Message from Horizon CEO Karen McGrath: Thank you for your kindness

From the moment Horizon began its COVID-19 pandemic response in March, we have been overwhelmed by the showing of support from our communities.

We have received more than 250 generous offers, big and small, and they continue to roll in day after day.

Whether we could accept your offer or had to decline due to Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines, I thank each and every one of you who reached out. We received offers and donations from our Auxiliaries, Foundations, staff, physicians, health partners, schools, small businesses, and larger companies; we also received many anonymous donations.

You provided Horizon staff and physicians with coffee, meals, snacks, homemade masks, personal protective equipment, hotel discounts, iPads, wheelchair ramps, hand sanitizer, heartwarming letters from children, and the list goes on.

This shows incredible compassion from people in each of our communities, and beyond.

I always knew that New Brunswickers were kind, giving, and supportive, but it has become apparent that in this province, you treat your health care providers as family.

Thank you for treating us as family when you have been undoubtedly navigating your own challenges and uncertainty.

Thank you for recognizing the critical work that our staff and physicians are doing on the front lines to keep our patients, families and communities safe. Your generosity lifts spirits and shows appreciation as we work through the ebbs and flows of this pandemic.

And remember, the best way you can protect yourself and others, including our health care team, is to wear a mask, keep your distance from others, clean your hands, and continue to follow the advice of public health.

With utmost gratitude,

Karen McGrath

President & CEO
Horizon Health Network