of the spear in healthcare. Patients must have a clean environment in order to heal. Thank you for keeping our patients safe every day.

It is important that you know and understand that EVS is a vital part of what we do here.

Thank You environmental services team members, from everyone at Swedish Edmonds.  We are truly grateful for all that you do to keep us safe!"
 - Pat Ahearne, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Swedish Edmonds, 4/8

"Please know that your local community appreciates your hard work. When this over, please take a vacation, you deserve it."
- Ann, Edmonds, 4/9

 
"There are no words strong enough to express my gratitude to all the people who risk their lives by taking care of all the patients who are under their care. You are all ANGELS! I am a "Hidden Child" of the Holocaust  who is going to be 85 tomorrow and without the great human beings who took care of me, I would not be here today.  Thank you to all the "angels" in my life."
- Mina, Maryland, 4/10
 

"Thanks to all of you who daily place yourself in harms way to protect others who don’t have this responsibility.  I know from personal experience what long hours, tremendous responsibility and mental and physical drain your professions demand in the best of times.   To step up day after day in this crisis can’t be repaid properly.  Thank you all over and over."
anonymous, Seattle, 4/10

"Actually am grateful "beyond words" for the immense amount of time, diligence and caring so very visible on the part of our local Swedish staff.  "Thank you" doesn't seem enough so perhaps should say it in Hawaiian (?) - i.e., "Mahalo nui loa" (thank you from the depth of my heart)."
Lawrence, Bainbridge Island, 4/10

"Thank you to Doctors, Nurses and anyone involved in making your job a little easier!  We need and appreciate you.  I donate monthly to Swedish ... and have been a patient there.  In these extreme times I know you are making personal sacrifices to save lives.  Thank you!"
Diane, Kent, 4/10
 
"Thank you for your service is truly appreciated through this crisis we are going through.. I want you to all [to know you] are appreciated and valued by community of the central district. We stand strong with you."
Darnell, Seattle, 4/12 
 
"Thank you simply cannot express my gratitude to all of you health warriors!  We love and respect you beyond words. Need masks....we have them!!"
Vallery, Tacoma, 4/12
 

"Thank you for risking your health in battling this pandemic. You are all true heroes. There are millions of people who are thankful for all that you do."
Jerry, Seattle, 4/14

"Thank you to the friendly, organized, skilled staff who made getting tested for COVID19 at Minor & James a breeze."
Erin, Seattle, 4/14

"Dear Caregivers, you guys are incredibly strong. I am amazed by your compassion, and willingness to sacrifice so much to serve those effected by Covid-19, and other illnesses as well. Thank you for everything you are sacrificing right now with everything you are managing! Our hearts and prayers are going out to you guys right now! Keep staying strong! You've got this! We love you!!"
Brogan, Issaquah, 4/14

"Jens Frisvold (Pharmacist)- Your commitment and passion amazes me! Thank you for all the long hours that you have put in to save patient’s lives. You might not be a “recognizable” frontline face, but you are a hero!"
- Brook, Seattle, 4/14
 
"Your unceasing compassion and exertion to remain on the frontline caring for thousands of people during the pandemic are eternally appreciated. Each of you are a model of maha kindness, generosity, and exertion. The sacrifices you make every day to stay with your patients and other health care staff through this pandemic are incomparable. With the utmost respect, concern, and appreciation, wife of one of Dr. Zivin's Swedish patient."
- anonymous, Seattle, 4/14
 
"To every healthcare hero, including those who support the frontline clinicians. I am deeply appreciative of your sacrifice. For every patient you have cared for with only the caring eyes they can see. Your strong efforts do not go unnoticed.  Thank you for validating the lives of those you are caring for and acknowledging the lives and family  these patients have.
 
My daughter and her husband are physicians in New York City and that brings it home for me. Thank YOU for putting your lives on the line every day. We are all staying home knowing it is making a difference. You are rock stars!!
 
Power on!  We’ve got this Seattle!!"
- Stephanie, West Seatlle, 4/14
 
"It is said in Judaism, whoever saves a single life is considered to have saved the whole world. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May you stay safe and healthy.  Your actions will never be forgotten."
- anonymous, Bainbridge Island, 4/14
 
"In gratitude for all health care workers on the front lines. You are making a huge contribution to society with your hard work & selflessness in this dangerous time.
 
I was on the front line during the Cold War (U.S. Navy submarine officer). It was hard & exhausting work. I did it for my country. No one thanked me at the time, but I would like to extend my thanks to you on the front line now. Know that your toil & risk are helping our civilization survive through this storm. May you look back on this moment with pride - you deserve it."
- Brian, Seattle, 4/14
 
"I have no doubt that when you chose this field, you never imagined a scenario like the one that's playing out today the world over. I can't imagine what it must be like for you. But please know that you have the full support of your community and my greatest admiration for your dedication and bravery.  Please stay safe and healthy and I hope you will all get plenty of self-restorative time soon enough."
Anonymous, Seattle, 4/16
 
"A big thank you for all that you do! Both to those of you on the front lines fighting Covid19 and those who are working hard to find creative ways to provide care to patients with other needs while reducing the risk of exposure. I'm grateful for each and every one of you. You matter so very, very much <3"
Christina, Seattle, 4/16

 

"Swedish Hospital Caregivers,

I don’t think we tell people enough how we feel about them and what they mean to us. How they have made a difference in our lives, and how they are loved.♥️

So, I’m taking the time today to celebrate you and the many gifts you possess. How special you are. You sunshine up the world with your care, compassion, courage, devotion and selflessness.

You risk your lives not only during the Coronavirus pandemic but every day.

I’m thankful for you!

Thank you for your kind and loving hearts♥️, your bravery, your sacrifice. You are the true heroes.

Generosity has a grace all its own.

Your heart♥️Is very giving...

And mine is very grateful.

Evermore thanks...Bless you!"
- Linda, Seattle, 4/16 

"The end of March my husband was admitted to Edmonds Swedish ER from a memory care facility with possible Covid-19.  The intake nurse called me that he did have Covid and related that in taking Mack's information she mentioned my name and he replied, "Judy, Judy, Judy - that's my wife".  That was very heartwarming to me that with his dementia and sick as he was, he remembered.  I appreciated the nurse passing that along to me.

The doctor called me after examining him and he was very thorough and caring in what they were going to do.  Since the facility did not have the resources for his care, he was going to stay at the ER as the facility was expecting equipment and more staff by the end of the week.   Holly called me several times keeping me up to date on his condition during his stay.  She too, was very caring and helpful and appreciate her contact.  All in all, I believe he received excellent care and understanding during his stay and I applaud all the nurses and personnel for his and others care."
Judith, Seattle, 4/17

"You are blessings sent to us from God. We are in awe of your devotion, kindness, bravery and endurance in the face of a daily fight.

We are grateful for you every day and send prayers to guide and support you along with our heartfelt THANK YOU." 
Lynne's Family, Seattle, 4/17

"A huge thank you to Maddie Lee for her tireless work organizing and scheduling her team, while also caring for patients. She is an unstoppable force during this difficult time and her endless compassion and drive are genuinely inspirational and make her a true hero."
Anonymous, Woodinville, 4/17


"We are so thankful for the quality of care we receive as a family from Swedish. We are doing our best to lessen the likelihood that we will need any care any time soon.

Our thoughts are with you as this epidemic unfolds and strains our resources and our stamina. Please know that your community is proud of you and rooting for you now more than ever."
Joey, Seattle, 4/17
 

"Just a big thank you for dedicating yourself to the health and wellbeing of others -- we are nothing without our health!  Sending well wishes."
- Joy, Seattle 4/18
 

"I want to thank all Swedish medical professionals, hospital and clinic staff and Swedish employees during this time. My health care team has gone above and beyond to help me resolve my health concerns during this time but it's not just my team. It's all of the teams in Seattle, Issaquah, Ballard, Edmonds and other locations working day and night to provide treatments to all patients. You guys are saving lives and putting yourselves in harm's way. Our medical professionals are our front lines right now. Thank you, so much for all you do."
 - Amelia, Seattle, 4/20
 

"I can’t say enough great things about Swedish  Issaquah Emergency Room staff, nurses and Dr. Hahn.

I ended up in the ER after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, and had to have some testing done. I was treated with professionalism in all aspects of my care. So thank you so much."
Keven, Snoqualmie, 4/26

"We recently had a baby at the Swedish Issaquah campus. Just wanted to say Thank You to the wonderful doctors and nurses who provided an amazing level of care.   We so appreciate all their hard work, ensuring a healthy and happy outcome.  Thank you so much!"
Issaquah resident, Issaquah, 4/27

"My husband was at Swedish Cherry Hill late last year for two surgeries by Dr. Roh, which revealed cancer.  Although he passed away this spring at home, I know that Tom was so appreciative of the nurses and doctors at Swedish Cherry Hill... and both my daughter and I are forever grateful for the staffs' help and care during his time there.  I wish I could remember all of your names as you all deserve our gratitude, especially now for all of the care you are giving current patients during this difficult covid-19 crisis.  If you remember Tom, thank you.   He really appreciated you as we did too.  Your care was exceptional.  Hang in there and thank you again."
- Carolyn, Seattle, 4/24

"To the Swedish Security Team from your local Wells Fargo on Capitol Hill: We want to say THANK YOU! Every single one of you is a Healthcare Hero and we appreciate your hard work and dedication to your community!"
Well Fargo - Capitol Hill, Seattle, 4/28


"Thank you. Thank you for your daily commitment to serve, putting yourself and your loved ones at risk, to care for our most vulnerable. You are truly amazing!"
 - Jessica, Bainbridge Island, 4/29

"Thank you for all that you are sacrificing in order to save peoples lives.  Because of your efforts, I can trust that all of my loved ones will stay safe and be well cared for during this unprecedented crisis.  You are the heroes!"
Kim-Wells Fargo Bank Wedgwood City, Seattle, 4/30


"Thank you all for the dedication and sacrifice you make every day fighting the virus and taking care of your patients. Your hard work is appreciated. Stay safe!"
 - Shai, Seattle, 4/30

"There really aren't words to express our gratitude for your bravery, dedication, and compassion. A special thank you to the First Hill ICU for saving the life of a dear friend of ours. We are praying that you stay safe and doing our part by staying home."
Jamie, Issaquah, 5/6

"Thank you to all Swedish workers who care for us with so much patience. Especially appreciate Dr. Rebecca Duke and staff who have taught me  to take responsibility for my health. You guys rock!"
 - Mimi, Seattle, 5/8

"To the Swedish Respiratory Therapists Team:

Every single one of your are heroes!  Thank you for the sacrifices you are making to ensure that our community remains safe and healthy.

Warm Regards"
- The Team at Wells Fargo Wedgwood, 5/8

"THANKS So VERY Much for being here and for all you do!!"
 - anonymous, Seattle, 5/12

"Thank you so much for everything that you are doing during this pandemic and even before. You are truly the backbone of this economy and we wouldn't be where we are without you! Thank YOU."
Wells Fargo Laurelhurst Branch, Seattle, 5/12

"I don't have COVID19 - currently no one in my family does. But that doesn't matter in this note.  YOU ALL ARE HEROES!  I am so grateful that you get up every day and go to work and help save people's lives in a variety of ways.  Thank you for all you do!  You've been our provider for 17 years.  Wouldn't change a thing. Stay safe!"
Laura, Seattle, 5/12

"Thank you all caregivers near and far in this time of uncertainity and fear. We will rise up against this virus ..we are caregivers .."
- Delores, Seattle, 5/12 

"I am so very grateful to my entire team of Swedish doctors, their M.A.s, the reception staff and those answering the phones and assisting with appointments. Everyone I’ve encountered in the last few years at Swedish Center for Comprehensive Care has been courteous and caring. My team of doctors and their M.A.s has been amazing. They’ve been excellent at treating my unusual and complex medical issues over the years. I’m impressed by their kindness, honesty, proficiency and their ability to work together on  complex issues. I feel included in the decision making process, they listen kindly to my point of view and guide me. I feel very fortunate.

 I can’t imagine what everyone at Swedish has been going through this year with the novel coronavirus.  You are all going above and beyond just by going to work each day. I appreciate that you are there and your patience and kindness in spite of what is going on around you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Dr. Enrico Basilico and Ryan

    Dr. Jeffrey Cary and Anna

    Dr. Jason Goldman

    Dr. Uchechukwu Obih

    Dr. Calvin Knapp

    I apologize for not knowing the names of the other staff who have been so kind and patient.

    You are all my heroes."

 - Rochelle, Sammamish, 5/12

"Dear HOSPITAL HEROS,

Thank you for giving your talents, gifts, skills and love each day.  You are making a difference every minute of every day.  Thank you for your service and dedication.  To call you all heros just does not seem like enough, there needs to be a new word created to describe you all. 

With gratitude, Nancy"

 - Nancy, Issauquah, 5/13

"Thank you for your dedication to our community and working so hard to keep everyone safe and healthy."

- Wells Fargo, Wallingford, Seattle, 5/13

"I know times right now are extremely rough and I would like to thank you for all of the hard work you’ve put into everything. I know we can all get through this with the help of you."

"Thank you healthcare workers for making sacrifices to help others! We are eternally grateful for you ❤"

"Just want to say thank you for helping out individuals during this time. We are very lucky to have amazing people like you in our lives and thanks for all you do!"

"dear swedish hospital, thank you so much for still working during this pandemic, thank you for being brave and risking your own life to save others:) our community really appreciates everything you all have been doing for us. wishing you guys all the best and for this to be over soon."

"Thank you very much for dedicating your time and energy to provide for your patients.  I am grateful to know that our community has many healthcare workers to help during this time.  I hope that you are able to still have time to rest, recharge and take care of yourself."

"Thank you to all the healthcare workers who risk their live to help others. You are greatly appreciated and we are so lucky to have you guys ❤"

Cleveland High School Key Club, Seattle

"Thank you health care providers for helping us during this pandemic!!"

 - Erica, Grover Cleveland STEM High School , 5/13

"Thank you for all that you have sacrificed in order to help others during this time of crisis. I really appreciate everything you do for our community. Our situation would have been way worse without your effort and dedication, and I want you to know that your hard work is praised every day."

 -Tanvi, Issaquah, 5/14

"We can’t say thank you enough to the Neurology team at Cherry Hill. It starts from when you walk into the office, to the Medical Assistances/Nurses, Physicians and the team as we leave. Y’all Are The Best!!

A special Thanks for Dr. Michael Doherty as he walked with us through many years concerning our Son."

 - Kim, Des Moines, 5/17

"The bravery,  courage, determination, perseverance and faith of those working the frontlines astounds me. I am full of gratitude."

 - Anne, Bellevue, 5/18

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the vital work you are doing on the front lines of this pandemic. As I sit here helpless, watching my third and possibly fourth family member pass from this terrible disease, I know first hand how important the role you play is in the lives of these patients. It brings tears to my eyes to imagine that all of you bear the burden of caring for our loved ones in our stead. This can’t be easy, no matter how much it is appreciated. But since thank you is what I can do for now, thank you, thank you, thank you! Sending love and genuine, heart felt appreciation."

 - Susan, Seattle, 5/18

"Thank you for all of your hard work keeping our communities safe.  My family and I appreciate all of your effort, selflessness and bravery to fight COVID 19 and putting strangers first.

You've put your lives on pause, having to put your family on the backburner to help out and we can't thank you enough!

 - Shannon, Atlanta, 5/19

HEROES AMONG

There are heroes who walk among us.
They stake no claim to fame.
Fortune is not their game.
Faces in a crowd.

Their selfless deeds of sacrifice
Go unnoticed by the throng.
Faces in a crowd,
Unknown and unsung,
Giving tirelessly of themselves,
Changing lives forever,
Only to remain,
Faces in a crowd.

There are heroes who walk among us.

 

Marie Cutshall, 
Dedicated to those working to ensure our health, protection and well being.
 - Marie, Issaquah, 5/21

"Dear Health Care Workers,

Words of thanks fall short of what's needed to show the depth of gratitude for all that you do, so much of which I really don't know. I can't imagine all that you've seen, or how tired you are, or how scared at times. I know many of you don't see your families to help protect them and to me, this is perhaps the ultimate sacrifice.

Please know that I pray for you all: for your strength, for your safety, for your health and for your sanity.

With deep gratitude,

Trish"

 - Trish, Kent, 5/22

"Thank you for all you do to heal others!"
 - Angela, Portland, 5/22

"Thank you to the nurses at the Ballard Infusion Center.

You are amazing!  We appreciate you being there for your patients through all of this.  We appreciate your smiles, comforting ways, and steadiness.  Thank you a thousand times over."
 - Barbara, Seattle, 5/22

"I would like to say a big Thanks to Edmonds Speciality Clinic ..Dr Babington and his staff..Always kind and treat me with respect.. Thank you!"
Lori, Lynnwood, 5/22

"Thank you for being there, where we cannot. I have tremendous respect, admiration, and appreciation for each one of you who is showing up, day after day. Bless each one of you!"
 -Sara, Sammamish, 5/25


"Samara at Swedish Pulmonary has been so helpful and moved mountains to get me an appointment when during a crisis when my other doctors (not at Swedish) didn't care and couldn't be bothered to help. She made me feel like someone was on my team and wanted me to get better, and that means the world when nobody else will listen. I am very chronically ill, and it's a long slog that often feels too hard. People like Samara are a reminder to keep going because someone does care. Thank you Samara!

P.S. I am so sorry if there's a rogue letter in your name, I'm terrible at spelling."
 - Eliza, Vashon, 6/5

"Thank you so much for your thoughtful caring you always give me when I'm in the hospital. It always calms me down and put me at ease. Love you guys. God bless you all"
 -Ruth, Shoreline, 6/12

"Thank you for all you do. It is difficult to do your job when you are reminded everyday of the dangers you face. We appreciate all you do. Thank you for caring for us."
 - Debbie, Bellevue, 6/24


"THANK YOU doesn’t seem big enough. Your selfless dedication to our communities means so much to so many. Our entire family thanks you and hoped that after serving us, keeping us healthy and safe...you can be with your loved ones and get some deeply deserved rest.
Our deepest gratitude to each of you at Swedish."
 - Roberta, Greenwood, 6/25
 

"This Note is to all Swedish Healthcare providers out there and others, that dedicate their lives constantly and tirelessly for their patients and the public in general over the years.

I just want you to know, that you are loved and appreciated very much for your hard work and dedication. ...Swedish is one of the best places to have the best care in Washington State.  Some of the best doctors and specialists work at Swedish, including Drs. Mark Loudermilk and William McFadden, (among others)

Swedish is just a good place for anyone to go to have their health care needs (met).  For Example:

Swedish Issaquah is just  A +  Plus .. for any Emergency. The doctors and nurses are  very kind, loving and knowledgeable. Swedish First Hill  is a good place to have  any (surgery) The doctors and the nurses are very attentive to you as a patient.   This is possible, because of all of you, Swedish health care workers....thank you...  I hope that during this pandemic, you protect yourself and take care of you and your families,  the same way you have been taken care of us over the years..... Thank you once again for still being there for us during this turbulent time.

Thank you. Gracias. Obrigada (Portuguese.)"
 -Maria, Bellevue, 6/27

Dear healthcare worker,

Hope you are protected and healthy!

I would love to display my appreciation for contributing your time, showing your support, and being hopeful for patients fighting death. Your profession is truly noble and deeply appreciated. Thank you for continually inspire others to help out of the goodness of their hearts.

Sincerely,

 - A, Beverly Hills, 7/10

From all the Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunties, Brothers, Sisters and Friends words cannot express the gratitude Swedish has shown and continues to show during these trying times.

May the sun shine on your path everyday :o)

Forever - Thank You!!!

 - Tantoco, Sammamish, 7/14 

I would just like to thank and express my gratitude for the amazing healthcare workers. Working on the front lines of a pandemic requires a lot of dedication and courage, and I have been inspired by the incredible work that has been done. Our country depends on these healthcare workers, who have been nothing but exceptional. The work that you all have been doing is giving me hope for a better future. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for the healthcare heroes and their commitment to serving others.

 - anonymous, Elmhurst, NY, 8/5

   

Thank you for all the work you all do every day for the people around the world.  I see you all making a significant difference in so may lives each day.  It only takes one to start making a positive difference.

I see you all as this one.  Keep going and don't give up the fight.  Know that there is a countless number of us. We may be mostly unseen.  Yet, we are still behind you all with our everlasting support.

 - Ian, Bainbridge Island, 8/13

Thank you healthcare workers!

 - Angelina, Lynnwood, 10/3


Thank you Swedish caregivers for your work!

 - Daniel, Seattle, 10/3

Thank you so much for everything you do. You’ve always been heroes, but we’re even more great duo now. Thank you for the sacrifices you make to keep us safe.

 -Tessa, Seattle, 10/3



 Thank you for your service!
 - Jordhen, Vancouver, WA, 10/3

Thank you for your service and hard work for our community's well-being!!! We are incredibly grateful for your sacrifice and service. I hope you and your families stay safe, happy, and healthy!

 - Sai Raksha, Bothell, 10/3

Dear frontline worker,

Thank you so much for all your hard work, resilience, and courage during these difficult times. My family has been deeply impacted by COVID-19, and are beyond grateful for all the work you are doing for your patients. I hope you continue to stay safe, healthy, and positive, and know we are so grateful for all the work you do!

Best,
Cayla, Seattle, 10/3

Dear Workers,

I hope this note finds you well. Thank you for your commitment and dedication at this point in time. Stay safe and in case no one has told you this today, your hard work is greatly appreciated.

 - Tammy, Seattle, 10/3

Dear Frontline Workers,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work. This is such a unique and difficult and difficult time especially through the sacrifice that you have made. The world is such a brighter place because of you.

 - Eli, Seattle, 10/3



 - Archita, Pleasanton, CA, 10/3



Thank you very much for protecting millions of us everyday and working hard!!! 

 - Sathvi , Bothell, 10/3

 



 Words cannot describe how great i am for you guys!
 - Gary, Everett, 10/3

 - Joshua, Seattle, 10/3


Thank you so much for your service!

 - Jessica, San Jose, CA, 10/3



Thank you for everything you do! You are so strong, so powerful, and so amazing. We truly appreciate you for everything you! I hope my bullet journal session today eases your stress. You are so loved by me and I pray you'll find peace in the future.

 - Jenny, Seattle, 10/3


Thank you so so much for everything you have done for our community! I am so lucky to have so many kind individuals like you guys that are putting long arduous hours to keep us safe. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have all of you working so hard to help all of us. Thank you.

 - Angelina, Mercer Island, 10/3

 

Dear Frontline Workers,

Thank you so much for continuing working and saving so many lives.

 - Darcy, Seattle, 10/3
 


Thank you so much! We appreciate all of your hard work! <3

 - Michelle, Seattle, 10/3

Long overdue, but caring for Neal and now for myself have hindered my long desired letter of gratitude. I wiould like to write a very long homage, but for now this is it. To the amazing Dr. Brian Louie, thoracic surgeon, to Debra Cadiente his nurse, to all the staff who helped us, to Dr. Cary, Pulmonary Specialist and his lovely nurse Anna, to Dr. Zivin his specialist, to Dr. Zucker, who taught Neal the art of exercising without hurting himself, to Reagan who retrained a jock, to Dr. Glen David, who restored crumbling vertebrae. To Dr. Gold, oncologist, and to the many other brilliant doctors who we met on the journey to remission after a grueling four years.

Initially treated at Cancer Care Alliance and at the University of Washington, It was the doctors and treatments and finally the surgery at Swedish that saved my husband’s life. I wish I had gone to Swedish first.

However we are here and now, and the past is behind us. My undying gratitude and may god keep you all safe to fight another day for us and for yourselves.

Sincerely,
Bridgit and Neal, Seattle, 9/30



 - Amy, Portland, OR, 10/3

 - Mariana, Sammamish, 10/3

Dear All of You Brave Souls,

Through all of the madness that is 2020 right now, I can only imagine how hectic life has been for each and every one of you. I am so beyond thankful for the sacrifices you all have made and I hope you are all doing well.

Take care,

 - Ashley, Seattle, 10/3


Thank you all for doing the work that was unexpected from 2020. Hard days have become the new normal but y’all’s perseverance is truly inspiring!

 - Anonymous, Seattle, 10/3
 

Thank you for...

Staying safe!

Doing the impossible

Working long hours

Being kind with patients

Saving lives

Staying positive

Keeping up safe

 - Jazzlyn, Mercer Island, 10/3



I just want to thank every single health care workers that are working to improve and save the lives of the people that are in need.

Thank you so much for your guys' sacrifices and effort, and I really pray for your guys' health and safety.

 - John, Portland, 10/3



Thank you for all that you do! Your work and efforts don’t go unnoticed!
 - Laura, WA, 10/3
 


Thank you for all your hard work and selfless service!
 - Julia, Seattle, 10/3 



Thank you for taking care of patients during this time of Covid. You are so valued and we are beyond grateful for you! Your community is here to support you! God Bless 

 - Anonymous, Seattle, 10/3
 

Thank you so much for your work, not only during these intense times, but for everything you do in your job anyways. You’ve helped so many people that I’m sure are grateful to you for your service. I know that I sleep easier at night knowing that there are people like you out there helping. Just know that we appreciate everything you do and want to support you in any way we can!

 - Cynthia, Seattle, 10/3



: Thank you guys for all you do!!
 - Katie, Seattle, 10/3

Hi,

I hope this letter finds you well. Thank you so much for all your hard work. We all know how much of a sacrifice you're making to help people in need.

Although this is your job no one ever expected a global pandemic. You could have quit and gone home but instead you stayed and sacrificed to help those who couldn't help themselves. No matter your religious affiliation I'm praying for you and you are loved and appreciated.

Sincerely,
Aunjelica, Seattle, 10/3



Thank you for your service!

 - Shubhangi, Seattle, 10/3



Manisha, Seattle, 10/3


Thank you so much for your service on the front line! I am truly grateful for your work and courage, especially during this ambiguous and dangerous time.

 - Marin, Redmond, 10/3

Thank you for everything you do.
 - Cristobal, Tacoma, 10/3



Dear Swedish Healthcare Workers,

THANK YOU. I appreciate your courage, selflessness, and dedication to helping people fight COVID. Your work does not go unnoticed! I admire your hard work and bravery! You’ve got the whole world cheering for you.

Love,
Lauren, Seattle, 10/3

Thank you so much for your tireless dedication! Your selfless contributions inspire us to see hope, to continue moving forward, and to help in any way we can during these uncertain times. Thank you for your persistence even when you are stressed, tired, and pressured. You are truly a hero.

 - Hailey, Missouri City, Texas, 10/17

Thank you for providing care for us, for when we are in need, especially in these hard times.

 - Kat, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you so much for your guys' help!

 - Aqsa, Lynnwood, 10/27

Thank you so much for all of the work you have put in to help our community get through this time safely. Thank you for sacrificing your safety for the health of others and I really admire the work you do in our community. Know that we all support you and have a lot of gratitude for you. You are our heroes.

 - Lydia, Lynnwood, 10/27

The amount of effort that caregivers and all the compassionate employees have given during this time of crisis is outstanding.

My gratitude for you guys is beyond words. Your actions are making a difference during this pandemic. You guys are the real superheroes during these abnormal times. I pray for the wellbeing of all of you and your families. Keep up the work! We could never do this without you guys.

 - Sharon, Lynnwood, 10/27

Thank you all so much for spending time to fight what has so drastically affected the planet. Your lack of fear in such a dangerous environment purely for the sake of others is very honorable and should be commemorated. Although it may not mean much, but just know that there are people out here that greatly appreciate your sacrifice 

 - Omar, Lynnwood, 10/27

I understand that you guys are going through a great dilemma right now, and I want to give my thanks for being our healthcare workers and being on the front lines to help combat the virus. It would've been nice if everyone in the U.S. could practice social distancing, wear a mask, and avoid large gatherings, so it is a shame that there are anti-maskers and people who deny that the coronavirus is real, or simply people who "just don't care". Healthcare workers should get more recognition regardless of the corona virus or not, as you guys are a literal healing workforce.

 - Allan, Lynnwood, 10/27

Thank you for your bravery and selflessness through this pandemic.

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you!

I would just like to say that you guys don't get enough appreciation for all you do. You do soooooo much for us all, so thank you!

 -Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

On behalf of me and my family, I hope that you guys are doing well and we are rooting for you! You guys are really lifesavers and I wish the best to you and hope you stay healthy! Thank you, guys! :) 

 - Kailyn, Edmonds, 10/27

Dear Health Care Workers,

 

No words can describe how grateful I am for your work. I know you've probably heard this before, but you are heroes. You are the frontline of this madness, and we should be more grateful for your work.

Thank You for everything,

Marshall, Edmonds, 10/27

To all working at Swedish Hospital,

Thank you for risking your own health for the sake of helping others. It takes a specific type of person to be able to do what all of you do when it comes to the amount of dedication and compassion required to help someone in need. Even if indirectly working with patients, everyone works as a team to help others and that is truly amazing. Thank you!!!

 - Ashely, Edmonds, 10/27

I really want to thank you for being on the front lines during this pandemic. My mom is a nurse, so I know how stressful and tiring your job can be. All you healthcare workers definitely don't get enough recognition, but I hope that this message will let you know that we do appreciate all the work you do, and hopefully give you a little boost.

 - Serena, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you so much to all of the healthcare workers that are sacrificing their lives to help all of us. You are the most selfless people in the world right now, and we will never be able to repay you. The fact that you are putting your lives at risk is something only the bravest people can do. Even if you don't think there are, I promise there are people who appreciate you every day. Happy Halloween!

 - Holland, Edmonds, 10/27


Thank you so much for all you have done! You have helped so many people and continue to put others needs above your own. Stay safe and stay healthy!

 - Cassandra, Lynnwood, 10/27

We appreciate everything you do to protect us, you guys are heroes! Thank you

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

 Thank you all so much for your hardwork and dedication to people! You are all so amazing and I can not thank you enough for what you are doing for us all. Please keep it up and stay safe / healthy! Remember, you are all incredible!

 - Evan, Edmonds, 10/27

thank you so much for your service during these rough times. please know that the students of EWHS are rooting for you and fully support all of the staff. happy Halloween and stay safe. It's a beautiful day to save lives!

 - Emily, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you so much to all the healthcare workers! Your hard work is immensely appreciated!

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you so much for saving others even though you have to risk your own lives. You guys are truly inspirational and it truly warms my heart that there are people like y'all in this world.

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you for working so tirelessly on the frontline! You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for being so selfless and courageous! I hope you guys will have a great Halloween this year!

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you for your service. I know it must be hard to go to work every day with the uncertainty of what your job could bring. Working on the frontline during a pandemic is an act so courageous and selfless and most others wouldn't be able to commit to. You put your life on the line to serve your community and we couldn't thank you enough for that. While the rest of us hide in our rooms from the virus, you are out there everyday working with victims. I can't imagine what you and your family must be going through, and I hope for you that this virus is over. You have gotten this far, so the end should be a breeze. We will make sure to thank you greatly after all this has passed because millions of more people would be dead if you didn't come to work each day. Your bravery will remembered in generations to come and you can now say that you've worked through a global pandemic. Not many others can say that!

 - Sierra, Brier, 10/27

Thank you so much for all you do to help!

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Dear Healthcare Workers,

   Thank you! Thank you for everything you do every day. Thank you for the sacrifices you make, every day and especially during this pandemic. Your dedication, commitment, and courage deserve my deepest gratitude and admiration. Your service to patients is saving countless lives and making thousands of differences. You guys are total superheroes. Please stay safe during these crazy times.

 - Aaliyah, Mount Lake Terrace, 10/27

Thank you health care workers for all your help and support! We appreciate everything you do and how kind you guys are! Happy Halloween!

 - Michelle, Lynnwood, 10/27

Thank you healthcare workers for your service and hard work!

 -Anonymous, Lynnwood, 10/27

Thank you all so much for helping us deal with this pandemic!

 - Pearl, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you so much!

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you so much, healthcare workers! You are helping keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible and we really appreciate your hard work and sacrifice.

 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you for providing care for us, for when we are in need, especially in these hard times.

 - Kat, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you so much for continuing to serve our community
during the pandemic. I'll never be able to understand how much courage it
takes to risk your life helping others affected by COVID-19. If you see this
know that we are supporting you 100%
 
 - Richie, Edmonds, 10/27

Thank you healthcare workers!
 - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

I want to start off by saying thank you so much for all of your hard work and your dedication to keeping us healthy and alive. I will always appreciate that no matter what you comes your way, you still manage to stay strong. I have always wanted to enter the medical field and your perserverance to keep on treating patients during this tough time makes me want to enter the medical field even more. I just wanted to say thank you again for everything that you have done for us.

  - Anonymous, Edmonds, 10/27

Dear healthcare workers, our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for your courage and strength everyday you care for the sick. Our family is wearing masks and trying to stay home as much as possible to help keep you safe and protected just as you are always there for us. We will look back at these months as a time of learning and growth, and how you especially played the biggest part in this time of history. You are amazing! Again thanks for your devoted and courageous service.

 - Rocio Rocio, Tampa, 11/12

Dear medical staff, Thank you so much for everything, you are the shining light. I hope you can hug each other and find strength in your wonderful colleagues in this, you are doing this right now! I am forever grateful! Big big hugs and love are send your ways.

 - henrietta & Theo, Seattle, 11/24

We'd all be lost without you.  It probably seems like this time will never end but it will.  Nothing ever stays the same.  Hold on, we're all pulling for you and so very thankful for you.  God's care and blessings on all of you.

 - Kristi, Oak Harbor, 11/26

Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and support staff!

These are crazy times and you all are superheroes!!

Thank you for taking care of my family particularly when my dad fell and hurt his head or when I came in with a broken bone.  Thank you!!

 - Melanie, Seattle, 12/5

Thank you for everything you have done for the people and their health. You have put yourself at risk, to keep everyone else safe. You are truly “heroes without capes”, as well as an inspiration to me and many others. You have made such an impact to people’s lives, and I hope you do the same one day in the future! Thank you!

- Tin, Renton, 12/7

Wow! 2020 has been quite a year hasn’t it! I would like to express my gratitude for you and all the support you have provided- it does not go unnoticed. Every day you are willing to yourself at risk on the front lines to ensure the health and safety of others and I am truly thankful. With that being said, treat yourself! You deserve it. Thank you x3000

Stay safe,

 - Ellen, Renton, 12/7

No words can properly express how much your work is appreciated. Every day you dedicate your lives to helping others, which is some thing that countless people in our world forget or don’t care enough to do. It is truly heartwarming that there are such amazing people like yourself out there. I know how much peoples opinions can change from a single action done to them by others. There is no doubt in my mind that you have moved the hearts and minds sets of hundreds of people for the better. Do not give up hope by negative lash back and please please keep doing what you’re doing. We are so thankful!

 - Erin, Renton, 12/7

Hi! I just want to say thank you for everything you have done for us during the crazy pandemic. Nowadays everything feels more difficult to do many things but you guys are always working hard with the things you do to keep us safe or help those get better. I hope that this pandemic will end soon and everything will go back to normal. I want to wish you guys happy holidays and an early happy new year as well!

 - Julie, Renton, 12/7

Thank you for everything you've done! Especially during this pandemic, everything has been tougher than usual, but thank you for continuing to do what you do! What you do is greatly appreciated, you guys are our heroes! Thank you for dedicating your time and being courageous to be there on our front lines! I hope that you have a safe and warm holiday season with your loved ones and a Happy New Year!

 - Huan, Renton, 12/7

Thank you for everything you have done! With this pandemic, you are putting yourself at risk, to protect other people. I know these times are difficult, but I hope you know that everyone is proud of you.

You inspire me and many others, and I wish you an amazing holiday season.

Thank you - Tin, Renton, 12/7

Thank you for everything that you healthcare workers have done during this pandemic! Your job is undoubtedly one of the most important occupation during these times, and I hope that you know just how much we appreciate your hard work and all of your sacrifices! I know that it can be frustrating seeing ignorant people go out and pretend like a pandemic is not happening while healthcare workers work extra hours just to accommodate the overflow of Covid-19 patients, but we will get through it together! Wishing you a safe and happy holidays!

 - Katie, Renton, 12/7

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication towards helpings others through this stressful period of time! Without our healthcare workers, a essential part to our communities we wouldn’t be able to be where we are today when it comes to the pandemic. Though it can be hard to see the positive change within something that has affected everyone, we appreciate you so much and the effort you all have made! Happy Holidays!

 - Maggie, Renton, 12/7

I'd like to show my appreciation towards the whole team!

You guys are rocking it with everything that you're doing and I'm cheering you on. Even though a hero has to do their duty, I still hope that you'd all stay safe during these hard times. Have a great winter with your family and friends this season!

 - Melyna, Renton, 12/7

Thank you so much for your endless bravery and sacrifice.

You are making the end of this pandemic more visible. Please stay safe especially during the holidays. God Bless!

 - Anonymous, Renton, 12/7

Thank you to all of the health care workers doing their best to keep the community safe and healthy! I appreciate your hard work and how you guys have taken the time in your lives every day to take care of the lives of others, we are very lucky to have you guys helping us in a rough time!

 - Monica, Renton, 12/7

Hi, I just wanted to say how much everyone appreciates the hard work from you guys. I'm so grateful that we have an amazing healthcare force that is fighting on the front lines for covid. We will get through this together. I know how extremely stressful it is to not be able to see your family and close friends. Thank you so much for your work. It'll be over soon!

Sincerely, Natalie, Renton, 12/7

With the holidays upon us I know the desire to be close with family increases, but yet the need for your service in hospitals and surrounding services continues to increase. I just wanted to let you know how appreciated your service is not just to me but to everyone who steps through your doors. Though you can't see it as clearly, you put smiles on the faces of those who need you and those you treat everyday. So though not everyone may say it, I will, THANK YOU!!

 - Madison, Orting, 12/8

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for all your hard work this year! Everyone sees your hard-work and are very grateful for everything you've done for the community. Thank you for all of your dedication into keeping patients healthy and happy, even at the expense of your own safety from the virus. I'm sure you've put a smile on hundreds of faces. Stay warm this holiday season!

Sincerely,

 - Chloe, Renton, 12/8

Merry Christmas!

I hope you've had a great year! COVID-19 has definitely put a damper on the holidays, but it is thanks to people like you that we can get through it!

Thank you for everything you've done and all of your service! Everyone is very grateful and happy for everything you do and we hope you know that. You are all very hardworking and put the health of others before your own. Thank you for that and I hope you know that everything you do helps put others at ease. I hope you have a good Christmas because you deserve it!

 - Anonymous, Renton, 12/8

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your service! Thank you for putting yourselves on the front-lines of this pandemic and helping those in need in this battle against COVID-19. Your services are greatly appreciated and you have always put smiles on people's faces. Just knowing that there's someone there puts many at ease, so thank you for being that person. It's getting colder so please remember to stay warm! And have a happy holiday!

 - Anonymous, Renton, 12/8

There are so many amazing people in this hospital who prioritize others. Thank you for everything you have done during this pandemic and potentially exposing yourself to the virus for the sake of others. I am really grateful for all of the sacrifices you make. If you ever find yourself in a rough spot please remember that you all have helped save hundreds of people and there are so many people who are super grateful for all the effort you have put into your work.

 - Anonymous, Renton, 12/8

With loving gratitude from my family to all of the Swedish professionals, whom Have committed countless minutes, hours, days, months to the relentless

COVID-19 battle, you all have shown such grace, dignity, compassion and commitment  in light of this horrific disease.

Your courage, strength and selfless acts are by far the greatest  gift to all mankind. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your care with our family member and all people of our community,  we are so blessed to have The Swedish family of talented,knowledgeable, compassionate and loving individuals... Take good care of yourself, the blessings of hope and success are simply because of your relentless sacrifice and commitment to make a difference.  Thank you from the hearts of our family and community.

Best, 
 - Lisa., Seattle, 1/6