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SSM Health invites community to observe Moment of Silence at 10 a.m. May 10

Effort will honor health care and essential workers, first responders and others impacted by COVID-19

As we kick off Health Care Week on Monday May 10, we will invite our friends, families and neighbors to join us in a moment of silence at 10 a.m. to recognize all health care workers, first responders, essential workers and others who have given so much of themselves to support our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also remember those we’ve lost to this horrible disease.
We will honor the daily acts of courage and sacrifice we saw across our communities and within our health care communities. It is something simple we can all do to demonstrate strength and unity during a time when many of us have felt helpless. Together, we will lift up one another and these heroes in our thoughts and prayers, joining our hearts in gratitude and remembrance.
This observance during National Hospital and Health Care Week will honor the many individuals who have risen as heroes throughout the pandemic – as well as those who have died or lost loved ones to this disease.
“Frontline caregivers, first responders and essential workers in every corner of our community put aside their personal concerns over the past year, rising as true heroes – and businesses and communities stepped up in incredible ways to support them,” said Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, President and CEO of SSM Health. “We simply want to take a moment to lift all those impacted by the pandemic in our thoughts and prayers, joining together in gratitude and remembrance.”
“If we’ve learned one thing through this pandemic it’s that we are stronger together,” Kaiser added. “This moment of silence is something simple we can each do to demonstrate strength and unity throughout our community as we begin the healing process together.”

A sample of organizations joining our Moment of Silence

Access Community Health Centers (WI)
Albany Police Department (WI)
Allied Arts (OK)
American Risk Management Resources Network, LLC (WI)
Thane B. Anderson, DDS (WI)
Argyle EMS (WI)
​Natalie Arnett State Farm (OK)
Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce (WI)
Beloit Area Community Health Center (WI)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
BJC Healthcare (MO)
Browntown Fire and First Response (WI)
Cambridge Area EMS (WI)
C.D. Smith Construction (WI)
Cecely Castillo, Dane County Dist. 4 Supervisor (WI)
Yogesh Chawla, Dane County Board Supervisor (WI)
City of Madison (WI)
Cole County Health Department (MO)
Columbus School District (WI)
Community Health Center of Central Missouri
Cutting Edge Insurance Agency LLC, Kelly Krueger (WI)
Dane County Board of Supervisors (WI)
Dane County Credit Union (WI)
Diocese of Jefferson City (MO)
DLM Financial Strategies (WI)
Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce (OK)
Edmond Music (OK)
Energy FC (OK)
Families Fighting Addiction (WI)
Findorff (WI)
G&S Sign Services (OK)
Gilbert Insurance Agency (OK)
Goldfish Swim School - Edmond (OK)
Gov. Tony Evers (WI)
Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (OK)
Greater St. Louis Inc. (MO)
Green County Emergency Management (WI)
Green County Public Health Department (WI)
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Healthcare Leadership Council (Washington, D.C.)
Hub International (WI)
Independent Agent- Custom Insurance Solutions Inc. (WI)
Janesville Community Center (WI)
KennedyC (WI)
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (WI)
Lumicera Health Services
Madison Ballet (WI)
Madison Physical Therapy and Consulting, LLC (WI)
Marshall Area EMS (WI)
McFarland Fire & Rescue (WI)
Medical Insurance Solutions for Seniors, LLC (WI)
Mercy Hospital - St. Louis (MO)

Meyer Insurance Agency (WI)
Midwest City Chamber of Commerce (OK)
Navitus Health Solutions 
NBC 15 News (WI)
New Glarus Area EMS (WI)
Oklahoma City Community Foundation 
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Orgeon Area Fire/EMS District (WI)
Parkview School District (WI)
Joe Parisi, Madison County Executive  (WI)
Project: SAFE (OK)
Public Health Madison and Dane County (WI)
Rausch Insurance Agency (WI)
Rebalanced Life Wellness Association (WI)
Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service (WI)
Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, Oklahoma state representative 
Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, Wisconsin state representative 
Rep. Nick Milroy, Wisconsin state representative 
Rep. Jeff Mursau, Wisconsin state representative 
Rep. Sondy Pope, Wisconsin state representative 
Rep Sara Rodriguez, Wisconsin state representative 
Rep. Lee Snodgrass, Wisconsin state representative 
Rep./County Board Supervisor Shelia Stubbs
Rep. Lisa Subeck, Wisconsin state representative 
Rock County Public Health Department (WI)
Royle Printing (WI)
Sauk Prairie Ambulance (WI)
Schmitz Insurance, LLC (WI)
Sen. Kelda Roys, Wisconsin state senator 
South Central Industries (OK)
St. Louis Blues (MO)
St. Louis Cardinals (MO)
St. Louis City (MO)
St. Louis County (MO)
St. Luke's Hospital (MO)
St. Louis Regional Business Council (MO)
St. Louis Regional Health Commission (MO)
Stoughton Health (WI)
Sun Prairie EMS (WI)
Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce (OK)
The BenefitWorks (WI)
The Office of Gov. Tony Evers (WI)
The Office of Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (WI)
UnityPoint Health – Meriter Hospital (WI)
United Way of Pottawatomie County Inc. (OK)
UW Health (WI)
Volunteers Impacting People/Meals On Wheels (OK)
WPS Health Solutions (WI)
Widen Enterprises (WI)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Hospital Association
Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Zwingli Untied Church of Christ (WI)
8th Street Church (OK)

We hope you join us on May 10 for a moment of silence.

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