HCMC honors COVID-19 patients

Above left, 21 luminarias with hearts stamped in remembrance of the COVID-19 patients who died from the virus while being treated at Henry County Medical Center are set up alongside Tyson Avenue. These plus another 362 luminarias, in honor of COVID-19 patients who were treated at HCMC and survived, were set up Monday afternoon and glowed during the night. The luminarias stretched from in front of the hospital’s main entrance, down the sidewalk in front of HCMC and ended at Hospital Circle. At right, Henry County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway (middle) reads a proclamation during the hospital’s luminaria ceremony Monday afternoon to officially recognize National Nurses Week, from Thursday through today, and National Health Care Week, Sunday through Saturday, in Henry County with Lisa Casteel (left), HCMC CEO, and Neely Ashby, chief nursing officer, standing beside him.

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