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Residents Say 'Thank You' To CHS Medical Staff, Employees (Updated Apr. 6)

April 6, 2020
A thank you note sent to CHS medical staff, employees at St. Charles.

(Updated April 6)

Catholic Health Services’s health care workers are on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. You can show them your appreciation for their efforts by sending a letter or 20-second video to These letters and videos will lift their spirits as they work tirelessly to protect us.

Please include your first and last name and hometown. By submitting, you authorize CHS to use in communications, including, but not limited to, our website and social media. 

Thank you Good Samaritan staff for all you’re doing! — Elizabeth Cook, West Sayville

Thank you all for what you do. There is no greater love than that of one who jeopardizes their own life to help others. Praying for our angel doctors and nurses. — The Marullo family, Port Jefferson Station

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A drawing sent in by Anastasia Homenides of East Northport.

To all of you doing courageous work on the front lines; We don't know you, but we thank you. One of our relatives was diagnosed with--and hospitalized for--coronavirus. He is currently recovering and home from one of the local hospitals. Though you were not involved in his case, you are doing the same impossibly difficult work for hundreds of families all around Long Island. When we were afraid, you stood your ground. When we could do nothing, you did your jobs and continue to do them under the most trying of circumstances. Thank you. We wish you all the best and continued strength and hope as you face down this crisis. We can't be with you on the front lines, but our hearts are with yours. — Erica and Chris Converso, Huntington

It really does take a special person to do the job you do. The bravery and courage you have shown are beyond heroic. I can never thank you enough for working until you're emotionally and physically exhausted to care for people stricken with this horrible virus. I pray that you're all safe and that we get more supplies to protect the angels on Earth that are selflessly protecting us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. — The Tunkel Family, Lynbrook

Hello from a cancer survivor. I want to thank all of the health care workers in the hospital today. God bless you for your courage and bravery during these terrible times. You are on the front lines of this pandemic. I pray that you and all of your families will be protected from this virus and that the Lord will strengthen you always. He helped me to get through cancer treatment 10 years ago and I know that he will help you too if you will look to Him during this time. — Heather Knespler, Smithtown

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Dear CHS Health Care Workers; You are the most spirited, kind and giving human beings on this planet. God gave you a gift and you are sharing that gift with the world. God bless you all. You are in everyone’s’ prayers right now; I am grateful and appreciative. Be careful. Gear up. Take care do yourselves. — Carol Nobbs, Bridgehampton

To all the doctors, nurses, clinicians, and all the support staff at Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Thank you for all you do. Your work is so vital and crucial at this most difficult time. Thank you for saving lives every day. We send prayers for all of you and your families. We thank God for your service and ask for his protection for you. If there is anything we can do, please tell us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  ️️️️— Linda, Millie and Andrew DelGaudio, Glen Head

Please share this rainbow greeting (above drawn by Christopher Cavaliere) from our family thanking you all for your bravery! Bless you, all! — The Cavaliere Family, Valley Stream

Thank you to all the hospital workers on the front line. May you and your families be protected during this time. The entire world thanks you: the real heroes! — Frances Lodato, East Meadow

Thank you, all! — Sarah Kavanaugh, Shoreham (Sarah’s daughters made cards to thank CHS staff)

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My family and friends are grateful beyond words for the extreme sacrifice and service the American health care workers are extending to our communities. Thank you, and God bless you! — Carolyn Stone, Rockville Centre

I live in Babylon and rely on Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for our medical needs. Knowing that the hospital is prepared to help during these difficult times is reassuring beyond measure. I cannot even imagine what each of you is going through, especially to keep up with the incredible growing demands. It is because of you that I feel safe. I applaud your efforts and dedication and want you to know you are my hero. Bless you. — Francesca Lum, Babylon