ALPENA — Alcona Well being Heart in Alpena lately obtained the respect of 800 Easter eggs from The White Home.
The commemorative picket Easter eggs have been distributed to pick well being care facilities all through the nation, since this yr’s annual White Home Easter Egg Roll was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s such an honor for Alcona Well being Heart to be chosen by President Biden and the First Girl to be the recipient of those commemorative eggs,” AHC CEO Nancy Spencer mentioned in a press launch. “Our employees has completed such an incredible job all through this pandemic. It has not been simple for them, however every step of the best way they’ve risen to the problem. I’m happy with our workforce and blissful that they’re being acknowledged for his or her work by means of this present from the White Home.”
One facet of every egg reads “White Home Easter Egg Roll 2021” with a bunny carrying a face masks, and the opposite facet options the signatures of President Joe Biden and First Girl Jill Biden.
Within the letter from the White Home, Deputy Assistant to the President and Social Secretary Carlos E. Elizondo writes, “Your group’s efforts are a testomony to the onerous work that should happen to ensure that our nation to reopen safely. The well being and wellbeing of People stay an utmost precedence to the President and First Girl, and your efforts and dedication are really appreciated.”
Along with handing out the eggs to employees and volunteers, the letter encourages distribution of the eggs to those that get vaccinated at Alcona Well being Heart places.
“As COVID-19 instances are growing once more within the areas we serve, it will probably turn into tough to see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel,” Spencer added. “The hope that comes with individuals getting vaccinated and thru type gestures like this, whether or not from authorities leaders or group members, actually makes a distinction.”
AHC is a federally certified well being heart with places in seven counties. They serve over 30,000 sufferers on an annual foundation and have been working with the Well being Sources and Providers Administration, an company of the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers, to get COVID-19 vaccines distributed to anybody in these rural communities who’s eligible and needs the vaccine.