Church group thanks health care workers

Sam Klomhaus - Enterprise Staff Writer
Thursday, December 10, 2020
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LHC Foundation Executive Director Lauren Chaisson, left, receives flowers from Stacy Jovick, right, as part of an effort to celebrate health care workers by a group from the Park County United Methodist churches, Wednesday at Livingston HealthCare. Enterprise photo by Sam Klomhaus

A group from the Park County United Methodist churches visited health care workers in Livingston Wednesday to thank them for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group decorated their cars and traveled around to Livingston HealthCare, the Park County Health Department, Community Health Partners and the fire and police stations, Stacy Jovick, one of the organizers, said in an email.

Each facility was given a thank-you banner and flowers for each individual to take home, Jovick said.

Livingston HealthCare Foundation Executive Director Lauren Chaisson was outside the hospital Wednesday to receive the banner and flowers. Caisson said the flowers were “wonderful” and that she would distribute them to the workers inside.

“I just wish you guys could all come inside and help spread this joy,” Chaisson said.

Park County Health Officer Dr. Laurel Desnick said Thursday the support the community has shown for the Health Department during the pandemic has been tremendous.

The whole Health Department came outside Wednesday to a cheering crowd, Desnick said.

“It just is so meaningful and so appreciated and makes such a difference because the work is hard, it’s been a long year, and it looks like it’s going to be a long winter,” Desnick said.

Desnick said it’s meaningful people are trying to take care of each other during these difficult times.

“It just brings tears to your eyes,” she said. “What an effort.”