Have you ever had a hospital experience that made you feel like a specific caregiver made a world of difference during your stay? HCGH staff is committed to making sure you and your family members are well cared for when you are here.
It is because of these special occurrences that Howard Hospital Foundation (HHF) started the program, Honor a Caregiver. This program allows HCGH patrons and friends to make a tribute donation to a caregiver who made a difference during your or your loved one’s hospital experience. Be it a physician, nurse, housekeeper or other caregiver – often times just one person or many people can make all the difference.
Your HCGH caregiver will be acknowledged and thanked for their outstanding and compassionate care.
Your donation will support new equipment, staff education, community wellness and other enhancements designed to save and improve lives in. You can help bring healing to the community and make a difference now and well into the future. To make a donation to honor a caregiver, click here or call 410-740-7840.
Messages of Gratitude
Care in an Emergency
Dear paramedics, nurses and doctors of HCGH,
We would like to thank you for saving my daughter, Alyssa Thattassery. She had febrile seizures on a cold day in December. She was only a year old when she had a terrible case of the flu. She had prolonged seizures. As a physician myself, it was a scary experience to witness my daughter while she was uncontrollably seizing. The paramedics were quick to respond and they calmed me down. I was so helpless. Later Alyssa was intubated and given IV seizure meds by the pediatric physician. With the efficient team of medical staff and excellent care and lots of love and prayers, our daughter recovered 100 percent. Enclosed is my donation to thank you for your service!
The Thattessery Family
The Impact of Inpatient Care
Mildred Toth has lived in Columbia for 10 years and has been a patient at HCGH several times. Her most recent visit lasted several days, and she was moved by her care to honor her caregivers with a donation to HHF.
“They all treated me so well and everyone took so much time to be nice,” says Mildred. “The group of nurses and techs, especially Tederra, were professional and kind and always understanding. They sympathized with me when I was feeling miserable. No one wants to be sick and in a hospital, but the staff made it bearable. They had such an impact on me, I wrote down their names: Carolyn, Kendra, Alyssa, Kim and Linda too! When people do their job right and go all out, they should be told.”
Supporting the Patient and Family
Michelle Tuazon, RN
It is not every day that you meet people like Michelle Tuazon that genuinely touch your heart during a period of a family medical crisis. I felt it was imperative to recognize Michelle for her professionalism, all her hard work, dedication and sincere devotion to provide the quality care to her patients and their families. She is a true Role Model of how Nurses and care providers should present themselves to patients and their families during their stay in the hospital. I wish there were more people like her. I feel sincerely honored to have her met her and had her care for my mother.
I am proud to donate to: Honor a Caregiver in her name for all that she has done for my mother and our family. Thank you so very much Michelle Tauzon for being the Best of the Best!!!!
A Grateful Caregiver and Daughter