South County Public Safety and Emergency Agencies Get Thanks from St. Louise Regional Hospital on National First Responders Day

For Immediate Release
October 28, 2022

Law enforcement, fire and EMS workers receive hand-delivered packages as part of a seven-year tradition – ‘A small way of thanking our partners in health’

News Highlights

  • Hospital representatives deliver “thank you” packages to South County first responders.
  • Seventh year of giving back to care colleagues.
  • First Responders Day is Friday, October 28, and honors the people who act quickly to protect the public safety in emergencies.

Santa Clara County, CA – Representatives from St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy are heading to 15 law enforcement, fire and EMS facilities in south Santa Clara County this morning bearing gifts: fruit baskets, snack packages and a “thank you for all you do” to honor their care colleagues on National First Responders Day.

Executive leaders, physicians and staff from the hospital will distribute fruit baskets and snacks to facilities in Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill throughout the morning.

This year’s event marks the seventh time hospital staff have made this gesture of thanks to their colleagues. A photo opportunity with Gilroy Mayor Marie Blankley, Police Chief Pedro Espinoza and Fire Chief Jim Wyatt is planned for Friday morning, October 28, 2022.

Gloria Dela Merced, RN, Chief Operating Officer at St. Louise Regional Hospital, said, “We work with our police, fire and EMS colleagues every day, but today we also take time to thank them for their service. We are all part of a team that brings better health for all in south Santa Clara County, and delivering these baskets is just a small way of thanking our partners in health.”

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