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Owasso Shows Support For Hospital Workers

Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 23:27:27-04

OWASSO, Okla. — People in Owasso gathered for Headlights for Hope. A way to show their support for their hospital workers.

“I’ve been in healthcare 52 years and I’ve never been through anything like this," said Keith Mason, CEO of Bailey Medical Center.

Cars honking. Lights flashing. People waving. All to show support for the staff at Bailey Medical Center in Owasso.

“A lot of people were just kind of feeling a little helpless and this was the one thing we could do while maintaining social distance and thanking all of our amazing staff for doing this," said Noelle Shaw, organizer of the Headlights for Hope in Owasso.

The staff lined the windows, waving back to the crowd.

“We have a staff of about 30 to 40 people in there," Mason said. "And we’ve got some pretty sick patients. And this is just great support from this community showing that, hey, we’re in this together and we’ve got these folks who really care for us.”

The community and local law enforcement showed up to say thanks to those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Everybody can hang on to the hope and know that we’re Americans and we can pull through this," Shaw said. "We pull through everything. So, we’ll get through this one too.”

They plan to show their Headlights for Hope again at St. John Hospital in Owasso Thursday at 7 p.m.

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