America’s entire health care system is working tirelessly to address the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week, Atmos Energy saluted health care workers’ efforts by delivering more than 12,000 meals to health care heroes in the eight states the company serves, including sites in Princeton, Madisonville and Paducah.
“During these unprecedented times, we have seen our first responders and the medical professionals rise to the occasion,” said Kay Coomes, public affairs manager for Atmos Kentucky-Mid-States Division.
The month of May is traditionally dedicated to honoring health care workers and to remind everyone that health comes first.
From National Nursing Week (May 6-12) to Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12) to National Hospital Week (May 10-16), these observances shine a spotlight on the selfless efforts of hospitals and health system staff across America.
So Atmos Energy team members coordinated with local health care professionals caring for coronavirus patients to deliver hearty meals full of hometown flavor from struggling local restaurants that offer expanded take-out and delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, Atmos Energy fed lunch to about 100 staffers at Princeton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
“These individuals have never stopped performing their duties,” Coomes said. “Even though their families may be at risk, these individuals get up and go to work. We can never repay them for their sacrifice; however, Atmos Energy recognized our heroes with a small token of our appreciation.”