As Advocate Sherman Hospital celebrates 133 years of service to Elgin and the surrounding communities, State Senator Donald DeWitte (R-St. Charles) surprised 400 healthcare workers on Wednesday with “breakfast on the go” bags during the 7:00 AM shift change.
“The healthcare professionals at Sherman Hospital are frontline heroes, and they are deserving of our admiration and appreciation,” said Sen. DeWitte. “I was struck by the smiles and pleasant demeanors of every individual who visited our treat table, from those who were coming off a 12-hour shift, to those who were just starting their day. We are incredibly fortunate in this region to have such bright and wonderful people providing quality care to residents.”
As doctors, nurses, therapists, chaplains, and support staff personnel moved through the hospital’s employee entrance, Sen. DeWitte and his staff greeted them and thanked them for their dedicated service. Each employee received a bag including a donut, a drink, and a flower.
“This was a small gesture to show the staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital how much they are valued as members of this area’s essential workforce,” added Sen. DeWitte. “It was a pleasure to talk with frontline workers and administrative staff about the successes they have enjoyed and the challenges they face. I just wanted to make sure they knew their hard work does not go unnoticed.”